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  • Man arrested for allegedly holding woman, children captive for at least 2 years

    08/03/2017 1:58:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    Nbc12 ^ | 2 August 2017 | Megan Woo and Jasmine Turner
    <p>A man was arrested for allegedly holding a woman and her two children captive for at least two years in their Spotsylvania home.</p> <p>Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore, 43, is charged with three felony counts of abduction and felony assault and battery.</p>
  • Jewish mother, children rescued from Palestinian village

    05/17/2016 2:56:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Chaim Lev
    The Yad L'Achim anti-missionary organization safely extricated a Jewish mother and three children from an Arab village last week, after a 15-year ordeal. The woman, referred to as 'A.,' married a Palestinian Arab working illegally in Israel in 2001. They lived both in Israel and in a Palestinian Authority (PA) village. After he was arrested by police for crossing into Israel unlawfully, they were deported to the PA village and lived with his family. Eventually, they returned to Israel. Their first son was born in 2006. The Arab man promised A. many things before their wedding but reneged on them,...
  • UN Security Council Demands Release of Abducted Peacekeepers

    09/03/2014 1:03:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/14
    The UN Security Council on Wednesday demanded the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers held in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front terrorists, according to AFP. The 15 members of the council unanimously approved a declaration condemning "in the strongest terms" the detention of the Fijians. They were captured almost a week ago, when the rebels stormed a Golan Heights crossing. The council "reiterated their call for the peacekeepers' immediate and unconditional release," adding in its statement that "there can never be any justification for attacks on or the detention of UN peacekeepers." The government of Fiji also has called...
  • How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation

    12/07/2012 12:30:53 PM PST · by AZLiberty · 10 replies
    HBR Blogs ^ | December 7, 2012 | James Allworth
    If there's been one topic that has entirely dominated the post-election landscape, it's the fiscal cliff. Will taxes be raised? Which programs will be cut? Who will blink first in negotiations? For all the talk of the fiscal cliff, however, I believe the US is facing a much more serious problem, one that has simply not been talked about at all: corruption. But this isn't the overt, "bartering of government favors in return for private kickbacks" corruption. Instead, this type of corruption has actually been legalized. And it is strangling both US competitiveness, and the ability for US firms to...
  • Missing Lod Girl Found in Arab Triangle Village

    02/05/2012 1:19:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/12
    Police located, Sunday, 15-year-old Nofer Ben-Chamou of Lod, in a village of the Arab Triangle, northeast of Tel Aviv. She had been missing for weeks after getting involved with Arab boys. Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) and members of the Lehava organization, which helps families deal with such situations, were in constant contact with the family during the time Nofer was missing. They joined the family at the police station where Nofer was brought with instructions on how to deal with her rehabilitation. Lehava praised the police for their work and called on authorities to do something about...
  • US hostages' chronicle critical of Betancourt( Former FARC Prisoners inColombia(

    03/01/2009 8:00:13 AM PST · by Candor7 · 4 replies · 776+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 1st March 2009 | FRANK BAJAK
    BOGOTA -- Three Americans held captive by Colombia's leftist rebels for 5 1/2 years published a memoir Thursday full of wrenching survival stories and unkind words about Ingrid Betancourt, the most famous hostage who shared their jungle prisons. The chronicle of the U.S. military contractors' 1,967 days as rebel captives describes their pain and perseverance, mind-numbing boredom in jungle cages, forced marches in chains, close calls under fire and ultimately, a miraculous rescue. ( Read Rest at Link)
  • 'When John McCain was my captive'

    06/23/2008 11:44:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 56 replies · 1,007+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/23/08 | Andrew Harding
    Tran Trong Duyet - a sprightly retiree and amateur ballroom dancer - must rank as one of John McCain's more unlikely supporters.Four decades ago, during the Vietnam war, Mr Duyet was in charge of the notorious Hoa Lo prison - the place where Mr McCain says he was brutally beaten and tortured during five-and-a-half years as an American prisoner of war. "McCain is my friend," said 75-year-old Mr Duyet as he feeds the caged birds he now keeps in his garden in this coastal city. "If I was American, I would vote for him." Informal chatsNavy pilot John McCain was...
  • UK Captive 'Felt Like A Traitor' (Faye Turney)

    04/09/2007 4:51:05 PM PDT · by blam · 84 replies · 1,648+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-9-2007
    UK captive 'felt like a traitor' Faye Turney has reportedly struck a six-figure deal Leading Seaman Faye Turney has told how she "felt like a traitor" when she was forced to write "confession" letters shown on Iranian television. The only woman among the 15-strong Royal Navy crew has also defended her decision to sell her story to ITV1's Trevor Macdonald and the Sun newspaper. Some of the reported six-figure sum for the interview will go to navy families. Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq have criticised the decision allowing the crew to sell their stories. Lord Heseltine, the former deputy...
  • Captive Speaks Of Taleban Horror

