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2012-08-01 | Kidnapped Red Cross worker freed in Yemen
A French staff member of the international Red Cross who was kidnapped in Yemen almost three months ago has been freed, officials said Saturday.

2012-07-22 | Temptress convicted of kidnapping, faces life imprisonment
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A woman who lured two men to being abducted and held for nearly $1 million in ransom by a Mexican gang has been convicted of conspiracy and kidnapping charges.

2012-07-22 | Military officers arrange recovered bodies from the ferry tragedy for identification
Military officers arrange recovered bodies from the ferry tragedy for identification, at the Maisara grounds in Zanzibar July 19, 2012. Rescue workers fought rough seas on Thursday to search for more than 100 people missing after an overcrowded ferry sank near the Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar, but hopes of finding survivors were slim. At least 38 people, including an American citizen, were confirmed dead

2012-07-22 | 'Ransom' and swap secures kidnapped aid workers' release in Mali
"We got 15 million euros for the release of the three hostages and we also secured the release of a mujahideen imprisoned by Mauritania" in return for freeing one Italian and two Spanish aid workers, Walid Abu Sarhaoui told AFP.

2012-07-16 | Libyan Olympic Committee chief abducted
Salah Al-Alam said he learned of the abduction from his brother's friend, who was with the LOC chief when the kidnapping took place. The gunmen stopped al-Alam's car, shoved him into another car and sped off, leaving the friend unharmed on the street.

2012-07-16 | Egyptian kidnappers release American hostages, official says
Kidnappers in Egypt have released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide after holding them hostage for three days, a security official said Monday.

2012-07-15 | Kidnapping becomes lucrative source of income for terror groups
In most of the kidnapping for ransom cases, the victim families get desperate for the safe return of their loved ones and meet the ransom demand of the abductors or try to keep the police in the dark for the safety of their loved ones. If the police are involved in the search, at the outset they advise the family not to register a formal case. And even if the police are pressured, sometimes they simply register a case under the section of kidnapping rather than invoking the relevant law dealing with the ransom demand.

2012-07-15 | Securing the hotel room of the future
When first entering the room, guests will be able to open the door’s Mobile Key Solution lock using VingCard Elsafe’s VISIONLINE wireless software, RFID and mobile-friendly NFC technology. Using these integrations, guests securely receive their room number and room key via PC or web-enabled cell phones, ultimately bypassing the front desk during check-in and check-out.

2012-07-15 | Kidnapped Red Cross worker freed in Yemen
A French staff member of the international Red Cross who was kidnapped in Yemen almost three months ago has been freed, officials said Saturday.

2012-07-15 | Family fears for Boston pastor abducted in Egypt
The son of Rev. Michel Louis told The Associated Press that his father was on a church trip to retrace Jesus' steps through the Holy Land with 23 other members of the clergy and worshippers when he was abducted. Along with him, a 39-year-old Boston woman in the group and a tour guide were kidnapped in broad daylight Friday

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