Israel identifies suspects in alleged kidnapping

Jun 27, 2014

Israel identifies suspects in alleged kidnapping

Israel on Thursday identified two well-known Hamas operatives in the West Bank as the central suspects in the recent disappearance of three Israeli teenagers, in the first sign of progress in a frantic two-week search for the missing youths. Officials said the two men ...

U.S. to fund anti-militant TV in Nigeria

Jun 7, 2014

U.S. to fund anti-militant TV in Nigeria

The United States is financing a new 24-hour satellite TV channel in northern Nigeria meant to counter insurgencies by the militant Islamist Boko Haram and other groups in the region, The New York Times reported on Friday. A U.S. official confirmed the project was ...

Nigerian generals guilty of arming, assisting Boko Haram: report

Jun 4, 2014

Nigerian generals guilty of arming, assisting Boko Haram: report

Ten generals and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists, several Nigerian newspapers said Tuesday — though the military insisted there was no truth in the reports. They follow months of ...

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have been located, defense chief says

May 27, 2014

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have been located, defense chief says

Nigeria’s military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists, but fears that using force to try and free them could get them killed, the country’s chief of defense said Monday. Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the much-criticized military that ...

U.N. declares Boko Haram a terrorist group, approves sanctions

May 23, 2014

U.N. declares Boko Haram a terrorist group, approves sanctions

The U.N. Security Council officially declared Boko Haram a terrorist group linked to al-Qaida on Thursday and imposed sanctions against the Islamist extremists, who have carried out a wave of deadly attacks and the recent abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. U.S. Ambassador ...

Boko Haram has enough funds, sophisticated weapons: Paris summit

May 18, 2014

Boko Haram has enough funds, sophisticated weapons: Paris summit

Boko Haram has ample funds, highly sophisticated weaponry and advanced training with some of the world’s most experienced terrorists, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday as he and African leaders grappled with how to combat the Islamic extremist group whose reach extends to five ...

Extremists attack town of abducted schoolgirls

May 15, 2014

Extremists attack town of abducted schoolgirls

Islamic militants again attacked the remote Nigerian town from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped, Nigeria’s military said Wednesday, resulting in a fire fight that killed 12 soldiers and led angry troops to fire on a commanding officer. Soldiers said the troops fired at ...