by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/30/14, 02:50 pm
IRAQ: Baghdad is under lockdown, with cars banned from city streets and Iraqis today at the polls in the first election since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. One way to understand America’s disconnect with Iraq: There are over 9,000 candidates in this election.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/30/14, 12:12 pm
The plight of as many as 230 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist terrorists earlier this month has taken a tragic turn: Reports indicate militants have ferried the girls across the border into Chad and Cameroon, and forced some of them to marry their captors.
Local leaders in the mostly Christian town of Chibok in northern Nigeria said multiple sources had reported seeing militants moving the girls across the border by truck and canoe.