Kin of Dhaka terror victims view bodies of loved ones

National Jul 4, 2016

Kin of Dhaka terror victims view bodies of loved ones

Relatives of the seven Japanese victims of the terrorist attack in Dhaka viewed the bodies of their loved ones Monday after arriving with the family of the lone Japanese survivor, Senior Vice Foreign Minister Seiji Kihara said. More are expected to visit the hospital where ...

Cameroon forces capture regional Boko Haram chief, free 900 captives

World Dec 3, 2015

Cameroon forces capture regional Boko Haram chief, free 900 captives

Cameroon's army captured a regional Boko Haram chief and freed 900 hostages during a three-day operation near the country's border with Nigeria, the government said. Aladji Gana, a local chief for the Islamist militant group, was seized by the West African nation's forces. About 100 ...

At least 19 dead after Islamists seize hotel in Mali capital

World Nov 21, 2015

At least 19 dead after Islamists seize hotel in Mali capital

Islamist militants killed 19 people in an attack on a top hotel in the capital of Mali on Friday before Malian commandos stormed the building and rescued 170 people, many of them foreigners. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced the death toll and said seven people ...

Artwork by Kenji Goto on display at Tokyo gallery

National Feb 16, 2015

Artwork by Kenji Goto on display at Tokyo gallery

by Magdalena Osumi

Journalist Kenji Goto's efforts to aid people living in conflict zones may have gone widely unnoticed if his kidnapping and beheading by the Islamic State militant group had not caused outrage worldwide last month. But in the wake of his tragic death, an exhibition in ...

National Feb 6, 2015

APEC sounds alarm on Asia-Pacific terror threats

by Dario Agnote

The recent killings of two Japanese by Islamic State militants are among the telling signs of an increased terror threat in the Asia-Pacific that puts the world's most populous region and leading growth engine at "elevated risk," the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said on ...

National / Politics Feb 6, 2015

G-20 may discuss terror funding: Aso

Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 economies are likely to discuss how to prevent the funding of terrorism at their two-day meeting starting Monday in Istanbul, Finance Minister Taro Aso said Friday. "Two Japanese people became victims. Terrorists cannot act without funds," Aso told ...