Japan govt to hold meeting on Japanese hostages in Algeria -Jiji

TOKYO Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:22am IST

Related Topics

Stocks

   
Rajalakshmi (C), 28, smiles after winning the Miss Wheelchair India beauty pageant in Mumbai November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Miss Wheelchair India

Seven women from across India participated in the country's second wheelchair beauty pageant, which aims to open doors for the wheelchair-bound in modelling, film and television, according to organisers  Slideshow 

TOKYO Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's government will hold a strategy meeting on Japanese hostages in Algeria at 0230 GMT, Jiji news agency reported on Thursday.

Japanese engineering firm JGC Corp. said in a statement that it would not comment the number of its employees kidnapped or the location of the incident.

The company said it was cooperating with the government and related entities to rescue employees detained in Algeria.

Jiji also reported on Wednesday that a source at JGC confirmed that five Japanese nationals had been kidnapped.

JGC is involved in gas production work at Ain Amenas in southern Algeria.

FILED UNDER:

REUTERS SHOWCASE

WTO Trade Deal

WTO Trade Deal

WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history  Full Article 

Kashmir Attack

Kashmir Attack

Ten dead in Kashmir's worst militant attack in more than a year  Read 

OPEC Meeting

OPEC Meeting

Saudis block OPEC output cut, oil price sinks further.  Full Article 

E-Commerce Boom

E-Commerce Boom

Online grocers come up trumps in India's e-commerce boom   Full Article 

GDP, RBI Preview

GDP, RBI Preview

GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut  Full Article | Related Story 

Jaitley to Rajan

Jaitley to Rajan

Jaitley likely to meet Rajan on Monday to urge rate cut  Full Article 

Banking Sector

Banking Sector

India moves to allow more businesses to offer basic financial services.  Full Article 

Jamini Roy

Jamini Roy

Photo Gallery – Bengali household name Jamini Roy’s paintings  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage