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Hundred of schoolchildren and some teachers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria, who were disguised in military uniforms.

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from Covid-19.

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria return to Turkey

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Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria return to Turkey

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria by pirates describe death threats and forest captivity following their release.

Report: Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates have been freed

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Report: Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates have been freed

Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates have been freed and returned to Turkey, but it is not known if a ransom was paid.

Daniel Pearl's family to challenge Pakistan murder acquittals

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Daniel Pearl's family to challenge Pakistan murder acquittals

Pearl was the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal when he was abducted and beheaded by jihadists in Karachi in 2002 while ...

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Turkish sailors left behind in pirate attack return home

The three sailors were left behind when pirates kidnapped 15 other crew members off the West African coast.

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US 'outraged' as Pakistan court upholds acquittal

Following the failure of an appeal against the acquittal of the mastermind behind Daniel Pearls’ kidnapping and murder, the White House has ...

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Pakistan court upholds acquittal in Daniel Pearl murder case

The ruling follows an international outcry last year after a lower court acquitted the 47-year-old of murder and reduced his conviction to a ...

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Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames cryptocurrency mining for city darkness

Iran has been suffering blackouts across the country, and the government insists that the cause is cryptocurrency.

Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

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Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

The group of 'Israeli cyber activists', who refer to themselves as 972Ops, have pledged to track the Iranian hackers who launched attacks on ...

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Algeria seizes nearly $100,000 militants' ransom cash

The defence ministry said the cash was an "instalment of the ransom" paid out in a controversial October agreement.

Algeria PM slams reported ransoms to 'terror groups'

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Algeria PM slams reported ransoms to 'terror groups'

France has denied involvement in negotiations for the release of hostages in Mali or having paid a ransom to free a French aid worker.

Iran says US-brokered Sudan-Israel deal secured by '<em>ransom</em>'

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Iran says US-brokered Sudan-Israel deal secured by 'ransom'

Iran accused Sudan of turning a blind eye to 'crimes against Palestinians' to appease Washington and be removed from the US terror list.

Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

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Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ...

Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

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Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American ...

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Egypt fears worst for lost locals going to Europe

Concerns over a group of 15 men that set off toward Europe have increased in Egypt.

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Iraqis outraged over insecurity after 7 killed in attack

Iraqis slammed insecurity in the country on Tuesday as mourners buried five children and two women killed by a wayward rocket targeting US ...

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UN calls for closure of Libya migrant detention centres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced the 'horrendous conditions' at migrant detention centres in Libya.

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

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Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

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Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

Investigating magistrates in the northern city of Milan have opened a probe into the threats against Silvia Romano and police have stepped up ...

Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded at sea for ...

Dozens of refugees disembark in Libya's capital Tripoli

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Dozens of refugees disembark in Libya's capital Tripoli

Over 50 refugees from Eritrea and Sudan arrived in Libya's Tripoli on Wednesday after spending hours on a coast guard vessel.

Four abducted Christian charity workers freed in Iraq

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Four abducted Christian charity workers freed in Iraq

Three French employees and one Iraqi working for SOS Chretiens d'Orient were released after nearly two months' held captive by an unknown group.

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