Nigeria

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Globe Trot: Baghdad roiled by political turmoil inside, ISIS outside

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Here’s one way to look at the dramatic fall of Iraq: In March, British bank Standard Chartered opened its first branch in Erbil, the capital of…

Globe Trot: Fighting resumes in Gaza after short-lived ceasefire

By Mindy Belz
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International | GAZA:  Two rockets were fired last night from Gaza just before the end of an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire, and Hamas said it was ready to resume fighting.

Globe Trot: Ramadan ends but jihadist-led violence continues

By Mindy Belz
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International | EID AL-FITR: Today marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr celebration to end the season of fasting. President Barack Obama…

Left to Boko Haram’s mercy

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | A hundred days after kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls, the Islamic terror group continues to terrorize Christian villages

Nigeria hires U.S. firm to battle Boko Haram PR nightmare

By Andrew Branch
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Nigeria | A car bomb exploded Tuesday at a popular market in a battered northeastern Nigerian city, reducing stalls, goods, and vehicles to piles of rubble. More than…

Midday Roundup: Putin might not invade the rest of Ukraine after all

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Standing down. Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking more steps to ratchet down the tension in eastern Ukraine, asking Parliament on Monday to revoke the…

U.S. lawmakers try to reignite outrage over kidnapped schoolgirls

By Ryan Hill
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Nigeria | WASHINGTON—Last weekend, several members of Congress met a Nigerian woman who was forced to watch as terrorists decapitated her husband. The murderers then…

Schoolgirls still missing as spotlight fades

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Despite ongoing Boko Haram threat, other students try to return to school

Boko Haram strengthens as Nigerian government dithers

By J.C. Derrick
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Nigeria | WASHINGTON—The Nigerian police and military have yet to interview the schoolgirls who escaped Boko Haram militants, two months after the terrorist group…

Globe Trot: Militants continue their march to Baghdad

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: After days of bombing and unrest, al-Qaeda linked militants successfully took over Mosul—Iraq’s second largest city—forcing about a half million…

Globe Trot: Remembering ‘democracy’s beachhead’

By Mindy Belz
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International | D-DAY: Stunning color images of the invasion of Normandy capture the before and after of the Allied assault 70 years ago. And watch 93-year-old veteran Jim…

Boko Haram kills 200 in three village attacks

By Mindy Belz
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Nigeria | Militants dressed as soldiers told victims they were there to ‘protect’ them

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