Germany's Foreign Ministry has confirmed the death of 70-year-old Jürgen Kantner. He was abducted by Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf in November 2016 - now the extremists beheaded him and released a video of the murder.
Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and notorious kidnapper. Alhabsy Misaya had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to kidnap tourists and sailors for ransom when he was shot.
An Islamist militant group has claimed it has abducted a German sailor and killed his companion aboard their yacht. The Abu Sayyaf group has made millions in kidnappings for ransom.
The Philippine military has launched airstrikes against a group threatening to behead a German man. The deadline for the delivery of a 566,000-euro ransom has passed with no updates.
The German government has confirmed the murder of a 70-year-old German hostage in the Philippines. The man had been missing for three months after being taken hostage.
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