WATCH: Soldiers train to free hostages from hotel

IDF forces practice scenarios posing potential danger to life in vacation city of Eilat.Naama Zaltzman, IDF site, 8/10/2017, 9:33 AM

At least 22 dead in Mali hostage taking

At least 22 people dead after jihadists take over hotel in Mali's capital, holding more than 100 people hostage.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/20/2015, 9:24 PM

Gunmen on the Run after Taking Hostages in Store Near Paris

18 people were held in a Primark clothing store, in what appears to be a robbery gone awry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2015, 4:28 PM

US to Legalize Private Ransom Payments to Terror Groups

Washington's review of hostage policy to quietly sanction funding terror through private means; White House insists law has not changed.Tova Dvorin, 6/24/2015, 3:28 PM

U.S. to Compensate Families of Killed Hostages

The United States will compensate the families of two Al-Qaeda hostages killed in an operation near the Afghan-Pakistan border.Ben Ariel, 4/24/2015, 2:13 AM

ISIS Issues New Threat to Kill Jordanian Pilot

ISIS threatens to execute Jordanian pilot if female suicide bomber not released by sunset, new recording by Japanese hostage states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 8:37 AM

UN Security Council Condemns ISIS's Murder of Japanese Hostage

15-member council issues unanimous condemnation of Haruna Yukawa's murder as 'heinous and cowardly act.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2015, 10:54 PM

Who is the Woman ISIS so Desperately Wants Freed from Jordan?

Why did ISIS drop its demand for $200 million in ransom, and instead seek the release of a female terrorist in Jordanian custody?Yaakov Levi, 1/25/2015, 2:55 PM

Report: One of the Japanese ISIS Hostages Mentally Ill

Local media reveals Haruna Yukawa has a history of suicide attempts, may have gone to Syria to die.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2015, 1:26 PM

Japanese Gov't: 'We Will Not Give in to Terrorism'

'Taking people hostage is unforgivable and I feel strong anger,' Tokyo spokesman says after ISIS releases ransom video.Tova Dvorin and Ari Yashar, 1/20/2015, 11:42 AM

ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save Hostages

Japanese men become latest hostages in pre-beheading video, the first time ISIS has threatened Asia instead of the West.Tova Dvorin, 1/20/2015, 9:58 AM

Al-Qaeda Hostages Killed in Yemen During Failed Rescue Attempt

Journalist Luke Somers and teacher Pierre Korkie killed by Al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen during a failed rescue bid.Ben Ariel, 12/7/2014, 4:50 AM

Al-Qaeda Releases Video of French and Dutch Hostages

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb releases a video showing two hostages begging for their lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2014, 4:12 AM

Egypt Said Readying Sinai Operation to Free Hostages

Egypt sent hundreds of troops and dozens of tanks into Sinai, in apparent preparation for a military operation to free kidnapped officersDavid Lev, 5/20/2013, 7:40 PM

French Family Kidnapped by Islamist ‘Boko Haram’ Terror Group

A French family of seven with four children has been abducted by the Nigeria-based radical Islamist “Boko Haram” terrorist organization.Chana Ya'ar, 2/20/2013, 5:04 PM

Panetta: US Has to 'Fight Back' Against Al Qaeda After Attack

America has "got to fight back," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday, referring to terrorist attack in Algeria.Rachel Hirshfeld, 1/22/2013, 4:22 PM

Algeria Launches Second Operation to Rescue Hostages

Algeria begins a second military operation to rescue some 30 foreign hostages still captive by Al-Qaeda-affiliated group.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/18/2013, 9:21 PM

30 Hostages Killed as Algeria Operation Ends

30 hostages and at least 11 Al-Qaeda linked terrorists killed when Algerian forces storm a desert gas plant in a bid to free captives.Elad Benari, 1/18/2013, 1:13 AM

34 Hostages, 15 Terrorists Dead in Rescue by Algerian Army

At least 35 hostages and 15 terrorists were reportedly killed in a rescue attempt by the Algerian army at the In Amenas gas installation.Chana Ya'ar, 1/17/2013, 3:49 PM

Al Qaeda Terrorists Kill 3, Hold Americans, Others Hostage

Al Qaeda-linked terrorists are holding Americans and other foreign nationals hostage after seizing a gas field in southern Algeria.Chana Ya'ar, 1/17/2013, 3:46 PM

Hostage Situation in US Turns Brutal: Four Dead

A gunman killed three people before police shot him dead in the same town that played host to a violent massacre at a cinema last year. , 1/5/2013, 10:18 PM

Al-Qaeda Releases Another Video of U.S. Hostage Weinstein

In the second video in two days, Warren Weinstein asks his wife to contact American Jewish communities to secure his release.Elad Benari, 9/14/2012, 7:15 AM

US Hostage Appeals to Netanyahu 'as One Jew to Another'

Warren Weinstein, captured in Pakistan, in August 2011, asks Israel's leader: "please intervene on my behalf."AFP, 9/12/2012, 9:36 PM

Two U.S. Tourists Freed by Captors in Sinai

Two Massachusetts tourists who were abducted in the Sinai region freed after three days in captivity.Elad Benari, 7/17/2012, 5:15 AM

Family of Sinai Kidnap Victim: 'Seems Like a Nightmare'

The family of an American Christian pastor kidnapped by Bedouin in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday say they still can't believe it happened.Chana Ya'ar, 7/15/2012, 6:47 PM

Lebanon Works to Free Kidnapped Shi'ites in Syria

Beirut has asked Turkey to help free 11 Shi'ite tourists who were kidnapped in Syria Wednesday.Chana Ya'ar, 5/24/2012, 4:34 PM