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.
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.
CONAKRY, Guinea - A military hard-liner who was among the most vocal supporters of Guinea's exiled coup leader and who chartered a private plane to try to force him to return to Guinea was arrested overnight Saturday, according to two sources close to the junta.
- Guinea chooses opposition leader as prime minister
- Exiled Guinea leader appeals for reconciliation
- Guinea's junta leader agrees not to return home
- Guinea's leader says he's not returning home
- Guinea's No. 2 leader threatening to resign
- Guinea's No. 2 heads to Burkina Faso to see leader
- Guinea leader arrives in Burkina Faso