Frenchmen Arrive Home After Hostage Ordeal in Niger

Four French men who were held hostage by al-Qaida-linked militants in Niger have arrived home, ending a more than three-year ordeal.

A plane carrying the men landed at an airport outside Paris on Wednesday, a day after France announced their release. French President Francois Hollande and the families of the former hostages were waiting to greet them.

The French government has denied paying a ransom for the men. However, the French news agency (AFP) reports that at least $28 million may …