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Chinese among five held for abducting debtor for ransom

A Chinese man and four Vietnamese have been placed under house arrest for allegedly abducting a person last month to collect a debt.

Story of a father who criss-crossed China to rescue trafficked daughter

In an old house in suburban Hanoi, the 60-year-old man recalls his year-long effort to rescue his daughter from human traffickers in China.

Fake cops kidnapping Chinese nationals arrested in northern Vietnam

Police in the border province of Lang Son have arrested 10 Vietnamese found kidnapping Chinese nationals and demanding ransom.
May 13, 2019 | 07:45 am GMT+7

Singapore arrests citizen for faking own kidnapping in Vietnam

A Singaporean man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly staging his own kidnapping in Vietnam, The Straits Times reported Thursday.
March 23, 2019 | 10:07 am GMT+7

Vietnamese action movie to hit US screens

Vietnamese movie “Furie” about a martial artist’s rescue of her trafficked daughter has been bought by a U.S. distributor for release on March 1.
February 13, 2019 | 12:51 pm GMT+7

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines: army

The Abu Sayyaf has been known to behead hostages unless ransom payments are made.
September 17, 2018 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Nigeria's Boko Haram has abducted more than 1,000 children since 2013: UN

'Children in northeastern Nigeria continue to come under attack at a shocking scale.'
April 13, 2018 | 07:54 am GMT+7

Woman held for kidnapping of American children in Saigon

The Vietnamese-American demanded $50,000 from a 'friend' for the safe return of his daughters.
March 12, 2018 | 10:23 am GMT+7

Vietnamese fishermen rescued after nine-month hostage ordeal in the Philippines

Four of them were taken hostage by militant group Abu Sayyaf in February, but one died of sickness before the rescue.
November 13, 2017 | 10:10 am 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

Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners - presidency

The kidnapping is now in its eight year and with little sign of ending.
May 07, 2017 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island -army

The group has been responsible for the kidnappings of many tourists and crews of foreign ships in the region, with Vietnamese among their victims.
April 22, 2017 | 10:03 pm GMT+7

Two-month-old baby rescued from kidnappers in northern Vietnam

The kidnappers were trying to sell the baby girl to buyers in China.
April 05, 2017 | 08:58 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

10-year-old boy bites through rope to escape kidnapper in southern Vietnam

A young boy in the southern province of Ca Mau used his teeth to bite through a rope after being kidnapped by an ex-convict who was demanding a ransom of VND500 million ($22,100).
June 29, 2016 | 02:52 pm GMT+7
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