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Man arrested after summoning gang to threaten cops

A man ordering dozens of gangsters to stalk and menace a group of four men, including two policemen, in Bien Hoa was arrested Saturday.

Fisherman held hostage by Islamic militants drowns in escape bid

An Indonesian fisherman held hostage for four months by Islamic militants in the Philippines has drowned, while two other captured men have been rescued.

Vietnamese officials held hostage over detention of protesters

14 were detained by police while protesting a power project that they believed was killing forest.
April 21, 2018 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Vietnamese hostage rescued in Philippines: military

'The hostage was able to run from the militants in the course of military operations and our troops rescued him with the help of local connections.'
August 21, 2017 | 04:52 pm GMT+7

Philippines nab four suspects behind kidnapping of Vietnamese sailors

They are believed to have taken part in the kidnapping by the militant group Abu Sayyaf last November.
July 18, 2017 | 09:02 pm GMT+7

Militant group Abu Sayyaf kills another Vietnamese sailor in the Philippines: foreign ministry

He is the third Vietnamese hostage to be killed by the Muslim rebels this month.
July 12, 2017 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

Hanoi hostage crisis: The 37-year land dispute, explained

The week long hostage situation has ended. Let's take a look at what actually happened as inspection into the land dispute in Hanoi's suburban village is on.
April 22, 2017 | 04:12 pm GMT+7

Somali pirates free 26 hostages, among them Vietnamese, held since 2012

The hostages are from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.
October 23, 2016 | 09:42 am GMT+7

Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter in Bangladesh, foreigners among hostages

Seven Italian nationals are thought to be among the hostages taken by gunmen who stormed a cafe popular with foreigners in the capital of Bangladesh on Friday, Italian state television said quoting the Italian ambassador to Bangladesh.
July 02, 2016 | 08:12 am GMT+7

New photo of Japanese hostage appears with message pleading for help

The Japanese government said on Monday it was doing all it could to secure the release of a Japanese journalist being held hostage by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after an apparent photograph of the man was posted on the internet.
May 30, 2016 | 11:43 am GMT+7

Philippine island rebels free 10 Indonesian hostages

Islamist militants in the southern Philippines released 10 Indonesian hostages on Sunday, ending a month-long ordeal during which a kidnapped Canadian held by the same group was beheaded after a ransom deadline passed.
May 01, 2016 | 04:10 pm GMT+7
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