U.S. raids to free hostages seen continuing

| Dec 8, 2014

U.S. raids to free hostages seen continuing

The death of two hostages during a rescue attempt in Yemen shows how little room there is for bad intelligence or bad luck when U.S. forces go into action on such high-risk missions. Faulty intelligence doomed a raid in Syria earlier this year to ...

Nov 18, 2014

Review of hostage cases is ordered

President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy on “overseas terrorist-related” hostage cases, a letter from the Pentagon has revealed. The missive surfaced just one day after the Islamic State group posted a grisly online video about the beheading of yet ...

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 ...

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 ...