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Hostage crisis at Ecuador’s TV station ends

The hostage crisis at a TV station in Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, has ended with all assailants detained and captives rescued, national police chief Cesar Augusto Zapata Correa announced on Tuesday evening. Masked gunmen invaded the headquarters of TC Television earlier that day, interrupting a live broadcast and taking journalists …

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Israel rejects hostage deal with Hamas – media

Israel has rejected a new hostage deal proposed by the Palestinian armed group Hamas that would have established a long-term ceasefire, with the gradual withdrawal of West Jerusalem’s troops from Gaza, Axios reported on Monday, citing sources. The proposal was made to Israel through Qatari and Egyptian mediators on Sunday, …

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Israel-Hamas hostage deal delayed

A hostage exchange deal between Israel and the Hamas militant group will be postponed until Friday, a senior Israeli official has said. The arrangement was originally set to begin on Thursday, with Israeli forces expected to pause operations for four days to allow aid into Gaza. Israeli National Security Council …

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Israel approves hostage deal with Hamas – media

The Israeli government has voted to accept a deal for a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, during which some hostages held by Hamas militants will be exchanged for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, local media reported early Wednesday morning. The Israeli Cabinet’s decision was backed by all the branches …

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Ukraine’s nuclear plant attacks holding Europe hostage – Moscow

Kiev is holding all of Europe hostage by carrying out strikes on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, noting that the situation around the facility is growing increasingly dangerous due to increased activity from Ukrainian forces.   Russia has long been calling on the international community …

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FBI identifies Texas synagogue hostage taker

The FBI has identified the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue on Saturday as Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen. In a Sunday statement, authorities said they are continuing to investigate but do not believe other individuals beyond Akram were involved. The FBI said its …

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Hostage situation at Texas synagogue, SWAT deployed

An unidentified gunman has taken hostages at the Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday. SWAT officers have been deployed to the evacuated area. The Colleyville Police confirmed reports on Saturday that the area surrounding the synagogue was being evacuated, and SWAT officers were being deployed to deal with …

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France refuses to be held ‘hostage’ to British politics

The remarks were delivered by Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Sunday, following a meeting with his Belgian, German and Dutch counterparts in the northern French city of Calais.  “Britain left Europe, but not the world. We need to work seriously on these questions… without being held hostage by domestic British …

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UK deceit in hostage situation acknowledged after 3 decades

A call made at night by the British ambassador to Kuwait, in which he informed London about the August 1990 attack by Saddam Hussein’s troops, was confirmed on Tuesday by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Previously, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) insisted that the envoy, Sir Michael Weston, and the …

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