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Dec 20, 2016
Red Cross says employee kidnapped in northern Afghanistan | ReutersBy Sardar Razmal | KUNDUZ, Afghanistan KUNDUZ, Afghanistan An employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross is missing after being pulled from a vehicle in northern Afghanistan on Monday, the aid organisation said.The man was among several ICRC staff members travelling between Mazar-i-Sharif and Kunduz when gunmen stopped the vehicles. The other staff were released, the ICRC said.Sayed Mahmoud Danish, a spokesman for the Kunduz governor, said the group included two Afghan staff, one foreigner, and a driver, but the ICRC did not give any details about the kidnapped employee."We're extremely concerned for the safety of our colleague," the ICRC's head of delegation in Afghanistan, Monica Zanarelli, said in a statement. "We're doing our best to discover what precisely happened, and to secure his safe and unconditional release as quickly as possible." The aid organization said it was in contact with "various authorities" and had informed the man's family.
Dec 15, 2016
Sri Lanka: 'Brutal torture', abduction of Tamils continued after 2009, says UN reportA United Nations committee has expressed concern that abductions and "brutal" torture of Tamils has continued in Sri Lanka even though more than seven years have passed since the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in the island nation
Dec 08, 2016
Booze ban in Bihar: CM Nitish claims prohibition promoting communal harmonyTerming prohibition as a "revolutionary step", Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday claimed that the move has promoted communal harmony in the state, with members of all religions supporting the liquor ban.
Nov 30, 2016
Mali's ex-junta chief Sanogo goes on trial over killings | ReutersBy Adama Diarra | SIKASSO, Mali SIKASSO, Mali A Malian court began a trial of former coup leader General Amadou Sanogo on Wednesday on charges of "complicity in kidnapping and assassination," three and a half years after his junta was accused of killing 21 soldiers.Sanogo led a coup in March 2012 that deposed former President Amadou Toumani Toure and plunged Mali into chaos, enabling Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants to take over the north. He was arrested in December 2013.Authorities in the same month found a mass grave believed to contain the bodies of missing soldiers.
Oct 26, 2016
Dozens of civilians abducted and killed in Afghanistan | ReutersHERAT, Afghanistan Gunmen rounded up and shot dozens of civilians in a remote part of Afghanistan on Tuesday, UN officials said, in an attack that prompted angry protests from residents about government failure to protect them. The provincial governor's spokesman blamed fighters from Islamic State for the killings in the central-western province of Ghor, but there was no independent confirmation.The militant group has hitherto been largely confined to the eastern province of Nangarhar, and other officials said they doubted it was involved.Government security forces have long struggled to exert control in Ghor, a poor and mountainous province with sharp ethnic and tribal divisions and illegal armed groups that operate with impunity.The United Nations, condemning the incident as an "atrocity", said 26 men were killed by unidentified gunmen after being taken hostage while collecting firewood. It said the fate of other hostages remained unknown.Taliban insurgents denied responsibility and said the killings appeared to have been prompted by ethnic rivalries fuelled by a clash over sheep-stealing
Oct 14, 2016
Nigeria's President Buhari says wife belongs in the kitchen | ReutersBy Andreas Rinke and Andrea Shalal | BERLIN BERLIN Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dismissed criticism voiced by his wife Aisha Buhari in a BBC interview, saying she belonged in the kitchen and he had "superior knowledge" about running a government."I don't know exactly what party my wife belongs to. Actually she belongs in the kitchen, the living room and the other rooms in my house," Buhari told reporters with a chuckle after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Buhari's wife told the BBC in an interview published on Friday that she might not back her husband in the next election unless he shakes up his government. Her husband, a 73-year-old former military ruler, was elected last year after a campaign largely fought on his pledge to crush the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and crack down on corruption.
Aug 26, 2016
Bolivia: Striking miners kill deputy minister; govt calls it 'cowardly and brutal killing'Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.
Aug 22, 2016
Boko Haram kills 10, abducts 13 near Chibok in NigeriaBoko Haram Islamists have killed 10 people and abducted 13 others in a raid on a village near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the militants kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in 2014, locals told AFP on Sunday.
Aug 02, 2016
No ransom paid or shots fired in Brazil kidnap rescue - governor | ReutersSAO PAULO No ransom was paid and no shots were fired to free the kidnapped mother-in-law of Formula One empresario Bernie Ecclestone, the governor of Sao Paulo state said on Monday, a day after the 67-year old was freed in a police raid. Aparecida Schunk was rescued on Sunday evening nine days after being seized at her home. Three men have been arrested, police said.
Jul 27, 2016
French government faces criticism of security after church attack | ReutersPARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France France's Socialist government fended off criticism of its security record on Wednesday in the wake of revelations that one of the assailants who slit the throat of a priest at a church altar was a known would-be jihadist under police surveillance. President Francois Hollande met interfaith leaders in an effort to promote national unity. But his predecessor and potential opponent in a presidential election next year, Nicolas Sarkozy, said the government must take stronger steps to track known Islamist sympathisers