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Midday Roundup: ISIS executes Norwegian, Chinese hostages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Raging on. Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) said today it has killed two captives, one Norwegian and one Chinese, after not receiving ransoms for the two…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram behind two bombings in northern Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Twin bomb blasts have killed at least 17 in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and headquarters of Boko Haram. Another blast is reported this hour…

Midday Roundup: Toddler killed in West Bank firebombing

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | A life too short. A firebomb in a West Bank home overnight killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy and severely burned members of his family. Both Palestinians…

Constant targets

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | In central and northern Nigeria, defenseless Christians learn to cope with the threats and trauma from enemies visible and invisible

Boko Haram ends Ramadan with more killings

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | As Ramadan, the Muslim season of fasting, ends today with the Friday Eid-al-Fitr celebration, two northeastern Nigerian towns mourn the death of at least 62…

Out of the ashes

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | In Christian communities ravaged by Boko Haram militants, churches find new life among the ruins

Boko Haram attacks continue despite recent arrests

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | The latest attack by the insurgent group Boko Haram left nearly 100 Muslims dead Wednesday night. A local government official said the militant Nigerian…

Nigerian Christians show us how to face persecution

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | The U.S. Supreme Court’s calamitous approval of same-sex marriage came the morning after I returned from the calamitous corners of war-torn northeastern…

African nations band together to defeat Boko Haram

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | WASHINGTON African countries will not defeat Boko Haram terrorists unless they work together, experts at a Wilson Center forum in Washington, D.C., said…

Nigerian court dismisses murder case against child bride

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Wasila Tasi’u, 15, appeared Monday in a Nigerian court wearing a full-face veil. The case against her: murdering her husband with rat poison. Tasi’u’s…

Nigerian military caught in war crime allegations

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Northern Nigeria remains in the state of unrest that began with the onset of Boko Haram in 2009. The Islamic extremist group, whose name means “western…

Nigerian bankers arrested in corruption crack-down

Nigerian bankers arrested in corruption crack-down

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Nigeria | The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) arrested 21 bankers for stealing defaced currency worth more than six billion naira, more than $33…

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