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22/01/2016 - Burkina Faso - Australia

Burkina Faso 'optimistic' about release of kidnapped Australian couple, says foreign minister

Burkina Faso’s foreign minister has told RFI that he is optimistic about the release of two kidnapped Australians.
French President François Hollande, (2nd from right) with the four French hostages, (left to right) Marc Feret, Pierre Legrand, Daniel Larribe, Thierry Dol at the Villacoublay military, 30 October 2013.
29/12/2015 - FRANCE - NIGER

Former French hostage to sue French state, Areva

Ex-French hostage Thierry Dol says he will press charges against the French state and his employer, energy giant Areva, so as to find out what led to his rescue after three years in captivity in ...
Malian secuirty forces in front of the Radisson Blu in Bamako on 20 November 2015.
21/11/2015 - MALI

Mali on state of emergency as three Bamako hotel attackers sought

Malian security forces are searching for three suspects in the hostage-taking in Friday's Bamako hotel that cost at least 19 lives.
Troops outside the Radisson Blu
20/11/2015 - MALI

Mali hotel siege ends with up to 27 reported dead

No more people were held in the Bamako hotel that was the scene of a seven-hour hostage-taking, Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore announced on Friday afternoon.
A hostage is rushed oiut of the Bamako Radisson Blu hotel
20/11/2015 - MALI - France

Half of Mali hotel hostages freed, reports

At least three people have been killed in the hostage-taking at the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, but 80 managed to escape as special forces stormed the building.
The Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako.
20/11/2015 - MALI

170 held hostage in hotel in Mali capital, Bamako

As many as 170 people were taken hostage by armed men in a hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, on Friday morning. The hostage-takers shouted "Allahu Akbar!" when they entered the building

The four French journalists released from captivity arrive back in France (l-r) Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Hénin and Pierre Torres
26/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Second French jihadist named as possible Islamic State jailer

A French jihadist has been named as a possible jailer of Western hostages in Syria.
Lilian Lepère
19/08/2015 - France

French media accused of endangering siege survivor after Charlie Hebdo killings

A man who hid under a sink from the Charlie Hebdo gunmen for eight hours has accused French media of endangering his life.
Isabelle Prime was greeted by President Hollande and Foreign minister Laurent Fabius, August 7, 2015
08/08/2015 - France-Yemen

French hostage Isabelle Prime back in France after Yemen release

France's last hostage abroad, Isabelle Prime, returned home Friday evening after spending more than five months in captivity.
Mali soldiers in training, 2015
08/08/2015 - Mali-France

12 dead, 7 arrested, after deadly siege in Mali ends

Malian special forces backed by French soldiers have ended the siege of a hotel in central Mali, freeing four hostages being held there by gunmen, according to officials.
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