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Yemen newspaper staff abducted by gunmen: watchdog

ADEN: Gunmen in Yemen's second city Aden have abducted at least seven staff of a newspaper group that was already hit by an arson attack earlier this month, a media watchdog said. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said the Friday kidnappings from the group's headquarters in the southern city, which is the seat of the troubled Saudi-backed government, showed there was nowhere in Yemen where journalists could feel safe. Unidentified armed men stormed the offices of the Al-Shomou Foundation, which publishes a…

Committee to Protect Journalists recognises Trump as ‘threat to press freedom’

NEW YORK: In an unprecedented step, the Committee to Protect Journalists has released a statement recognizing that a Donald Trump presidency would represent a threat to press freedom. In response to Trump's threats and vilification of the media during his campaign, the chairman of CPJ's board, Sandra Mims Rowe, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: “Guaranteeing the free flow of information to citizens through a robust, independent press is essential to American democracy. For more than 200 years…

ISIL says it beheaded U.S. journalist; holds another

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT: Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on U.S. action in Iraq.