At least eight Thai activists have similarly vanished abroad since Thailand's military coup in 2014, some of whom later turned up brutally murdered.
Authorities initially denied that the girls had been kidnapped, saying they were just hiding from the jihadis.
The violence came as Amnesty International released a report saying that the number of internally displaced people in Afghanistan has doubled in the last three years.
Kidnappings might not be that common in Sweden, but when they do happen, they're pretty fucked up.
Loyalists to the self-Islamic State reportedly beheaded eight security guards and kidnapped nine workers from the Philippines, Austria, the Czech Republic, Bangladesh, and Ghana.
Despite being legal, prostitution is being targeted by Brazilian authorities.
This week: A woman kidnapped her daughter to stop her from being vaccinated, and a family started a mini riot because they weren't allowed to take knives into an amusement park.
We interviewed Sonia Aimluwu, a Nigerian woman whose group, African Women Acting, has helped keep the news media focused on Boko Haram's kidnappings of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.
Nothing piques your interest in a presidential election than having been abducted by one of the candidates.
Political kidnappings have been on the rise in eastern Ukraine. Here is a partial list of people being held by separatists in Sloviansk.