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June 16, 1996 | Reuters
Seven Russians held hostage in Afghanistan since August were allowed by their captors to take part in voting for their new president, Russia's Interfax news agency said Saturday. Interfax said the crew of a cargo plane seized by the rebel Islamic Taliban militia 10 months ago had been taken to the city of Qandahar to vote.
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January 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
An Alabama man who said he was kidnapped by a tribal warlord in Afghanistan and held for $25,000 ransom has been released after 10 days of frequent torture, his wife said Friday. Clark Russell Bowers' wife, Amanda, said he called Friday morning from Pakistan and told her of being tortured by his captors. She didn't say if any ransom had been paid. "He did suffer some torture, and that has taken some of the joy," she told reporters at her home in Harvest, Ala.. "But he is in a safe location.
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December 29, 1999 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hijacking of an Indian Airlines jet by Muslim militants is likely to have political repercussions across South Asia and could even quash President Clinton's plans to visit the region next year, senior U.S. officials say. The most serious casualty is the prospect of peace talks between India and Pakistan next year. "Whatever dim hopes there were for talks in 2000 are now down the tubes," a senior Clinton administration official said. "This is a huge blow to hopes for any kind of dialogue.
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January 15, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An American on a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan was taken hostage last week and is being held for $25,000 ransom, his family and the office of U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) said Monday.
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May 29, 1988 | United Press International
A French photojournalist who was captured last summer in Afghanistan while covering U.S.-backed guerrillas was released Saturday from a prison near Kabul after a pardon by Afghan President Najibullah. Alain Guillo, 45, a free-lance photographer, was pardoned after a personal appeal by French President Francois Mitterrand. He arrived Saturday at the French Embassy in New Delhi and later departed for Paris aboard an Air France flight accompanied by French officials. Guillo was captured Aug.
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September 15, 1989
Afghan insurgents said they stopped two government supply convoys that tried to run a guerrilla blockade on the Salang Highway, which links Kabul with the Soviet Union. Rebels under Ahmed Shah Masoud also captured a string of government posts, according to reports reaching Pakistan. There was no independent confirmation. In Kabul, the government released Henri-Xavier Lemire, 33, a French aid worker captured Aug. 14 while traveling with a guerrilla convoy 95 miles west of Kandahar.
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January 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
An Alabama man who said he was kidnapped by a tribal warlord in Afghanistan and held for $25,000 ransom has been released after 10 days of frequent torture, his wife said Friday. Clark Russell Bowers' wife, Amanda, said he called Friday morning from Pakistan and told her of being tortured by his captors. She didn't say if any ransom had been paid. "He did suffer some torture, and that has taken some of the joy," she told reporters at her home in Harvest, Ala.. "But he is in a safe location.
NEWS
January 15, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An American on a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan was taken hostage last week and is being held for $25,000 ransom, his family and the office of U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) said Monday.
WORLD
November 6, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Militants claiming to hold three United Nations hostages in Afghanistan moved back a deadline for carrying out their threat to kill the trio, giving U.N. and Afghan officials until tonight to open negotiations. Taliban splinter group Jaish al Muslimeen has demanded the withdrawal of the U.N. from Afghanistan and the release of Taliban prisoners held in Afghanistan and at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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December 31, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Indian negotiators have offered to release jailed Kashmiri militants to gain the freedom of more than 150 hostages on a hijacked jet in Afghanistan, but talks are deadlocked concerning the issue of sanctuaries for the hijackers and the militants, Afghan officials and other sources said Thursday.
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December 29, 1999 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hijacking of an Indian Airlines jet by Muslim militants is likely to have political repercussions across South Asia and could even quash President Clinton's plans to visit the region next year, senior U.S. officials say. The most serious casualty is the prospect of peace talks between India and Pakistan next year. "Whatever dim hopes there were for talks in 2000 are now down the tubes," a senior Clinton administration official said. "This is a huge blow to hopes for any kind of dialogue.
NEWS
June 16, 1996 | Reuters
Seven Russians held hostage in Afghanistan since August were allowed by their captors to take part in voting for their new president, Russia's Interfax news agency said Saturday. Interfax said the crew of a cargo plane seized by the rebel Islamic Taliban militia 10 months ago had been taken to the city of Qandahar to vote.
NEWS
September 15, 1989
Afghan insurgents said they stopped two government supply convoys that tried to run a guerrilla blockade on the Salang Highway, which links Kabul with the Soviet Union. Rebels under Ahmed Shah Masoud also captured a string of government posts, according to reports reaching Pakistan. There was no independent confirmation. In Kabul, the government released Henri-Xavier Lemire, 33, a French aid worker captured Aug. 14 while traveling with a guerrilla convoy 95 miles west of Kandahar.
NEWS
May 29, 1988 | United Press International
A French photojournalist who was captured last summer in Afghanistan while covering U.S.-backed guerrillas was released Saturday from a prison near Kabul after a pardon by Afghan President Najibullah. Alain Guillo, 45, a free-lance photographer, was pardoned after a personal appeal by French President Francois Mitterrand. He arrived Saturday at the French Embassy in New Delhi and later departed for Paris aboard an Air France flight accompanied by French officials. Guillo was captured Aug.
WORLD
August 7, 2007 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Working together, Korean and Muslim American officials in Los Angeles are appealing to both Afghan and Taliban leaders to push for the release of the remaining 21 South Koreans being held hostage by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
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August 18, 2007 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
In a strong show of solidarity, leaders from different faiths came together Friday in Los Angeles' Koreatown to urge the release of the remaining 19 South Korean Christian aid workers being held in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents. In a message directed at the international community, 25 representatives of Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups said hostage-taking violates tenets of all religions.
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