    03/19/2007 8:04:12 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 436+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-19-2007
    Captive speaks of Taleban horror Daniele Mastrogiacomo, 52, thought he would be killed An Italian journalist freed after being kidnapped by the Taleban in Afghanistan says he saw his captors cut off the head of one of two Afghans with him. Daniele Mastrogiacomo, who works for the La Repubblica daily, was seized two weeks ago in southern Helmand province. Mr Mastrogiacomo was said to be in good health in hospital. His driver's body has yet to be handed over, while his translator was also freed on Monday. The men were kept in chains and moved 15 times while in captivity,...
  • China: Giant pandas breeding at Wolong Nature Reserve(photos)

    01/04/2007 9:01:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,007+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 01/04/07
    Giant pandas breeding at Wolong Nature Reserve
  • Jewish Women Held Captive by Muslim Men (Recorded Interview)

    10/22/2006 10:12:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,147+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | October 16, 2006 | Staff
    Riviting interview about women who are trapped in marriages to Moslem men in Israel. The link with go to interview.
  • Iraqi Soldiers Seek Captive U.S. Journalist

    01/28/2006 12:47:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 303+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers and police are conducting a house-to-house search for American freelance journalist Jill Carroll, who was taken hostage in the Baghdad area Jan. 7, a senior Iraqi military officer said on U.S. television today. "We isolate areas in cooperation with the police and go house to house searching for Jill," Lt. Gen. Nasser Abadi told Fox News Channel. "We've done three areas now, and tomorrow we'll finish one big district." Abadi, the deputy commanding general of Iraqi Joint Forces, expressed hope that his soldiers would soon find the 28-year-old woman who'd been filing Iraq-based...
  • U.S. Doesn't Condone Torture of Captive Terrorists, Rice Says

    12/05/2005 3:27:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 545+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2005 – The United States is a law-abiding nation and never has transported captured terrorists to another country to be tortured as part of the interrogation process, the senior U.S. diplomat said today. "Torture is a term that is defined by law. We rely on our law to govern our operations. The United States does not permit, tolerate or condone torture under any circumstances," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as she prepared to depart on a four-day European trip to Germany, Romania, Ukraine and Belgium. Rice rebutted recent news...
  • Scourge of terrorists and saviour of Aussie

    07/13/2005 4:16:50 AM PDT · by Critical Bill · 3 replies · 262+ views
    dailytelegraph ^ | July 13, 2005 | PAUL KENT
    As former hostage Douglas Wood meets Prime Minister John Howard, PAUL KENT travels to Iraq to meet the man who saved the Australian's life ON THE night they brought in 35 more Australian troops to do Australia's fighting, the little man with the eternal light was out in the Iraqi suburbs, weaving whatever it is that makes the legend grow. He is not Australian, yet he senses the place he holds in Australian hearts. He is not a big man, and yet with every new conquest he seems to grow. "Big power," he calls it, and he couldn't be more...
  • Woman: Convict kept me captive 10 years

    04/05/2005 10:21:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 3,042+ views
    AP ^ | 4/5/5 | RICHARD GREEN
    OKLAHOMA CITY - The wife of a deputy prison warden who vanished 10 years ago with an escaped killer told authorities after she was found that he had held her captive the whole time, a federal agent said Tuesday. A tip generated by the TV show "America's Most Wanted" led law enforcement to a mobile home in Campti, Texas, where escaped convict Randolph Dial was arrested Monday, said Salvador Hernandez, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oklahoma. The assistant warden's wife, Bobbi Parker, 42, was found a short time later working at a chicken farm not far from...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • Democrats Rely On Captive Blacks

    11/01/2004 2:07:06 PM PST · by More Than Words · 2 replies · 219+ views
    11/1/04 | More Than Words
    I have come to the conclusion that the Democrat Party has to keep the Black voter in a state of oppression in order to secure their votes. As the Republican party enjoys the association of "Freeing the slaves," with it's history, the Liberal Democrats must be exposed for opressing the Blacks through emotional and psychological manipulation.
  • Militants Release U.S. Journalist [He thanks Al Sadr]

    08/22/2004 3:17:15 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 14 replies · 534+ views
    Fox News Web ^ | 8/22/04 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.S. journalist Micah Garen (search), who was kidnapped in Iraq more than a week ago, was released Sunday in the southern city of Nasiriyah. Garen spoke to Al-Jazeera television, confirming his release. Garen was interviewed by telephone by the station moments after an aide to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (search) said the American had been released. Garen thanked al-Sadr's representatives in Nasiriyah (search) and everyone else who worked to secure his release.
  • Foxnews Paul Johnson Killed by Captors....

    06/18/2004 10:28:28 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 1,669 replies · 4,449+ views
    Linda Vester just reporting that Paul Johnson has been killed.
  • The harrowing escape of a US driver held captive in Iraq

    05/02/2004 5:39:43 PM PDT · by saquin · 7 replies · 217+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5/3/04 | Peter Grier
    Sunday morning at around 11:15 a wounded man came panting up to a New York National Guard unit near the Iraqi town of Belad, about 30 miles south of Tikrit. The man said he was an American: Thomas Hamill, a contractor kidnapped last month after insurgents ambushed a convoy in which he'd been driving. He said he'd heard the US patrol pass the building in which he was being held, so he'd pried a door open and chased them half a mile up the road. Other than an old gunshot wound to the arm, Mr. Hamill seemed fine, so the...