In 1973, psychiatrist Nils Bejerot published the result of his studies: Stockholm Syndrome. The studies disclosed a disturbing result: emotional "bonding" between the captives and the captors in a hostage taking situation.
At a bank in Stockholm, two-machine-gun-carrying criminals took hostage four people, three women and one man, for 131 hours. In 1974, Patricia Campbell Hearst, 19, was kidnap...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had an American tourist, Merrill Newman, captured and accused the 75-year-old man of being a spy. Then he placed Newman on TV to read what was written for him confessing to not only being a spy but eating children.
Terry Waite, once imprisoned and handcuffed to a radiator in Lebanon as he worked to release hostages has stated that he wants to return there.
"With the UK turning back into recession, I can't see any point staying here", said Terry, "I also got...
Panic has set into the surrounding area of Pontiferol Gardens in Peterborough were a psychotic cheese wielding maniac barged into the home of Mr and Mrs Clive Doubletime before informing them that they were hostages.
The mouse then beat up Clive D...
(Anaheim-CA) The happiest place on earth, proved it's not immune to ships being taken by real pirates. Thursday, taking a cue from Somali pirates who boarded the United State flagged ship "Maersk Alabama", employees dressed as pirates seized a boat i...
Following a harrowing seven days captivity under Somali pirates' control, the residents of Greenodd have arrived back in Britain.
The freed hostages were greeted at the airport by a bevy of airline officials, junior Police officers and the recent...
Hostages kept captive for nine days by Somali pirates in the capital city, Mogadishu, have been freed.
News filtered through to English police that a hither to unknown person wearing a red cape and underpants on the outside of his uniform has man...
Unconfirmed reports have been leaked to the press suggesting that the 1500 Greenodd residents held hostage in Somalia may in fact be free.
Somalian authorities have refused to confirm or deny these details and there is some confusion surrounding...
Relief of the 1500 Greenodd residents held hostage by Somali pirates in Mogadishu is materialising day by day. Superintendent Harry "snapper" Organs of Q Division is in charge of forming ideas and coming up with suitable remedies to the ongoing crisi...
Police are continuing several lines of action in order to attain the freedom of the Greenodd residents held hostage in Mogadishu, Somalia by rampant east African pirates.
A press conference was held yesterday in which authorities released a short...
Faced with mounting international pressure, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe admitted that, at least, one of the rescuers who was on the hostage rescue mission that recently freed 15 people from the leftist FARC rebels wore an International Red Cross...
One of the American Hostages released recently from the FARC, a revolutionary group in Columbia, is concerned for his former friends and still hostages.
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has called on the American government to free all of its hostages.
After the kidnap of five British hostages in Baghdad earlier this week, Mr Blair's government has reacted in kind by capturing five Iraqi hostages of its own, and subjecting them to the kind of "hostile treatment" that many foreigners in Britain have...
Gordon Brown may be Britain's next PM, but it's unlikely that he would be the People's Choice. Indeed, so anonymous is he, that many people still do not even know who he is.
The 15 Royal Navy personnel captured by Iranian pirates last week look like being inducted into the crew of the ship that they are being held hostage on.
Kiddies' favourite puppeteer, Mathew Corbett, is said by sources close to him to be distraught by the theft of his two best buddies, Sooty and Sweep.
There were chaotic scenes last night when Prime Minister, Tony Blair, refused to attend a police interview and instead took an astonished Gordon Brown hostage at knife-point.
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