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nigerian forces failed to act on mass abduction warnings: amnesty


rights group investigation says military and police received at least five calls hours before the attack by gunmen.






nigerian forces failed to act on mass abduction warnings: amnesty


rights group investigation says military and police received at least five calls hours before the attack by gunmen.






nigeria failed to act on warnings of mass abduction: report


lagos, nigeria (ap) — rights group amnesty international says nigeria’s security forces failed to respond to warnings that extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were abducted last month. a statement on tuesday cites “credible sources” saying the army and police received at least five calls in the hours before the […]






nigeria rejects amnesty report on schoolgirl mass abduction


nigeria's military is dismissing as "outright falsehood" an amnesty international report that claims security forces were warned several times ahead of a mass abduction of 110 schoolgirls last month.






nigeria rejects amnesty report on schoolgirl mass abduction


lagos, nigeria (ap) — nigeria’s military is dismissing as “outright falsehood” an amnesty international report that claims security forces were warned several times ahead of a mass abduction of 110 schoolgirls last month. the attack by suspected boko haram extremists caused fresh outrage in africa’s most populous country and reminded many of boko haram’s abduction […]






the latest: witnesses: nigeria's abducted schoolgirls freed


the latest on the mass abduction of nigerian schoolgirls (all times local):






nigeria marks 3 years since schoolgirls' mass abduction


nigerians on friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by boko haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled.






father says 5 of the abducted nigeria girls still missing are dead


the father of one of the nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after boko haram extremists returned 104 girls from a mass abduction says he believes his daughter and others are dead and buried.






amnesty says egypt has failed to protect christians


amnesty international says the egyptian government has failed to protect hundreds of coptic christians who fled their homes in northern sinai after a series of attacks by islamic state militants.






nigeria says just 1 schoolgirl left in hands of boko haram


just one nigerian schoolgirl is still held by boko haram after the extremists released 104 classmates seized in a mass abduction and she "will not be abandoned," president muhammadu buhari said thursday, with no word on five girls still unaccounted for who are said to be dead and buried.






nigerian court convicts 45 in boko haram mass trials


a nigerian court has convicted 45 boko haram members in the largest mass trial in the islamic extremist group's history.






nigerian official says 83 chibok girls free from boko haram


eighty-three chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by boko haram in northern nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late saturday, a dramatic development in the mass abduction that brought the extremist group's rampage to world attention.






nigerian court convicts 45 in boko haram mass trials


lagos, nigeria (ap) — a nigerian court has convicted 45 boko haram members in the largest mass trial in the islamic extremist group’s history. the closed-door proceedings have raised the concerns of human rights groups about whether the trials of more than 1,600 people will be fair. these are the first results of the mass […]






nigerian official says 83 chibok girls have been released by boko haram


eighty-three chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by boko haram in northern nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late saturday, a dramatic development in the mass abduction that brought the extremist group's rampage to world attention. family members said they...






amnesty slams turkey over ‘arbitrary’ crackdown on employees


istanbul (ap) — a leading rights group has slammed turkey for dismissing tens of thousands of public employees after last summer’s failed coup.  in a report published monday, amnesty international said measures taken after the july 15 coup attempt caused an “unprecedented crackdown and mass dismissals,” violating freedom of expression, association and the right to […]






'war crimes' in fight over philippines' marawi: amnesty


state forces and isil-linked fighters have committed abuses that 'amount to war crimes', amnesty international says.






father says 5 of the nigeria girls still missing are dead


lagos, nigeria (ap) — the father of one of the nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after boko haram extremists returned 104 girls from a mass abduction says he believes his daughter and others are dead and buried. inuwa garba tells the associated press that friends of his daughter who were freed wednesday told him the […]






nigeria marks 3 years since schoolgirls’ mass abduction


abuja, nigeria (ap) — nigerians on friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by boko haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled. activists were expected to rally in the capital, abuja, and commercial hub lagos to urge president muhammadu buhari’s government to […]






pro-syrian forces staying in border area despite us warnings


forces backing the syrian government haven't left a protected area near syria's southern border with jordan despite repeated warnings from the u.s.-led coalition, american military officials said wednesday.






