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Goodluck Jonathan concedes Nigerian election to opposition leader

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Nigeria | Nigerian opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari has won the country’s presidential election, ousting Goodluck Jonathan from office by at least 3 million votes.

Globe Trot: Iran talks seek last-minute deal

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAN: With talks over Iran’s nuclear program continuing hours before a March 31 deadline, negotiators are reportedly stuck on two issues, the…

Boko Haram abductions mar Nigerian elections

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | Despite pushback from Nigerian and neighboring forces, the Islamic militants remain deadly and determined

Boko Haram terrorizes voters in Nigeria

By Mickey McLean
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Nigeria | Boko Haram killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared off hundreds of voters, but millions more cast ballots Saturday in a closely contested…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Boko Haram uses human shields after another mass abduction

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | Almost one year after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in Chibok, Nigeria, the Islamic terror group abducted as many as 500 women and children to use as human…

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS

By Rob Holmes
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Nigeria | Kellou Abakar’s contractions began Jan. 3—the same day Boko Haram attacked her hometown in Nigeria. With labor coming on, the 30-year-old took her two…

Abducted missionary set free in Nigeria

By Lynde Langdon
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Missions | An American missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe, the Free Methodist Church USA said today. In a statement on…

Danger zone

By Jamie Dean
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Terrorism | Nigeria’s presidential election poses tough questions for Christians needing protection in one of the world’s top spots for terrorist violence

U.S. missionary snatched in Nigeria

By Leigh Jones
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Missions | Masked gunmen kidnapped an American missionary in central Nigeria on Monday and are demanding $300,000 for her release. The Rev. Phyllis Sortor, a missionary…

What’s behind delayed Nigerian elections?

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Military says it can’t guarantee voters’ security amid Boko Haram attacks, but skeptics blame politics for the postponement

Globe Trot: Yemeni rebels raid U.S. embassy after ambassador leaves

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized American embassy vehicles after the U.S. ambassador and diplomats closed the facility yesterday and left.

 
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