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Michelle Knight — Call Her Lily, Please

“Do you have any idea what it’s like to wake up and realize that no one is going to rape you that day? How wonderful it is to see the sunlight pouring through your window?”

April 16, 2015

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 Kidnap Wife Of Cameroonian Official

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Islamist militants believed to be associated with the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of a Cameroonian vice prime minister Sunday, in a worrying sign that the violence in northeastern Nigeria is spreading beyond its borders. Militants mounted an attack on the village of Kolofata […]

July 28, 2014

60 Girls And Women, 31 Boys Said To Be Abducted In Nigerian Kidnapping

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — At least 91 people — more than 60 women and girls, and 31 school boys — were abducted last week by suspected Boko Haram militants, two months after the terror group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, according to witnesses. Local media reported about 60 people […]

June 24, 2014

U.S. Officials Frustrated By Nigeria’s Response To Girls’ Kidnapping

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As American military and intelligence specialists joined the hunt for Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, U.S. officials expressed frustration Thursday with the country’s inability to act on fresh intelligence about the Boko Haram extremists who took more than 200 teenagers captive and threatened to sell them into slavery. Imagery from […]

May 16, 2014

Jury Deliberates In Abu Hamza Trial

New York (AFP) – A New York jury began deliberating Thursday over its verdict on the terror and kidnapping charges brought against Islamist preacher Abu Hamza by the United States. The 56-year-old, who was extradited from Britain in October, faces up to life in prison if convicted on the 11 counts against him. Blind in […]

May 15, 2014