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Kidnappers demand bitcoin ransom

A criminal gang in South Africa who kidnapped a teenage boy are demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency of nearly $120,000, police...

Pirates demand ransom for tanker seized off Somalia

Pirates off the coast of Somalia, who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, are demanding a ransom...

Britain pushes U.N. resolution against ransom payments to extremists

Britain submitted a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that calls on countries to prevent the payment of kidnap...

Somali pirates release cargo ship, ransom paid

Somali pirates released the cargo ship MV Filitsa yesterday after a ransom was delivered and the crew are safe, a regional maritime...