WASHINGTON (AP) – The chaos created by the advance of an al-Qaida splinter group in Iraq has prompted the State Department to beef up security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. And State Department spokeswoman […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The abduction three weeks ago of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram is now generating worldwide attention and condemnation. Muslim leaders in various countries have criticized Boko Haram’s leader […]
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants killed hundreds of people in an attack on a border town in Nigeria’s remote northeast, escalating the country’s violent insurrection in which more than 270 schoolgirls have been kidnapped. […]
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday said it had foiled an “advanced” al-Qaida plan to carry out a suicide bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and bomb other targets, in what analysts said […]
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month. Police leaflets seen […]
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists targeted two Christian villages in mainly Muslim northeast Nigeria and killed at least 12 civilians including guests at a wedding reception, witnesses said Monday. The soldiers fighting to […]
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security officials have advised residents living near the Egyptian border to stay indoors because of fighting in the neighboring country. Egyptian security forces have been clashing with Islamic militants in the […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A moment of silence has been observed to honor the six people who died 20 years ago in the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. is working with the British and Algerian governments to assess the situation at a natural gas complex in the Sahara where Islamic militants are holding hostages from at least 10 countries.