Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group beheaded a Frenchman that was abducted from a national park in Algeria after Paris ignored their demand to cease air strikes.
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that North Korea had agreed to reinvestigate its past abductions of Japanese nationals. The announcement came after diplomatic talks this week in Stockholm between Japan and North Korea. Tokyo said it would lift some sanctions on North Korea once Pyongyang launches its reinvestigation and that it […]
By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Washington Bureau ISTANBUL — Turkish troops conducting a resupply mission to a small Turkish military post inside Syrian territory were ambushed and detained Wednesday by Islamic extremists affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to Turkish media reports. The troops were later returned to Turkey, news outlets in the […]