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My Daughter Was Abducted in Syria, and My Hopes Are Evaporating

Munira al-Hamwi | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Munira al-Hamwi

Days and months have passed while I waited in vain. Every night I go to sleep hoping to wake up to some good news, but so far to no avail.

Inside Michelle Knight's Private Struggle Two Years After Escaping Ariel Castro's House Of Horrors

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

It's been almost two years since Michelle Knight was rescued from Ariel Castro's Cleveland home, where she was a prisoner for over a decade. In the vi...

Suspect In Philadelphia Abduction Due In Court

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 11.12.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teenager just weeks apart is making a federal court appearance in...

Abduction Suspect To Be Tried First In Philadelphia

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE and LARRY O'DELL | Posted 11.10.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman just weeks after a similar Virginia crime will be tried first in the Pennsylvani...

Abducted Woman's Fight Helped Save Life

Associated Press | NATALIE POMPILIO | Posted 11.06.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An abducted woman's fighting spirit likely helped keep her alive until law enforcement agents rescued her and arrested her alleg...

Philadelphia Woman, Whose Dramatic Abduction Was Caught On Video, Reunited With Family

AP | SEAN CARLIN and LARRY O'DELL | Posted 11.07.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman snatched off the streets was rescued with the help of a GPS tracking device that had been installed on the suspect's car...

New Surveilance Video May Hold Answers In Philadelphia Woman's Abduction

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.05.2014 | Crime

Pennsylvania police have released new surveillance video of a man they believe may have abducted a Philadelphia nursing assistant on Sunday. The vi...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Chilling Video Of Philadelphia Woman's Abduction

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Pennsylvania have released chilling video of a Philadelphia woman's abduction. The dramatic video, which was captured by surveillanc...

Amber Alert: 6-Week-Old Baby Kidnapped At Gunpoint

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

The mother of Delano Wilson, a 6-week-old baby boy who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Indianapolis Wednesday, has made an impassioned plea for his safe ...

Mother Of Abducted Amish Girls: 'It's Still Not Like It Was'

AP | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime

The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two people accused of kidnapping and sexually abusin...

COPS: Father Of Abducted Child Is 'Homicidal'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

An Amber Alert has been issued in Virginia for 3-year-old Tommy Lee Able Engle. Authorities say the boy was abducted by his father, who's described as...

What to Do in the Face of Evil and the Abduction of Three Israeli Boys

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, confirmed yesterday that three Israeli boys were abducted on Thursday night last week by a terrorist organization, and that "we [the Israeli government and the IDF] are in the midst of a widespread operation to locate and bring back the three young yeshiva students safely."

A Mother's Hope Never Dies

Jon Leiberman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

Colleen Nick has every reason to be cynical, sad and overcome with grief. But instead she is hopeful. She is hopeful that her daughter will one day come walking through her front door after all of these years.

Who Are the Boko Haram, and Why Is Nigeria So Slow to Act?

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Andrew Lam

At the time of this writing, 276 of the girls that were kidnapped three weeks ago remain in captivity while 53 have escaped. On Tuesday, Nigerian officials reported that the group had struck again, abducting 11 more schoolgirls in the country's northeast region.

How to keep your Kids safe Online

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Every parent should know all the ways they can keep their kids safe in the online world. In McAfee’s 2013 study, Digital Deception: Ex...

Kidnapping's 3 Stages: Lure, Induction, Captivity

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experi...

Finding an Abducted Girl in South Sudan

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

Mangok recently departed for South Sudan knowing that he may be risking his life, which has narrowed to this search. "The burden of freedom," Mangok said, "is that you can't endure someone else not having it."

School Employee Charged With Murder In Kidnapping Of 10-Year-Old Girl

David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A Missouri public school employee is accused of abducting and slaying a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday. A Greene County warrant ...

Amber Alert GPS: Say Hello to Smart Affordable Child Locators

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The AmberAlert GPS, is "The Intelligent Way to Keep Families Connected and Safe", today unveiled an infographic that explains how Smart Locators mak...

Find missing kids with SafetyLink

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Find your lost car keys, smartphone and abducted child. Yes, you read that correctly: There’s now a device that can locate your missing child (o...

He Won't Be Home for the Holidays

Emma Daly | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Emma Daly

The world cannot learn about the horrors in Syria -- or anywhere else -- when journalists can't do their jobs. Their families need them home as soon as possible -- but so do we all.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Child Abduction Case

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

On December 11, 2013, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Lozano v. Alvarez, a case arising under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Alleged Abductors of Greece's Mystery Girl Charged

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police on Monday released photographs of a couple charged with abducting a girl and judicial authoriti...

Police Investigating 11-Year-Old's Possible Abduction

Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

Police in Detroit are investigating a possible abduction after a girl was reportedly kidnapped from the city's west side Tuesday morning. According...

David Lohr

Suspect In Missing Teen Case Linked To 2nd Girl's Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

A 48-year-old man who was charged in connection with the disappearance of Virginia teenager Alexis Murphy, is also a longtime person of interest in th...