Wayne Couzens admitted to charges of rape and kidnapping of the 33-year-old marketing executive, whose killing in March touched off national anger at male violence against women.
It’s a bad time for President Muhammadu Buhari to play the tyrant.
A notorious terrorist leader in Nigeria who kidnapped schoolgirls in Chibok has blown himself up, according to a new audio recording attributed to the head of a rival extremist group.
For émigrés and exiles, pressure on families back home, social media intimidation, even kidnapping, have become a regular part of life.
A psychologist who had worn the blue, he coached thousands of New York City police officers in hostage negotiations, creating a model for law enforcement.
Abubakar Shekau, the longtime leader of Boko Haram, was reported to have blown himself up on Wednesday night. But he has been falsely reported dead several times before.
In a short clip that circulated online, the journalist, Olivier Dubois, said he had been seized by a jihadist group linked to Al Qaeda and urged the French government to secure his release.
Police officers in Houston responded to a kidnapping tip on Friday and found nearly 100 undocumented people crammed into a house, according to the authorities.
The journalists were filming a documentary about anti-poaching activities in the Western African nation when their convoy was ambushed.
While hopes for the return of Austin Tice have faded, the top American hostage negotiator says he believes the former journalist is still alive.
As the wife of the highest-ranking American detained in the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, she started a nationwide movement with a symbol of support.
The Olympiad gives us leverage. Let’s use it.
An inspection by the state’s health department discovered that inmates had to deal with overcrowded cells, moldy showers and bedbugs.
A correction officer who had been taken hostage was rescued, officials said. The officer was injured and taken to a hospital.
Thousands of protesters rallied in South London near where the 33-year-old woman was last seen, despite police warnings that the event would be unlawful because of coronavirus restrictions.
With modifications for the pandemic, the tribute to Sarah Everard, 33, who went missing in London last week, is moving ahead after having been canceled. A police officer is now charged in her killing.
In Afghanistan, a rise in targeted attacks that the governments seems unable to stop has also encouraged the settling of old scores through vendetta killings.
Thousands of women shared stories on social media of harassment and fears of walking home at night after Sarah Everard, 33, disappeared in London last week.
A court in Colombia is exposing atrocities in the country’s long civil war, trying to compile a record all sides can accept, and offering leniency to those who confess. Not everyone is pleased.
The officer, Bryan Riser, was arrested on Thursday, nearly two years after a witness said the officer had instructed him to kidnap and kill two people in the city, the police said.
The return of more than 300 girls marked the second time in less than a week that gunmen in the country had released kidnapped schoolchildren.
Northern Nigeria’s kidnap-for-ransom industry is growing, and it’s not just the well-off who are at risk. The new targets are poor villagers and ordinary schoolchildren.
The authorities declined to say how many students were taken in an area where a surge in armed militancy has led to a worsening breakdown of security.
When the police arrived, they found the man with his hands bound behind his back by a belt and a bandanna “stuffed in his mouth” in Coolidge, Ariz.
An Iranian-American couple’s relocation to Iran after their daughters went off to college in the United States was a mistake paid for in accusations of spying, murky prosecution and prison.
A Honduran man and his young child were kidnapped for ransom while enrolled in a Trump program that forced thousands of asylum seekers to wait across the border. President Biden is slowly easing the restrictions.
Kidnappers in the West African country once targeted people with money or power. But increasingly, they are abducting people with neither — like schoolchildren.
“Blindfold” is the American journalist Theo Padnos’s memoir of his nearly two years in captivity and a meditation on resilience.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the United States and opposition Kurdish politicians in an effort to deflect responsibility for a failed rescue operation.
Haiti is “on the verge of explosion,” the country’s Episcopal bishops say. Many accuse the government of supporting gangs to stay in power as a constitutional crisis looms.
Dominic Ongwen was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army militia as a child, and later rose to be one of its commanders. He was once a victim of some of the same crimes he was accused of later in life.
The remarkable story of one mother’s implausible quest to bring a cartel to justice for the murder of her child.
The court ordered the release of Ahmed Omar Sheikh, a man previously convicted of being the mastermind of the American journalist’s abduction and murder.
With just two years left in President Buhari’s tenure, can a new approach defeat the militants and bandits who are killing, kidnapping and traumatizing Nigeria’s people?
Ty G. Garbin, a 25-year-old airplane mechanic, agreed to plead guilty and to testify against the other five defendants charged in federal court in Western Michigan.
An abduction and a murder have scared dissidents seeking shelter in Turkey into looking further afield for safety.
The police responded to the standoff with a SWAT team, and gunshots and explosions were heard.
Abductions and executions of Iranian journalists and activists seem to be aimed at complicating the resumption of talks under the Biden administration.
Patric Ferguson, who had been with the department for over two years, kidnapped a man in the back of a squad car and shot him, the authorities said.
The recent order by a Pakistani court to release his kidnapper opens old wounds and raises old questions about the war on terror that have never been resolved.
A detention order had been applied to four men accused in the American journalist’s abduction and murder even after their convictions were overturned.
Witnesses saw Michaela Garecht kidnapped in Northern California in 1988. This week the authorities charged an incarcerated man with murder during a kidnapping.
Cpl. Hayden Allen Harris’s body was found in a remote part of Sussex County, N.J. A fellow soldier was in custody and was expected to be charged in connection with his death, the authorities said.
Capitalizing on a rare victory, the Nigerian government publicly displayed the more than 300 boys who had been released, and insisted it had not paid ransom.
A Nigerian official said all of the abducted boys were released Thursday evening and would be reunited with their parents in the morning.
The Treasury imposed sanctions on two Interior Ministry officials, who it said were “involved in the abduction, detention and probable death” of Mr. Levinson, a former F.B.I. agent.
Robert Lee Brown and Christopher Osteen escaped from a state prison in Lake County, Tenn., then kidnapped a man and stole another man’s truck, the authorities said.
Armada con una pistola, tarjetas de identificación falsas y disfraces, Miriam Rodríguez se convirtió en un escuadrón de detectives que desafiaba a un sistema en el que suele prevalecer la impunidad criminal.
Hundreds of Nigerian students are feared missing after gunmen raided a secondary school in the northern state of Katsina. The military later exchanged fire with the attackers in a forest.
Armed with a handgun, a fake ID card and disguises, Miriam Rodríguez was a one-woman detective squad, defying a system where criminal impunity often prevails.