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North Korea agrees to probe abductions, Japan reciprocates with easing of sanctions

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 09:39

Japan has decided to lift some sanctions on North Korea on Thursday, after talks with Pyongyang`s assured of an investigation into abductions carried out decades ago.

Nigeria arrests businessman in connection with girls` abductions

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:47

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman suspected of being at the head of a Boko Haram intelligence network that helped plan the abduction of more than 200 school girls in the northeast, the military said on Tuesday.

Sharp rise in people fleeing eastern Ukraine: UNHCR

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:38

Some 16,400 people fled their homes in eastern Ukraine in the past week, many citing deteriorating security and fears of abduction, and the number of displaced within the country has risen to 54,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

Japan, North Korea to hold new talks on abductions: Tokyo

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:15

Japan said Wednesday it would hold another round of talks with North Korea next week to check progress in Pyongyang`s promised investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted during the Cold War.

North Korea agrees to reinvestigate all Japanese abductions: PM Shinzo Abe

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 15:27

North Korea has agreed to reinvestigate all abductions of Japanese citizens, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, in what appeared to be a significant breakthrough on an issue that has long hampered Tokyo`s relations with Pyongyang.

Nigeria schools close to protest govt inaction

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 20:48

Traumatised family members at the morgue said they were trying to get police reports and hospital paperwork that would allow them to take the bodies of loved ones for burial.

Hollande offers security summit on Nigeria abductions

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 04:44

French President Francois Hollande Sunday offered to hold a summit in Paris with Nigeria and its neighbours to tackle the issue of Boko Haram`s abductions, Xinhua reported.

Boko Haram abductions: No military action planned for Nigeria, says US

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 08:59

The US has no plans yet to launch a military action in Nigeria, where Islamist extremist group Boko Haram recently abducted nearly 300 girls, and is only contemplating military assistance to help find them.

Girls kidnapping in Nigeria can bring renaissance as it becomes world issue, Nigeria still `hopeful`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 18:13

Nigeria`s president said Thursday that Boko Haram`s mass abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls would mark a turning point in the battle against the Islamists, as world powers joined the search to rescue the hostages.

Schoolgirls kidnap `beginning of the end of terror in Nigeria`: President

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 16:27

Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram will mark a key turning point in the battle against the Islamists. 

Boko Haram menace: Nigeria police offer $300K reward for info on missing girls

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 16:09

The number of girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant outfit has risen to 11 on Wednesday after three more girls were reportedly abducted from a village in Nigeria`s northeast.

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in prison cell

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 10:10

Ariel Castro, sentenced to life in prison for the kidnapping, rape and beatings of three Cleveland women he held captive in his house for a decade, was found hanged in his prison cell late Tuesday, a state corrections official said.