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  • Rights group: Islamic rebels in Nigeria have killed 935 since 2009

     
    Human Rights Watch reports that the northern Nigerian Islamic rebel group Boko Haram has killed 935 people since 2009:...
  • Nigeria attacks may point to more emboldened Boko Haram militants

     
    Assailants surrounded one of several police stations that had been bombed Friday in Kano, Nigeria, shooting, throwing primitive bombs made of soda cans and shouting "God is great!" The attack began late Tuesday and continued early Wednesday....
  • Six Persian Gulf nations plan to pull peace monitors from Syria

     
    An Arab League peace plan for Syria appeared to be near collapse Tuesday as six Persian Gulf nations announced their intention to withdraw monitors from Syria and urged the United Nations Security Council to take “all needed measures” to...
  • U.N. returns to Somali capital Mogadishu after 17-year absence

     
    U.N. returns to Somali capital Mogadishu after 17-year absence: U.N. special envoy Augustine Mahiga marked the U.N'.s return to Mogadishu for the first time since 1995....
  • A million face severe malnutrition in the Sahel, UNICEF warns

     
    A hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies. A recent UNICEF survey in the Sahel forecast a million cases of severe malnutrition...
  • Nigerian majority doesn't back Boko Haram views, poll finds

     
    The majority of Nigerians do not back the views of Boko Haram, a militant group that has carried out deadly attacks in an attempt to impose Islamic law on Nigeria, the Gallup polling group found. Gallup did face-to-face interviews with 1,000 people in...
  • 'Underwear bomber' gets life in prison for 2009 airliner attack

     
    Underwear bomber: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who hid a bomb in his underwear on a suicide mission for Al Qaeda, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison for his failed attempt to bring down a passenger airliner on Christmas Day 2009....
  • Islamic rebel group claims responsibility for Nigerian prison break

     
    Nigerian militants Boko Haram free 119 inmates in jail break: Heavily armed gunmen on motorbikes stormed a Nigerian prison, blew open the front gate and freed 119 inmates, authorities said Thursday. Islamic rebel goup, Boko Haram, claimed responsibility...
  • Nigerian gunmen free 119 inmates in prison break

     
    Heavily armed gunmen on motorbikes stormed a Nigerian prison, blew open the front gate and freed 119 inmates, authorities said Thursday....
  • Nigerian ex-governor pleads guilty in U.K. to money laundering

     
    Ex-Nigerian governor, James Ibori, pleads guilty to money laundering and fraud. Fomerly one of Nigerian's most influenital politicians, the former governor of Nigeria's oil-rich Delta state, James Ibori, accused by British police of stealing $250...
  • Britain, Italy at odds over failed hostage-rescue mission

     
    Italy complained that it was not informed of a joint British-Nigeria rescue mission to free two hostages held by suspected Islamic terrorists in Nigeria. The two hostages, a Briton and an Italian, were both killed before they could be rescued....
  • Lone American appears in court in Egyptian NGO trial

     
    A lone American appeared in a Cairo courtroom Thursday in a criminal case against civil society workers that has shaken Egypt’s new political establishment and strained relations between the U.S. and one of its closest Arab allies. Robert Becker, an...