Russian authorities said the hostage-taking
incident took place around 9 p.
One of the two missing men, Richard Frank Keyes, is charged with organized criminal activity and aggravated kidnapping in connection with the hostage-taking
that sparked the standoff.
Police sealed off the island following the hostage-taking
Legislators in Hong Kong were high-strung as they discussed Manila's tragic hostage-taking
incident last Monday.
A law enforcement official familiar with the case said that the teenager was being charged under two obscure federal laws that deal with piracy and hostage-taking
Mr Markelov had worked for activists who battled abuses by Russia's military, and represented a Chechen woman who was a victim in a 2002 hostage-taking
attack on a Moscow theatre.
He said: "There is a strong view of the British government and the international community that payments for hostage-taking
only encourage further hostage-taking
President Nicholas Sarkozy said he has thanked the French army and other French agencies "that allowed a quick end" to the hostage-taking
He is accused of involvement in a hostage-taking
incident in Yemen in 1998 in which four hostages ( including Durham University mathematics lecturer Dr Peter Rowe ( were killed.
Hamza was accused of playing a leading role in a hostage-taking
incident in Yemen in 1998 in which four hostages ( including three Britons ( were killed.
The 12-hour hostage-taking
began when a disgruntled policeman, former Inspector Rolando Mendoza, armed with an M16 assault rifle, hijacked a bus that carried 25 Hong Kong tourists and Filipino tour assistants.
has been a tool of Iranian foreign policy going back to 1979, and this was merely another turn of that wheel.