11 held for Kerala school girls' rape

The incident came to light a few days ago after complaints from the victims and the school authorities.

Dec 12, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

Islamic State uses social media to groom British Muslim girls: Think tank

Islamic State is using social media and the promise of adventure to lure British Muslim girls to join its cause, an anti-extremism think tank said on Monday, as police attempt to trace three London schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria.

Feb 24, 2015, 01:06 AM IST

Two Nepalese schoolgirls injured in acid attack

 Two teenage Nepalese schoolgirls suffered burn injuries after a masked boy hurled acid at them at a tuition centre here today.

Feb 22, 2015, 19:08 PM IST

Abducted girls to be freed soon: Nigerian minister

More than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram will be released "in the very near future", Nigeria`s Foreign Minister Aminu Wali said during a visit to the German capital.

Oct 22, 2014, 12:17 PM IST

Negotiations ongoing to free Nigerian girls

The US has said that negotiations are ongoing for the release of some 200 Nigerian girls held hostage by Boko Haram militants, who have reached a "ceasefire" deal with that country in this regard.

Oct 21, 2014, 09:07 AM IST

Austria stops schoolgirls going to Syria

Austrian police prevented two schoolgirls aged 14 and 15 from travelling to Syria, officials said Wednesday with press reports saying they wanted to join Islamist guerrillas.

Sep 10, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

Nigeria Prez seeks USD 1 bn in loan to fight insurgents

Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.

Jul 17, 2014, 04:43 AM IST

Not joking! Nigerian singer offers her virginity to Boko Haram in return for abducted girls

In a sensationalistic offer, a 23-year old Nigerian female pop singer has appealed the Boko Haram to release all the abducted schoolgirls in return for her virginity that she is willing to lose to the deadly militants.

Jun 26, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

Some of Nigeria`s kidnapped schoolgirls may never return: Former president

Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo told media some of the schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram in April may never return, in the most pessimistic comments yet on their fate from a member of the political elite.

Jun 13, 2014, 16:33 PM IST

Two girls sexually assaulted in Tamil Nadu

Two schoolgirls living in a hostel were sexually assaulted in Tamil Nadu`s Pollachi town, a police official said Thursday.

Jun 12, 2014, 14:07 PM IST

Nigeria`s president pledges "total war" against Boko Haram

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday he had ordered a "full-scale operation to put an end to the impunity of terrorists on our soil".

May 29, 2014, 15:03 PM IST

Nigeria`s military knows location of kidnapped schoolgirls

Nigeria`s highest ranking military officer today gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.

May 27, 2014, 02:48 AM IST

Boko Haram attacks kill more than 50 in Nigeria

Haram gunmen killed more than 50 people in three separate attacks, including two near Chibok, the Nigerian town were the Islamists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last month, witnesses said on Wednesday.

May 22, 2014, 04:50 AM IST

Back-to-back bombings kill 46 in central Nigerian city Jos

Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 46 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday, police said, in an attack that appeared to bear the hallmarks of Boko Haram insurgents.

May 21, 2014, 01:27 AM IST

Families of kidnapped Nigerian girls want `unconditional` release

Relatives of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram on Thursday called for their unconditional release, after Nigeria`s government ruled out a prisoner swap with the extremists.

May 15, 2014, 21:15 PM IST

Nigeria rejects Boko Haram prisoner swap for hostage girls

Nigeria on Monday rejected conditions set out by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists.

May 12, 2014, 21:38 PM IST

UN chief to send envoy to Nigeria to discuss internal issues

In the wake of recent abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the UN chief today offered to send a high-level envoy to the country to discuss ways in which the world body can support them in tackling internal challenges.

May 09, 2014, 22:40 PM IST

Boko Haram kidnap eight more teen girls in Nigeria overnight

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.

May 06, 2014, 19:07 PM IST

Nigeria arrests woman protesting for schoolgirls` release: Activist

A Nigerian woman who led a protest demanding the release of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists was arrested Monday after meeting Nigeria`s First Lady Patience Jonathan, activists said.

May 06, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

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

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".

May 05, 2014, 16:55 PM IST