Group of US missionaries reportedly kidnapped in Haiti Oct 18, 2021 0 0 12345 dpaNew York Seventeen Christian missionaries and their families, including three children, have been kidnapped in Haiti, according to a US media report citing unnamed Haitian security officials.“We are aware of these reports and have nothing additional to offer at this time,” the US State Department said in response to a request.“The welfare and safety of US citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State,” it added.The New York Times said the group was abducted on Saturday from a bus in the capital Port-au-Prince which was headed to the airport. They had just come from an orphanage, the report said, although many details of the incident were unclear.The Washington Post shared an audio recording of a “prayer alert” from Christian Aid Ministries saying that “men, women and children” from the group were being held by kidnappers.Haiti is in a severe crisis after a succession of natural disasters and ongoing political turmoil since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July.“Dismantling violent gangs is vital to Haitian stability and citizen security,” Uzra Zeya, undersecretary of state at the US State Department, wrote on Twitter during a visit to Haiti earlier this week.It is also considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The chaos has led to widespread criminality, and kidnappings are not rare. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Germany’s Greens vote to proceed with coalition talks Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Russia would rescue Britain if needed during gas crisis: Envoy Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Russian film crew back on Earth after shooting space station feature Oct 18, 2021 0 0 Three people die in helicopter crash in Germany dpa Stuttgart Three people were killed in a helicopter crash in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on Sunday. It was initially unclear whether anyone else was missing, according to a spokesperson. Investigators .. ‘Mysterious crates’ from German ship discovered on Brazil’s coast Buenos Aires Researchers have once again found “mysterious crates” on the north-east coast of Brazil. According to scientists, the mysterious cargo comes from the German ship Weserland, which was sunk by the US .. French authorities open probe after woman decapitated Paris French authorities are investigating a suspect after a woman was found decapitated in a town in the country’s south. The suspect, a man, is under judicial supervision, the public prosector for the Beziers area said .. Exciting skeleton find from ancient Italian volcanic eruption Rome Archaeologists in southern Italy have come across the skeleton of an ancient man who died in the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. “A find from which we expect a lot,” Francesco Sirano, director of the .. ‘EU would not let Ireland be singled out in protocol row’ London Europe will not allow Ireland to be singled out in the fallout if negotiations on the Northern Ireland Protocol end in failure, an EU commissioner has insisted. Ireland’s representative in the European .. Protesters in Poland call for greater solidarity with migrants dpa Warsaw Hundreds of people in Poland demonstrated in Warsaw and Krakow on Sunday for the better treatment of refugees, as the government introduces tough measures to stem the flow of illegal migrants into the ..