Gangs of armed men have attacked hundreds of local communities across northwestern Nigeria in recent years, while militants continue to stage attacks in the northeast.
Delegates from both sides meet in Mexico City and agree on a temporary ceasefire to create peaceful conditions ahead of the next round of talks in Cuba.
Authorities in Edo state say they are intensifying their operations to rescue the kidnap victims as the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) temporarily shut the station where the attack took place.
Worshippers were abducted from Jumu'at central mosque in Zugu town of northwestern Zamfara state, officials and witnesses say.
In its new report, the firm paints a disturbing picture of systemic abuse that journalists and activists allegedly face in the India-administered Jammu and Kashmir.
The prosperous Scandinavian nation’s social services is under fire for ‘kidnapping’ the children of Muslim immigrant families - allegations which the country says constitute a 'disinformation campaign.'
A Haitian gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries is asking for $17 million – or $1 million each – to release them.
The gang demanded $1 million for each of the 17 missionaries who were kidnapped on Saturday during a trip to an orphanage in Haiti, US media reported.
Around 1,000 students have been kidnapped in the west African country since December after gangs started to hit schools. Most have been released after negotiations, but scores are still being held in forest camps.
Following jury selection, opening statements and testimony will begin on August 18, and the trial is expected to last at least four weeks.
Heavily armed bandits have recently stepped up attacks on schools, kidnapping students for ransom, prompting a military response.
In all, thirty-four of the 121 kidnapped children are now free since five others had escaped earlier and another was released on health grounds, according to a school official.
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