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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Japan’s Abe Says North Korea Agrees To Probe Abductions

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 […]

May 29, 2014

Nigeria Says It Knows Location Of Kidnapped Girls

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times KANO, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military has located more than 270 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, the country’s chief of defense staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said Monday. “The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but we cannot tell […]

May 27, 2014

Nigeria ‘Willing To Talk’ To Boko Haram Over Missing Girls

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria on Tuesday said it was willing to talk to Boko Haram militants, as the United States sent its top Africa general for talks on the rescue mission of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. The governor of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, Kashim Shettima, confirmed that all of the girls shown in the […]

May 13, 2014

Fearful Parents Seek Kidnapped Daughters’ Faces In Boko Haram Video

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Nigerian parents of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram desperately scanned a video Tuesday released by the Islamist group in search of their daughters’ faces. One mother recognized her child; many others did not. U.S. aircraft began flying missions over northeastern Nigeria trying to trace the […]

May 13, 2014

U.S. Flying ‘Manned Missions’ To Seek Abducted Nigeria Girls

Lagos (AFP) – Manned U.S. aircraft were in the skies above Nigeria on Tuesday in the hunt for more than 200 missing schoolgirls, almost a month after they were kidnapped by Islamist militants. The United States said manned ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) aircraft were being flown and it had also shared commercial satellite imagery […]

May 13, 2014