Latest Foreign hostages in Iraq Stories

2008-09-30 09:00:23

Eleven hostages freed after 10 days in captivity in Egypt have begun returning to their home countries, national leaders said. Germany's Interior Ministry said five German tourists who were among the kidnapped group arrived back in Germany Tuesday, CNN reported.

2008-09-28 21:00:18

Sudanese forces have shot and killed six of the kidnappers who abducted a group of European tourists in Egypt last week, officials said. Two other suspected kidnappers have been taken into custody, while the tourists remain in captivity in Chad, the BBC reported Sunday.

2006-08-26 15:16:10

DUBAI (Reuters) - A little known Iraqi Islamist militant group said on Saturday it had kidnapped a Turkish employee of a Turkish firm and demanded Ankara sever its ties with Baghdad's government for his release.

2006-08-15 22:01:40

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - Two days after her abduction in Baghdad, American journalist Jill Carroll desperately pleaded with her captors to believe she was not hiding an electronic chip somewhere in her body to communicate with U.S. Marines.

2006-08-13 17:09:46

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Certain she would be murdered by the men who kidnapped her on a Baghdad street and fatally shot her translator, American journalist Jill Carroll begged her captors at one point to use a gun to end her life rather than a knife.

2006-08-09 08:21:28

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had arrested four Iraqis suspected of being involved in the abduction of U.S. journalist Jill Carroll, held hostage for 82 days before her release earlier this year.

2006-07-26 08:53:22

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen in police uniforms kidnapped 17 people from a Baghdad apartment building on Wednesday, Interior Ministry sources said. They said the kidnappers abducted 10 men, five women and two children from different families.

2006-07-16 13:37:08

By Mariam Karouny and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people in a cafe north of Baghdad on Sunday, while the head of Iraq's North Oil Company was kidnapped in the capital, the second high-profile abduction in two days.

2006-07-12 06:35:24

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces said they had found the bodies of 20 bus drivers who had been kidnapped north of Baghdad earlier on Wednesday.

2006-07-04 12:25:35

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi deputy electricity minister, kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday along with 19 bodyguards was released 12 hours later unharmed, Interior Ministry sources said. They said Raad al-Harith was freed with seven of his bodyguards in the same area where he was kidnapped.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.