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Op-Ed: Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped; West still does not act

Lagos - The Boko Haram has again engaged in activities that are viewed as war crimes, even by Africa’s loose standards of warfare. Over 100 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok. They were taken after an intense gunfight with soldiers protecting the school.
In the Media by Justin King - 5 comments

Islamists abduct 'many' schoolgirls in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Heavily armed Islamist gunmen kidnapped a group of girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria's Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a local official and a witness told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Kidnapping reports raise pre-referendum tensions in Crimea

Sevastopol - Ukraine's Greek Catholic Church said a priest was seized by armed men from a chapel in Sevastopol on Saturday, shortly after a pro-Russian group reported one of its leaders had been abducted.The two incidents are the latest in a series of kidnapping re...
In the Media by Oleg Leus (AFP)

Kidnapping reports raise pre-referendum tensions in Crimea

Sevastopol - Ukraine's Greek Catholic Church said a priest was seized by armed men from a chapel in Sevastopol on Saturday, shortly after a pro-Russian group reported one of its leaders had been abducted.The two incidents are the latest in a series of kidnapping re...
In the Media by Oleg Leus (AFP)

Two Colombia oil sector workers freed after kidnapping

Bogot - Two oil sector workers have been freed in northeast Colombia, a day after they were kidnapped at gunpoint, authorities said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Al-Qaeda groups reap $100 million in ransoms

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday demanded that countries not pay terrorist ransoms which the British backers of the move said have reaped Al-Qaeda and its allies more than $100 million.
In the Media by AFP

Six Pakistani police killed in ambush protecting Spanish cyclist

Quetta - A Spanish tourist was lucky to escape with minor injuries when cycling through the highly volatile southwestern province of Baluchistan in Pakistan on Wednesday. Six police bodyguards were shot dead while protecting him and five others injured.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

News corps ask Syrian rebels to halt kidnap of journalists

New York - The Syrian war has dragged on for more than two years with both sides, the rebels and the Assad regime, blaming each other. Journalists reporting from the area face an increasingly hostile environment and kidnappings by rebel forces are on the increase.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

A child trafficking network in Guinea-Bissau dismantled

On Friday, November 15, a caravan of child traffickers en route to Gambia was intercepted by police in the small West African country of Guinea-Bissau.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison cell

Ohio corrections officials said Ariel Castro, the man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, has committed suicide at a state prison facility.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 10 comments
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