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Kidnappers Demanded $132.5 Million For James Foley, GlobalPost Chief Says

By Alana Semuels and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — Before executing James Foley, the militant group Islamic State sent an email demanding $132.5 million in exchange for the return of the kidnapped journalist, the director of the website GlobalPost said Thursday. Foley was working for GlobalPost when he disappeared in Syria in […]

August 21, 2014

Islamist Militants Kill 21 In Attack In Southern Philippines

dpa MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-one people were killed Monday in an attack by suspected Islamic militants while on their way to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the southern Philippines, authorities said. Eleven people were also injured in the attack on Jolo island, 600 miles south of Manila, according to […]

July 28, 2014

Islamic Militants Release 32 Turkish Drivers Kidnapped In Iraq

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times A group of 32 Turkish truck drivers kidnapped three weeks ago by Islamic militants in northern Iraq have been released and are en route home, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told journalists in Ankara on Thursday. There was no immediate word, however, on the fate of 49 other […]

July 3, 2014