Hostage crisis

Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

Official: ‘Numerous’ other bodies at Algeria plant

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – An Algerian security official says de-mining squads searching for explosives found “numerous” bodies Sunday at a gas refinery where Islamic militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage.


Pittsburgh negotiators new to Facebook wrinkle

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police negotiators say they had never dealt with a hostage taker who communicated publicly on Facebook before they convinced a man to surrender after he did just that last week. And […]



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