Mar 20, 2015

Netanyahu backtracks on election opposition to Palestinian state

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is still committed to Palestinian statehood if circumstances improve, pulling back from comments he made during his re-election campaign rejecting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I don’t want a one-state solution,” Netanyahu said in an ...

Netanyahu makes last shot for rightwing vote at rally

Mar 16, 2015

Netanyahu makes last shot for rightwing vote at rally

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a last-ditch effort Sunday to garner support at a mass rightwing rally in Tel Aviv where he pledged he would never make territorial concessions. Netanyahu’s speech, which addressed security concerns and praised Jewish tradition, came hours after he ...

Nigeria president visits site of Boko Haram massacre

Feb 27, 2015

Nigeria president visits site of Boko Haram massacre

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the town of Baga where Boko Haram Islamists are accused of slaughtering hundreds of people last month in the group’s worst-ever massacre. “I wen t… to visit communities devastated by the excesses of Boko Haram,” Jonathan told ...

Nigerian leader escapes blast at campaign rally

Feb 3, 2015

Nigerian leader escapes blast at campaign rally

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday escaped a suspected suicide bomb blast after he left a campaign rally in northeast Nigeria, as the country braced for fresh Boko Haram attacks before polling day. The head of state had been addressing supporters of his ruling Peoples ...

Feb 1, 2015

Boko Haram launches new assault on key Nigerian city of Maiduguri

Boko Haram fighters on Sunday launched a fresh attempt to take over the strategically crucial northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a brazen attack on a state capital just two weeks before national elections. Four residents said the fighting began at roughly 3 a.m. with ...