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Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
8/31/2022 9:09:30 PM
As war returns to the region of Tigray, the Ethiopian government must understand that a healthy and integrated Ethiopia cannot be established by taking some six million people hostage.

World - International
8/13/2022 5:09:18 PM
In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American citizens hostage, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 declaring a national emergency against Iran.

World - Region
8/11/2022 1:34:47 PM
A Lebanese man armed with a shotgun broke into a Beirut bank on Thursday, holding employees hostage and threatening to set himself ablaze with gasoline unless he receives his trapped savings, a security official said.

War in Ukraine - Economy
6/20/2022 6:18:50 PM
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday that Africa was "a hostage" of Russia's war on Ukraine which has spurred global food shortages and famine fears across the African continent.

Opinion -
4/26/2022 7:48:44 PM
The United States was occupied for 12 hours with a terrorist incident in Texas, where a British person held hostage a synagogue rabbi and three worshipers for long hours. The terrorist claimed to be the brother of Dr. Afia Siddiqui, and demanded her release in exchange for the release of the hostages. The terrorist was killed in the incident and no one was injured.

World - Region
4/21/2022 12:53:02 PM
Libya's oil industry, the lifeblood of its economy, has fallen hostage once more to a political schism, as the re-emergence of parallel administrations has forced many hydrocarbon facilities to close.

World - International
4/14/2022 9:34:45 PM
El Shafee Elsheikh, a member of the notorious Islamic State kidnap-and-murder cell known as the "Beatles," was found guilty of all charges on Thursday in the deaths of four American hostages in Syria.

World - Africa
4/11/2022 1:04:30 PM
Gunmen who carried out a high-profile attack on a train in northwest Nigeria last month have released a video showing about two dozen of the hostages they kidnapped in the assault.

War in Ukraine - Humanitarian
3/16/2022 3:08:04 PM
A hundred technicians are working under armed guard to maintain the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant in northern Ukraine, held hostage for three weeks by Russian forces who seized the compound in the first hours of the invasion.

World - International
1/16/2022 9:52:06 PM
Britain's foreign minister Liz Truss on Sunday condemned a hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas as an "act of terrorism and antisemitism".

World - International
1/16/2022 9:45:37 AM
All four people taken hostage in a more than 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue have been freed unharmed, police said late Saturday, and their suspected captor is dead.

World - Region
1/3/2022 10:40:53 PM
The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group verbally attacked the king of Saudi Arabia on Monday, saying Riyadh helped spread "extremist Islamic ideology" worldwide and is taking the thousands of Lebanese who work in the oil-rich Persian Gulf region "hostage.''

World - International
12/16/2021 8:14:37 PM
The remaining members of a missionary group who were kidnapped two months ago have been freed, Haiti police and the group said Thursday.

World - International
9/25/2021 12:43:33 PM
Two Canadians detained in 2018 and accused of spying in China were freed from harsh detention conditions and are heading back home Saturday, bringing an end to a bitter three-year diplomatic row

World - International
9/5/2021 6:12:32 PM
Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas says there are six airplanes at the Mazar-e-Sharif airport with American citizens on board, along with their Afghan interpreters, and the Taliban are 'holding them hostage' right now

World - International
6/9/2021 11:22:28 AM
Among the concerns raised by hostage advocates interviewed for the report is that once American troops leave Afghanistan _ a process the Biden administration has said will be completed by Sept. 11

World - International
5/8/2021 4:33:46 PM
The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters did not take any hostage or put up resistance when army troops and police took positions at dawn Saturday near the public market in the farming town of Datu Paglas

World - International
3/21/2021 9:50:58 AM
Philippine troops have killed a leader of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group and rescued four Indonesian hostages held since last year, the military said on Sunday

World - Region
2/21/2021 1:25:29 PM
Turkish prosecutors on Sunday launched a probe into a pro-Kurdish MP suspected of having travelled to a Kurdish-controlled region of Iraq where 13 Turkish hostages were killed in a failed rescue

World - Region
2/15/2021 7:45:56 PM
Price said Blinken spoke by phone with Cavusoglu on Monday and 'emphasized the longstanding importance of the US-Turkish bilateral relationship" and "our shared interest in countering terrorism'

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