Nigeria

Dozens still missing after Boko Haram school assault

Government retracts earlier statement that some of the girls had been rescued after Boko Haram attacked their school.

Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after attack

Africa

Freed Chibok girls meet Nigeria's leader Buhari

Nigeria's president pledges to ensure the 82 girls' 'health, education, security, and general well-being'.

Middle East

Qatar hunters held captive for 16 months express relief

Two men abducted while hunting in southern Iraq relish their newfound freedom as they return home.

Qatar hunters held captive for 16 months express relief

Africa

Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children.

Ethiopia reports deadly raid by gunmen from South Sudan

Africa

Aid workers kidnapped in famine-hit South Sudan

US charity Samaritan's Purse says South Sudanese staffers detained by 'armed personnel' in country's north.

Aid workers kidnapped in famine-hit South Sudan

Somalia

Somali pirates free hostages held for nearly five years

Twenty-six Asian sailors, held captive in a small fishing village since 2012, were released on Saturday.

Somali pirates free hostages held for nearly five years

Qatar

Qatari royal freed by kidnappers in Iraq

Efforts ongoing to free the rest of the 26 kidnapped from a desert hunting party near the Saudi border last December.

Qatari royal freed by kidnappers in Iraq

Abductions

Americans reported missing in Iraq

US embassy says its nationals are missing after local media reported three Americans kidnapped by militias in Baghdad.

Americans reported missing in Iraq

Abductions

UN chief presses Iraq on abducted Qataris

Ban Ki-moon phones PM Abadi to urge prompt action for the safe return of more than two dozen Qataris taken by gunmen.

UN chief presses Iraq on abducted Qataris

Abductions

Gulf nations demand release of abducted Qataris in Iraq

GCC says Iraq should take "decisive" steps as Iraq denies mass kidnapping had anything to do with its government.

Gulf nations demand release of abducted Qataris in Iraq

War & Conflict

Mali forces hunt Bamako attack suspects

President Keita announces 21 people killed in brazen attack on luxury hotel in Bamako with three suspects on the run.

Inside Story

Bamako hotel attack: Mali's security challenges

Could the attack on a luxury hotel in the Malian capital have been prevented?

War & Conflict

'No more hostages' as security forces comb Mali hotel

Mali state television reports that at least 27 people were killed in assault on Radisson Blu hotel.

'No more hostages' as security forces comb Mali hotel

Abductions

Abu Sayyaf beheading of Malaysian condemned

PM Najib said he's shocked and sickened after hostage killed by the armed group in the southern Philippines.

Abu Sayyaf beheading of Malaysian condemned

101 East

Bringing Them Home: Parental Abduction in Australia

101 East explores why over 300 Australian children are abducted by a parent and taken overseas every year.