Boko Haram

Bloodstains seen on the street and damage buildings following a suicide bomb explosion at a World cup viewing centre in Damaturu, Nigeria, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)

Nigeria’s team determined after deadly attack

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) — Shocked by a suicide bombing attack against a World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigeria, the country’s national team is more determined than ever to succeed in Brazil and provide some […]


House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., listens to reporters' question during a news conference with Deborah Peter, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Peter, is a sole survivor of a Dec. 11, 2011, Boko Haram attack on her household in Nigeria, where her father and brother were killed for not renouncing their Christian faith.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama: 80 US troops in Chad seeking abducted girls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Obama, in a letter to […]


French President Francois Hollande, left, poses with Cameroon President Paul Biya upon his arrival for the "Paris' Security in Nigeria summit", at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Summit combats Boko Haram funds, arms, training

PARIS (AP) — Boko Haram has ample funds, highly sophisticated weaponry and advanced training with some of the world’s most experienced terrorists, the French president said Saturday as he and African leaders grappled with how to […]


Femi Falana, a lawyer and human rights activist, centre, leads a mass demonstration calling on the government to increase efforts to rescue the hundreds of missing kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

US says Boko Haram now ‘top priority’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department acknowledged Thursday it could have acted sooner to designate Nigeria’s Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization, even though the Nigerian government and many Africa experts opposed the move when […]


In this  photo taken from video  by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday May 12, 2014 shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The new video purports to show dozens of abducted schoolgirls, covered in jihab and praying in Arabic. It is the first public sight of the girls since more than 300 were kidnapped from a northeastern school the night of April 14  exactly four weeks ago. (AP Photo)

Nigerian extremist leader demands fighter release

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters. A new video from Nigeria’s homegrown Boko Haram terrorist […]


In this image made from video received by The Associated Press on May 5, 2014, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, speaks in a video in which his group claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction of nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria. (AP Photo)

Nigerian extremist leader surfaced in 2010

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of the Nigerian Islamic extremist group tugged on his winter hat and said with a sneer: “I will sell women,” he sneered. The man is Abubakar Shekau, the leader […]


An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

(AP) – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. ‘THIS DAY OF RECKONING HAS BEEN A LONG TIME IN COMING’ Feared Boston mob boss […]


Soldiers open fire to disperse Nigeria protesters

JOS, Nigeria (AP) – Soldiers opened fire Friday to drive away young Muslims in central Nigeria protesting a film critical of the Prophet Muhammad, witnesses and authorities said, as demonstrators elsewhere in the county’s Muslim […]



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