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Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military

...extremists last month being forced to remain in custody - held this time by the Nigerian military.The Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, claimed Thursday that they were moved to get "proper medical attention and psycho-social...
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Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home

...the Russian Defense Ministry reject the assertion that Yerofeyev and Alexandrov are Russian soldiers. A Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday that they were former soldiers; Russia has said that any Russians fighting in Ukraine are there only...
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Russian troops captured in Ukraine treated in Kiev hospital

...repeatedly that there are no Russian troops in Donbass," Peskov said, referring to eastern Ukraine.Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Gen.-Maj. Igor Konashenkov was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying the two were not current Russian...
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Saudis foil embassy attack, arrest 93

...important oil-producing nations. Saudi Arabia is also home to Islam's holiest sites in Mecca and Medina.Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki told The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia's security forces are better prepared...
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Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...the official said.peaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Tahseen Ibrahim acknowledged that Islamic State militants "gained a foothold in some areas" in Anbar...
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China says it monitored 2 US B-52 bombers in its airspace

...control over the relevant airspace."Asked repeatedly about the incident at a regularly scheduled briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said it had been handled according to procedures laid out in the Saturday statement but offered no specifics...
Hezbollah commander killed outside home

...repercussions for this heinous crime and its repeated targeting of leaders and cadres of the resistance."Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor denied any involvement."Israel has nothing to do with this incident," Palmor said. "These automatic...
Iraqis battle militant uprising in 2 Sunni cities

...Sunnis have long accused the government of targeting only Sunni militant groups while blessing Shiite ones.Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan Ibrahim told The Associated Press that the cleric, Wathiq al-Batat, was arrested in Baghdad on Wednesday...
Video purportedly shows killing of U.S. hostage

...release of Osthoff, the first German taken hostage in Iraq. It is not clear who kidnapped her. In Berlin, Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger refused to comment on the circumstances of her release or on who, other than German authorities...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Few Cubans have heard about the plan, which was mentioned only briefly on the state-run news media. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alejandro Gonzalez said he would comment only after the proposal is analyzed. Still, the possibility of a visit...


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