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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
Posted

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
Posted

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
Posted

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

Globe Trot: Germany, France make another bid for peace in Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Germany and France announced a surprise bid to negotiate an end to the conflict in Ukraine, with heads of state Angela Merkel and François Hollande…

Boko Haram ramps up attacks ahead of Nigerian elections

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram intensified attacks in northern Nigeria and in towns on the border with Chad in recent weeks, threatening to derail the…

Christians in Niger return home after violent Muslim rampage

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Persecution | Christians in Niger are beginning to return to their homes after a violent rampage by Islamic extremists. Attackers killed at least 10 people and burned 70…

Terror by the minute

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Islam | Across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East terrorist attacks unfolded seemingly simultaneously in January, a product of bigger, better-financed Islamic…

Globe Trot: Terrorists arrested in Belgium planned Paris-like attack

By Mindy Belz
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International | BELGIUM:Islamist fighters killed and arrested in the town of Verviers today intended a major terrorist attack, according to authorities: “You could say a…

Globe Trot: With all eyes on Paris, Islamic militants unchecked in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | NIGERIA: We have been unable to confirm casualties from a Boko Haram attack on Baga late last week that reportedly killed as many as 2,000 Nigerians. The…

Globe Trot: French unity march masks divisions over terror response

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | FRANCE: More than 1.5 million people marched in Paris yesterday, including at least four heads of state—President François Hollande of France, Chancellor…

Nigeria attack: Too many bodies to count

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Boko Haram’s terror rampage may be one of the deadliest in the Islamist group’s history

 
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