WorldViews: Westgate mall to Moscow theater: Tally of recent hostage dramas with Islamist links

By Brian Murphy, December 15, 2014

As the Sydney hostage drama plays out, authorities are likely to review the tactics and outcomes from past showdowns with Islamist-linked militants holding captives. While Islamist factions have taken hostages in various places — from the Philippines to Syria — many captives are held in secret locations. In some cases, however, the siege is on public display. Among some of the biggest in recent years:Read full article >>