3 bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe

Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a police officer was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings. Sittwe is the capital of Myanmar’s violence-torn Rakhine where Rohingya Muslim insurgent attacks last year sparked a massive military…

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Another suspected Boko Haram kidnapping in Nigeria: The cycle continues

“It’s like we have been thrown back to the abysmal darkness of April 2014 all over again,” says Aisha Yesufu, one of the founders of the #bringbackourgirls movement in Nigeria. “Unbelievably the Nigerian government did not learn anything from the Chibok girls’ abduction,” she tells the CBC from the Nigerian capital Abuja. “The April 2014 scenario…

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At least 23 dead in series of attacks in Aghanistan

A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country’s west, authorities said. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said…

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