nikolas cruz mass shooting: fbi ‘drops the ball’ ……again


it was disclosed after the recent nikolas cruz mass shooting at the marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida that the fbi was tipped off. you can read more about that at the article-fbi failed to deal with nikolas cruz warnings twice, rick scott calls for christopher wray to resign well, this is unfortunately not […]






nigerian migrants return from libya with tales of horror


some knelt and placed their foreheads to the ground in prayer. several carried small children. after being stranded in libya on a failed attempt to reach europe, more than 400 nigerian migrants were brought home and began sharing stories of abuse and fear.






amnesty: us-led coalition not protecting mosul civilians


a recent spike in civilian casualties in mosul suggests the u.s.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps iraqi forces battle the islamic state group, amnesty international said tuesday.






police detain amnesty international's turkey chief


amnesty international's chairman in turkey has been detained as part of a crackdown against people suspected of links to u.s.-based cleric fethullah gulen, whom turkey accuses of orchestrating last year's failed coup.






police detain amnesty international's turkey chief


amnesty international's chairman in turkey has been detained as part of a crackdown on people suspected of links to u.s.-based cleric fethullah gulen, who has been accused by turkey of orchestrating last year's failed coup.






nigerian official says 83 chibok girls free from boko haram


maiduguri, nigeria (ap) — eighty-three chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by boko haram in northern nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late saturday, a dramatic development in the mass abduction that brought the extremist group’s rampage to world attention. family members said they were eagerly awaiting a list of names and […]






anxious families wait to hear if daughter is on list of 82 nigerian schoolgirls


this is the largest negotiated release so far of the nearly 300 girls whose abduction in 2014 highlighted the threat of nigeria’s homegrown extremists






security forces kill several at protests in cameroon


dakar, senegal (ap) — amnesty international says several people have been shot dead by security forces during protests in cameroon. the group said monday that some demonstrations turned violent in cameroon’s english-speaking regions sunday when people gathered on the 56th anniversary of the incorporation of those regions. amnesty also expressed worry over the government’s “on-going […]






widows of nigerian activists launch civil case against shell


the hague, netherlands (ap) — the widows of four activists executed 22 years ago in nigeria are launching a civil action in the netherlands, alleging complicity by oil giant shell in their husbands’ deaths, human rights organization amnesty international said thursday. amnesty said that esther kiobel is bringing the civil case at a court in […]






amnesty: us-led coalition not protecting mosul civilians


a recent spike in civilian casualties in mosul suggests the u.s.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the islamic state militants alongside iraqi ground forces, amnesty international said on tuesday.






amnesty: shell involved in nigeria abuses in 1990s


anglo-dutch oil giant was involved in a brutal campaign by nigerian police to silence ogoniland protesters, report says.






us-led coalition: amnesty report on mosul ‘irresponsible’


irbil, iraq (ap) — the u.s.-led coalition said wednesday that an amnesty international report accusing its forces of violating international law during the fight against the islamic state group in mosul is “irresponsible.” the report released tuesday said iraqi civilians were subjected to “relentless and unlawful attacks” by the coalition and iraqi forces during the […]






amnesty accuses tunisia security forces of abuses


tunisia denies policy of torture by state forces after group says rise in 'brutal tactics' threatens democratic reforms.






cold snap brings freeze, frost warnings to california


los angeles (ap) — california is in the grip of a cold air mass that has sent temperatures plunging. hard freeze warnings are in effect early tuesday up and down the central valley and on the central coast, with a mix of freeze and frost warnings elsewhere. numerous locations are in the 20s and 30s, […]






iraq says negotiations with kurds have failed


baghdad (ap) — iraq says negotiations with the kurds over the deployment of federal forces along the borders of their autonomous region have failed. the body overseeing iraq’s security forces said wednesday that kurdish forces had delayed talks in an effort to strengthen their defenses, and that as a result, both sides are back to […]






us-led coalition: amnesty report on mosul 'irresponsible'


the u.s.-led coalition said wednesday that an amnesty international report accusing its forces of violating international law during the fight against the islamic state group in mosul is "irresponsible."