On Easter Sunday in 1993, inmates at a maximum security prison in Lucasville, Ohio, riot and take eight guards hostage, leading to a 10-day standoff.
During a wave of kidnappings in early-1990s Brazil, a local Coca-Cola bottling executive is ambushed at gunpoint and held for a ransom of millions.
Sailing the Indian Ocean on their yacht, British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler are kidnapped by Somali pirates and held for an exorbitant ransom.
The long captivity of American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham by Philippine terror group Abu Sayyaf takes on new urgency after 9/11.
A pair of British aid workers establishing a children's rehab center in war-torn Chechnya are taken prisoner and held for a year.
When Israeli forces invade Bethlehem in 2002, dozens of Palestinians take refuge in the Church of the Nativity, sparking a monthlong standoff.
Pierre and Yolande Korkie relocate from South Africa to Yemen to perform charitable work, but tragedy follows when they are kidnapped by Al Qaeda.
In the violent aftermath of the Iraq War, four human rights activists from Christian Peacemaker Teams are taken hostage by insurgents in Baghdad.