Islamic State executed 700 from Syrian tribe

Aug 17, 2014

Islamic State executed 700 from Syrian tribe

The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group and activists said on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human ...

Aug 16, 2014

Boko Haram kidnaps 100, Chad frees most captives

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group kidnapped 100 people earlier this month but most were freed by security forces from neighboring Chad, a Nigerian security official and a local self-defense member said Friday. The abductions took place last Sunday in Doron Baga in the Kukawa ...

Aug 15, 2014

Teacher in Shizuoka reportedly urged student to commit suicide

A teacher at an elementary school in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, is facing discipline for abusive treatment of one of his pupils that allegedly included urging him to commit suicide. The 41-year-old teacher allegedly told his second-grade student on July 17, “Do you have (a ...

Aug 12, 2014

Australian upset by photo of grandson with head

The Sydney grandfather of a 7-year-old boy pictured clutching the severed head of a Syrian soldier has urged the Australian government to bring the boy home, newspapers reported Tuesday. Truck driver Peter Nettleton told The Australian newspaper that he was “gutted” to see on ...