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49 Turkish hostages seized by IS freed

49 Turkish hostages seized by IS freed

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the...

Freed After Abduction

Mujibur's driver missing again

Hours into his release by abductors, Rezaul Haque, the driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman, went missing again. Rezaul along with Mujibur, an expatriate in the UK, were kidnapped in Sunamganj on May 4. They were freed on Monday morning in Tongi, Gazipur. Walking free after over three months, the two reached Mujibur's residence in the capital's Gulshan around 10:00am. The BNP leader then asked the driver to go to his ancestral home in Sunamganj, Mujibur's brother-in-law Anwar Hossain told...


7 Bangladeshi sailors return

7 Bangladeshi sailors return

Seven Bangladeshi sailors, who were released by Somali pirates after three and a half years of their abduction, returned home this morning. On their arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam received them around 8:40am. The Bangladeshi crew disappeared along with...

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