Aug 27, 2014

U.S. journalist Peter Curtis arrives home after capitivity in Syria

Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the U.S. on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. Family spokeswoman Betsy Sullivan said Curtis arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport Tuesday ...

Aug 7, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram raid kills 10 in Cameroon, state radio says

Suspected members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed 10 people and kidnapped one in a raid on the village of Zigague in remote northern Cameroon on Wednesday, state radio reported. The heavily armed gunmen arrived in a pickup truck and on motorcycles at ...

Aug 5, 2014

Video shows 'unspeakable acts' carried out by Nigerian soldiers: Amnesty

Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave. Nigeria’s military is battling an increasingly vicious Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram, ...

Bergdahl returning to duty after Afghan ordeal

Jul 15, 2014

Bergdahl returning to duty after Afghan ordeal

The U.S Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question him about his disappearance that led to five years in captivity. ...

Boko Haram-style attacks puncture peace in south Nigeria

Jul 14, 2014

Boko Haram-style attacks puncture peace in south Nigeria

As long as violence perpetrated by Islamist militants was more or less contained in Nigeria’s remote northeast, the attitude of many citizens and expatriates in the prosperous south was a shrug of the shoulders. But growing evidence that Boko Haram, or other violent groups ...