HOSTAGES

  • Watch: Timeline of Sydney siege December 16, 2014

    Watch the 17-hour-long siege that unfolded in the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in downtown Sydney on Monday. ...
  • Sydney: Twitteratis come out in support of Muslim women abused on a bus December 16, 2014

    Thousands have come out to show their solidarity with Muslims and are tweeting with the hashtag 'I will ride with you'. The movement was started after reports that some women in burqas were abused on a bus in Sydney following the hostage crisis. Anti-Muslim sentiment flared as chilling images from...
  • Hostage calls up Radio presenter from Sydney's Lindt cafe December 15, 2014

    A radio show host in Australia told CNN that one of the hostages inside the Sydney cafe got in touch with him and he could hear the gunman giving instructions to the hostages. ...
  • Sydney hostage incident terrifying, can't say if it's politically motivated: Australian PM December 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott convened a meeting of his security inner circle in his Cabinet to discuss the response to the hostage-taking. An armed man has taken undisclosed number of people hostage at a popular cafe sparking a security alert in Australia. ...
  • American AlQaeda hostage seeks Obama's help December 27, 2013

    The FBI is trying to authenticate the 13minute alleged Al Qaeda video that shows a 72yearold American hostage urging his government to help free him. American contract worker Warren Weinstein was taken from his home in Pakistan several years ago. ...
  • Father of sailor taken hostage on MV Iceberg 1 narrates his plight March 18, 2013

    Thirteen of the 28 Indian seafarers, rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012, reached India on Monday. Meanwhile, Puroshottam Tiwari, father of Dheeraj Tiwari who is still hostage on MV Iceberg 1, spoke to CNN-IBN about his plight. ...
  • Argo: Meet embassy workers who inspired the film February 27, 2013

    'Argo' won the Oscar for the Best Picture at the Academy Awards ceremony. The film documents the covert CIA operation that rescued six Americans during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. Here are the real embassy workers who inspired the movie. ...
  • Syrian rebels issue ultimatum over 48 Iranian hostages October 6, 2012

    Syrian rebels on Friday issued a 48 hour deadline for Iran and Syria to give in to their demands to secure the release of 48 Iranians taken hostage earlier this year. They threatened to execute the Shiite pilgrims if Tehran and Damascus did not release captured Syrian rebels within 48 hours...
  • Watch: Naveen Patnaik on President poll May 4, 2012

    Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is unlikely to support Congress's candidate for the Presidential poll. ...
  • Odisha CM did not raise Naxal issue: P Chidambaram April 23, 2012

    Home Minister P Chidambaram was reacting to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's allegations that the Centre did not help his government solve the hostage crisis. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 16, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 12, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Maoists treated me well, says Paolo Bosusco April 12, 2012

    Naxals have released Paulo Bosusco after a month in custody. The Odisha government has agreed to free 27 jailed cadres in exchange. ...
  • The Last Word: Is Odisha responding effectively to hostage crisis? April 10, 2012

    The Odisha Govt has said that it is facilitating the release of the 27 prisoners, demanded by two Maoist groups, within the legal framework. ...
  • Is govt indifferent to the plight of sailors held hostage? April 9, 2012

    The Somali pirates have hijacked a merchant oil tanker, MT Royal Grace, with 17 Indians on board. ...
  • News 360: Justice after 10 years in a Gujarat riots case April 9, 2012

    The court has convicted 23 people in the Ode massacre case in which several people were burnt alive by a mob. ...
  • News 360: Maoist leader threatens to kill the Italian hostage April 6, 2012

    Release seven Maoists within 96 hours or the Italian hostage will be killed, says Sabyasachi Panda. ...
  • News 360: Did Army Chief anticipate misreading of units movement? April 5, 2012

    As early as March 13, General V K Singh reportedly told 'The Week' magazine that there were people who wanted to make stories for nefarious aims. ...
  • Odisha hasn't asked for help: PC on hostage crisis March 31, 2012

    After being blamed for not assisting, Home minister P Chidambaram clarified that Odisha government had not asked the Centre for any assistance except for intelligence sharing. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 26, 2012

    The Army Chief claimed that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore to clear the purchase of substandard vehicles for the forces. ...
  • News 360: Kejriwal refuses to apologise for calling MPs corrupt March 26, 2012

    Parliamentarians demanded action against Team Anna for the derogatory remarks made during Hazare's fast at Janatar Mantar on Sunday. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Naveen Patnaik March 20, 2012

    Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday appointed three negotiators to hold talks with the Maoists over the hostage crisis. ...
  • 78 Maoists tied and abducted us: Released Indian hostage March 18, 2012

    Santosh Kumar Maharana, who was released by the Maoists earlier, said that all the four hostages were taken 56 kms away from the spot of abduction. ...
  • MV Iceberg hostages' parents criticise govt for inaction January 10, 2012

    Even as 17 Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates are reunited with their families there are many still held hostage. ...
  • It was a horrible experience: MV Iceberg sailor January 10, 2012

    Parents of the Indian sailors on board the MV Iceberg are running from pillar to post to get their children back to safety. ...
  • Govt ignored our suffering: Sailors' families June 14, 2011

    Six Indian families are grateful to one Pakistani, Ansar Burney, who helped collect the ransom to free the sailors. ...
  • Sad our govt didn't help: MV Suez sailors' family June 14, 2011

    MV Suez with 6 Indians on board was freed after a ransom was paid to Somali pirates. ...
  • MV Iceberg 1 hostage makes SOS call April 21, 2011

    An Indian hostage of MV Iceberg 1, Dhiraj Tiwari, made a SOS call reaching out for help. He relives the horrible year he and other hostages have gone through. ...
  • Hot pursuit may harm hostages: Navy April 12, 2011

    Commander P V Satish said we cannot be doing defensive action so many other nationalities involved in this case. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Sampa's diary March 19, 2011

    Sampa's husband Ravinder is one of the crew members on MV Suez, that was captured by pirates in August 2010. Since then, Sampa has been trying her best to get her husband back. She has spoken to Sushma Swaraj, and has even tried to reach the Prime Minister, but, there...