Updated: Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who had previously threatened to kill Avijit Roy, a U.S.-based Bangladeshi humanist writer, was arrested in connection with Roy’s hacking death. Roy and his wife were attacked with machetes by assailants while returning from a book fair in Bangladesh.
U.S. and Iranian officials to meet as early as Monday to discuss a coordinated response to the deteriorating security situation in Iraq.
The 80 members of the military will assist in the hunt for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, President Obama said. The force will stay in Chad until its support is no longer necessary, he said.