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UN envoy unveils Nigeria safe schools plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 22:40

UN special envoy for global education Gordon Brown on Wednesday unveiled a project to improve security in Nigerian schools to prevent a repeat of the mass kidnap of more than 200 girls by Islamist militants. 

Bangladesh sacks three soldiers over killing of civilians

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 18:11

Bangladesh`s military has sacked three senior officers from a controversial elite unit over claims they abducted and killed seven people outside Dhaka, an official said today.

Boko Haram kidnap eight more teen girls in Nigeria overnight

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 19:07

Adding to the horror is the tone and tenor of the militant Abubakar Shekau who is also seen laughing in the video while saying that the girls would be sold in a human market.

Boko Haram abducts 276 Nigerian girls to `marry` or `sell as slaves`

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:55

Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as "slaves".

US offers to help Nigeria in hunt for abducted girls

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 08:16

The United States said it had offered Nigeria help in its search for around 200 girls abducted by Islamist militants from a school in the northeast of the country.

Nigeria girls kidnapped from school married to abductors: Reports

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 15:28

Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civic organisation has reported.

Two Chinese engineers abducted in Sudan

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 07:59

Unidentified men kidnapped two Chinese engineers working at an oil field belonging to Sudanese companies in the country`s West Kordofan state Friday, Chinese embassy sources said here Sunday.

Bihar leader`s abducted son killed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 15:18

The abducted son of a JD-U leader was killed in Bihar`s Nawada district and four people have been arrested, police said.

Nigeria military admits most abducted schoolgirls still missing

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:19

The Nigerian military has admitted that most of the 129 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists from their school in the restive northeastern state of Borno were still missing, the defence spokesman said in a statement.

Militants finally free Telecom professional

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:47

A Telecom professional from Kolkata who was abducted by militants in November 2013 has been finally freed in Mizoram, police said.

Tuki appeals abductors to release govt official

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 12:58

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has made an appeal to the abductors to release a kidnapped government official on "humanitarian ground".

Violence against women ``pandemic`` in Mexico

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 13:37

So many teenage girls turned up dead in a vacant field on the outskirts of Mexico City that people nicknamed it the "women`s dumping ground."