Militants seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Nov 15, 2014

Militants seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, the town where insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April, forcing thousands of people to flee, a local official said Friday. The Boko Haram insurgents entered the town Thursday, shooting from pickup trucks and motorcycles, said Bana ...

Malaysia's parents pay the price for Shariah law

Nov 11, 2014

Malaysia's parents pay the price for Shariah law

It was the last round of a recurring argument: M. Indira Gandhi’s husband wanted her to convert to Islam. A committed Hindu, she refused. He threatened divorce. Both started shouting. Neighbors came looking. Suddenly, he snatched their 11-month-old daughter from the arms of an ...

47 boys in Nigeria killed by suicide bombing

Nov 10, 2014

47 boys in Nigeria killed by suicide bombing

Boko Haram were suspected of killing nearly 50 pupils Monday in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum. The explosion at the all-boys school in Potiskum is the latest in a series ...

Two Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

Nov 9, 2014

Two Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States late Saturday after their departure was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive nation. Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord ...

Japan mission arrives N. Korea to scrutinize abduction probe

Oct 27, 2014

Japan mission arrives N. Korea to scrutinize abduction probe

A Japanese delegation arrived Monday in Pyongyang to assess North Korea’s ongoing investigation into the fates of abducted Japanese nationals. In talks with North Korea’s special investigation committee scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, the delegation will try to obtain information on 12 individuals whom ...

Oct 24, 2014

North Korea has list of Japanese residents: sources

North Korea has compiled a list of Japanese nationals who remained there after the end of World War II, and of the Japanese wives of pro-Pyongyang Korean residents of Japan who moved to the North under a 1959-1984 repatriation project, sources say. The Japanese ...