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Abu Sayyaf given P1 M for girl’s release, says ARMM police chief

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Abu Sayyaf bandits received P1 million for Wednesday’s release of an eight-year-old girl they kidnapped in July, the police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said Saturday.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Nigeria: Pirates hijack gunboat, kidnap workers

Nigeria’s military says pirates in the country’s oil-rich Niger Delta hijacked a police gunboat, killed three officers and kidnapped six local oil workers.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Abu Sayyaf’ man tagged in 2001 Lamitan siege falls

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A member of the Abu Sayyaf group allegedly involved in the bloody 2001 Lamitan siege was arrested on Tuesday in Basilan province.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

[VIDEO] Kidnapped Nigerian women tell of Boko Haram abuse

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Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency, according to a new report published by Human Rights Watch, after a fresh abduction in Nigeria’s far northeast.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists

FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday Oct. 17, 2014. The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago remains unclear. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said their release is still being negotiated. (AP Photo/File)

Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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