Zelenskyy urges Russian conscripts to ‘sabotage’ military operations and offers protections to those who surrender: ‘It is better to surrender to Ukrainian captivity than to be killed by the strikes of our weapons’

Ukrainian President Volodyrmyr Zelenskyy seen on March 10, 2022. Office of the President of Ukraine Russian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seeking aid from Russian conscripts. He's urged them to "sabotage" Russian forces and report intel to Ukrainian forces. Zelenskyy also urged Russians to surrender and guaranteed their safety. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is moving to […]

Forgotten in hell: Half of abducted Iraqi Yazidi girls remain in ISIS captivity & sex slavery

15yo Nadi could barely speak when RT crew met her just a few hours after she was bought out after years of slavery for $ 2,500 – not the highest ransom by far, as ISIS terrorists fetch $ 10,000 on average for young Yazidi girls. Nadi is one of thousands of Yazidi girls, captured and […]

US-Canadian couple returns to Canada after being rescued from captivity in Pakistan

Thomson Reuters TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) – A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, the Canadian government said on Friday. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network, […]

‘Looked like monsters’: Iraqi boys who fled ISIS captivity tell their terrifying stories

Separated from their loved ones, they had to fight over a tomato, learn to blow themselves up and behead people. These Iraqi boys managed to flee Islamic State captivity and share their harrowing stories with AP. Boys aged from seven to 17, who escaped the blood-chilling captivity, are now living in camps with other displaced […]

The Sweetest Debut: Brian Van Reet on Iraq, Captivity, and the Prescience of ‘The Office’

Welcome to The Sweetest Debut, a regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we’re flexible!) fiction, poetry and nonfiction authors working with presses of all sizes and find out about their pop culture diets, their writing habits, and their fan-fiction fantasies. Today: Brian Van Reet on Spoils, a novel that draws on […]