BARCELONA, Spain - Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped almost nine months ago by an al-Qaida affiliate arrived Tuesday in Barcelona after a multi-million-dollar ransom was reportedly paid for their freedom - a sign of the terrorist group's growing sophistication in bankrolling operations through kidnappings, experts said.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Two Spanish nationals kidnapped nearly nine months ago by an al-Qaida-linked group stepped out of a helicopter to freedom in Burkina Faso's capital Monday where they were greeted by diplomats.
BAMAKO, Mali - Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped almost nine months ago by an al-Qaida affiliate have been set free, Spain's prime minister said Monday, ending a hostage drama that involved several nations.
BAMAKO, Mali - Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped almost nine months ago by an al-Qaida affiliate have been set free and were en route Monday to the capital of neighboring Burkina Faso, according to a diplomatic source.
WASHINGTON - The State Department warned Thursday that a group connected to al-Qaida's terror network in North Africa is planning to kidnap an American or another Westerner in northern Burkina Faso.
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