The UN Human Rights Council on Friday harshly criticised North Korea for the "systematic abduction" of foreigners, after a UN investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals.
A United Nations rights expert squared off with North Korea on Monday, urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and to refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court.
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.
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 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 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.