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Report says anti-media attacks in Tanzania on rise

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A media watchdog says that a rise in anti-press attacks and repressive laws is sowing fear and self-censorship among journalists in Tanzania. The Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday that the East African country has seen a spike in attacks against journalists over the last year, …

Why insider attacks are down in Afghanistan – CSMonitor.com

No one claims the problem is solved, but officials are cautiously hopeful that the lower number of ‘green-on-blue’ killings in Afghanistan this year means preventive measures are having an impact. Kabul, Afghanistan The gunfire that pierced the night in Afghanistan’s Zabul Province last September was a troubling surprise to the …

4 merchants killed in Thailand’s restive south

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected militants robbed and killed four fruit traders in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south on Tuesday, while police arrested a suspect wanted for a deadly hotel bombing in the region. The insurgents stormed a shelter in Yala province’s Krong Pinang district Tuesday morning and tied up the four …

Sadat’s grandniece freed by kidnappers – UPI.com

A grandniece of Anwar Sadat, the late Egyptian president, was returned home safely after being abducted by unknown assailants, her great-uncle said. Zeina Sadat, 14 was riding in a car to school in the Heliopolis neighborhood Sunday when she was abducted by at least two men who beat up her …