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Kidnapped missionaries, others still held in Mali

Beatrice Stockly

An Islamic extremist group has issued a proof-of-life video.  An al-Qaeda-linked group in Mali has released a proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, one of them held since 2011. SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist groups, said the recently formed …

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No word on missing Malaysian pastor

Malaysian Pastor Raymond Koh

The family of a Malaysian pastor kidnapped more than four months ago has accused the police of undermining the investigation. Pastor Raymond Koh was exiting a highway on Feb. 13 when a convoy of black SUVs and motorcycles surrounded his …

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Religious, ethnic minorities face persecution in Kurdistan

Persecution of Yazidis

About 2 million people have fled to Kurdistan, in Northern Iraq, in recent years, escaping conflict, terrorism, and persecution in Syria and Iraq. Along with the Kurdish majority, minorities of Assyrian Christians, Yazidi, Sunni Arabs, Sunni and Shi’a Turks, and …

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