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World Briefing: Somalia: Pirates Free Indian Sailors Held for 4 Years

published about 10 hours ago
Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said.

World Briefing | United Nations: Foreign Fighters Expand Terrorist Groups, Panel Says

published about 10 hours ago
A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge posed by foreign fighters who are joining terrorist groups on an “unprecedented scale.”

Iran Hints at Possible Release of Washington Post Correspondent Soon

published about 11 hours ago
Iran’s emissary to a United Nations human rights meeting said he hoped the case against The Washington Post’s jailed reporter would soon be dropped.

U.N. Says Iran Is Silent on Efforts for a Bomb

published about 11 hours ago
Remarks by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency come as Secretary of State John Kerry prepares for further negotiations.

News Analysis: In Nigeria, Fragile Hopes of Boko Haram Freeing Schoolgirls Are Dashed

published about 11 hours ago
After the Nigeria Army reported reaching a cease-fire with the militant Islamist group Boko Haram two weeks ago, its leader Friday denied any truce had been reached.