Nigeria

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Globe Trot: Nigerian villagers strike back against Boko Haram

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: The United States is flying manned surveillance missions over northern Nigeria to try to locate more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by…

Globe Trot: Talk of rescuing Nigerian schoolgirls is simply political posturing

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Some of the Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped in the early days of their captivity describe their kidnapping by Boko Haram. The terror group that took…

Globe Trot: Russia’s weakness amid the sabre-rattling

By Mindy Belz
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International | RUSSIA: In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, nuclear arsenal and vast territories notwithstanding, the distinguishing feature of the country today is its striking…

Names of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls released

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | A Nigerian newspaper has published a list of the nearly 180 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants more than three weeks ago. The identities of…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram ratchets up the violence in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NIGERIA: Boko Haram attacks are too hard to keep up with. An official says “many, many” people have been killed by militants who attacked a town on the…

U.S. team joining hunt for missing Nigerian schoolgirls

By Leigh Jones
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Nigeria | The White House announced today it is sending military and intelligence personnel and hostage negotiators to Nigeria to help the government there bring home…

Midday Roundup: White House warns humans are destroying the planet

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | It’s all our fault. The White House issued a report on global warming today that blames burning fossil fuel for an increase in severe weather events like…

Boko Haram: Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls will be sold as slaves

By Andrew Branch
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Nigeria | Nigeria’s Islamic terrorist leader is threatening to sell teenage schoolgirls abducted three weeks ago from a school in the remote northeast, according to a…

Globe Trot: Iraq goes to the polls

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Baghdad is under lockdown, with cars banned from city streets and Iraqis today at the polls in the first election since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. One…

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls ‘taken abroad,’ forced to marry their captors

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | The plight of as many as 230 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist terrorists earlier this month has taken a tragic turn: Reports indicate militants have…

Africa’s new champion or terrorist punching bag?

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Nigeria touts its growing economic influence, while terrorists kidnap its children

Globe Trot: The president ‘pivots’ to Asia

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: President Barack Obama has ‘pivoted’ to Asia and begun a trip delayed 7 months after the government shutdown. The president will visit Japan, South…

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