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World Briefing: Nigeria: Dozens of Girls Kidnapped

published about 4 hours ago
Gunmen kidnapped about 100 teenage girls on Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, in what officials said was a new attack by Muslim militants.

World Briefing: Libya: Jordan’s Envoy Is Held Hostage

published about 4 hours ago
Jordan’s ambassador to Libya, Fawaz al-Itan, was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded that an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat’s freedom.

At U.N., a Grim Viewing of Alleged Syrian Torture

published about 4 hours ago
At U.N., a Grim Viewing of Alleged Syrian Torture
A panel of experts hired by the Qatar government says pictures of mutilated, skeletal corpses are direct evidence of killings of detainees.

As War Rages in Syria, Presidential Election Looms

published about 4 hours ago
As War Rages in Syria, Presidential Election Looms
The plans for elections reflect a growing assurance by President Bashar al-Assad that insurgents no longer pose a credible threat to overthrow him.

At War Blog: Days of Tea and Honey: Memories of a Quiet Iraq

published about 7 hours ago
At War Blog: Days of Tea and Honey: Memories of a Quiet Iraq
A look back at a time when Marines thought Iraq had finally achieved a tentative peace and were able to take time to simply share a meal with elders.