Monthly Archives: June 2014

Afghan security arrest alleged kidnappers of Prem Kumar

Prem Kumar who is the head of the JRS, a non-government organisation in Afghanistan.

By Tilusha Vyas – Asia Correspondent reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan News reports in Afghanistan say that an individual allegedly involved in the kidnapping of an Indian aid-worker, Prem Kumar in Herat three days ago has been arrested by Afghan security forces in Western Herat.  Although no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction, the arrested suspect is now in custody for further investigation. Prem Kumar who is the head of the JRS, a non-government organisation, was kidnapped when visiting a project site in Zendajan District in Herat.  Both the Afghan National Police (ANP) and Afghan Intelligence operatives have launched a search operation to free the Indian aid worker. An official at … Continue reading

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U.S. set to name first ambassador to Somalia in two decades

Wendy Sherman: "...decision a reflection both of our deepening relationship with the country and of our faith that better times are ahead."

President Barack Obama plans to nominate the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in more than two decades, a top State Department official says. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman called the decision “a reflection both of our deepening relationship with the country and of our faith that better times are ahead.” Sherman said the United States has no plans in the immediate future to open an embassy in Mogadishu, the Somali capital wracked by violence from al Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabaab. Last month, the group launched a deadly attack on the nation’s parliament. The new ambassador would work out of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, with another dozen or so … Continue reading

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