French aid worker Sophie Petronin kidnapped in Mali

French aid worker Sophie Petronin kidnapped in Mali

A Frenchwoman who runs an organisation for malnourished children has been kidnapped in Mali’s restive north, France’s foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday, as French troops joined in the search for the aid worker. Sophie Petronin was abducted in the city of Gao on Saturday, the ministry said, adding that French and Malian authorities were working […]

Niger says US aid worker likely kidnapped by Mali jihadists

Niger says US aid worker likely kidnapped by Mali jihadists

A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger is likely being held by jihadists from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao), the country’s interior minister said Sunday. Jeffery Woodke — the first American to be kidnapped in the west African country – was seized at gunpoint from his home in the central […]

Kidnapped Franco-Tunisian Red Cross worker freed in Yemen

Kidnapped Franco-Tunisian Red Cross worker freed in Yemen

  A Franco-Tunisian Red Cross staffer kidnapped in Yemen almost a year ago was freed on Monday and taken to Muscat, the Omani foreign ministry said. The Omani foreign ministry said the release of Nourane Houas was secured “at the request of the French authorities, the instructions of Sultan Qaboos and in coordination with Yemeni […]