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Three killed as suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

Kano - At least four suicide bomb blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials said.

Boko Haram splinter group head charged with foreign kidnappings, murders

Abuja - The leader of Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru appeared in court in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday charged with the abduction and murder of 10 foreigners.

UN Security Council shines light on Lake Chad crisis

Yaound - UN Security Council envoys on Friday vowed to turn the spotlight on a "neglected crisis" as they began a mission to the Lake Chad region, where hunger, poverty and a Boko Haram insurgency have triggered a major humanitarian emergency.

Multiple blasts rock Nigerian city: emergency service

Maiduguri - Multiple explosions rocked the outskirts of Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri early Friday, killing three suicide bombers, the emergency service and police said.

Logistics nightmare: helping the Boko Haram displaced

Yal - Not a single car remains in the town of Dikwa in northeast Nigeria and there's no way to communicate to the outside world, as all the telephone lines have been blown up.

Nigeria revises death toll from botched air strike to 112

Maiduguri - Nigeria's army on Thursday said 112 people were killed in an air strike that hit civilians and aid workers rather than Boko Haram militants.

Pregnant and abandoned by soldiers in NE Nigeria

Kano - Ummi Hassan sat on the trunk of a felled tree, her eyes fixed on her bulging belly. She was just weeks away from giving birth but tears rolled down her cheeks.

Chechen leader says 3 jihadists, 2 police killed in shoot-out

Moscow - Three Islamic insurgents and two policemen were killed in a shoot-out following an attack on police in Russia's Chechnya region, strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov said Monday.

Nigeria botched air strike 'may have killed up to 236 people'

Kano - As many as 236 people may have been killed in the botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for civilians displaced by the unrest, a local official told AFP on Saturday.

Death toll now 90 in Nigeria air strike, could reach 170

Kano - The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders said on Friday.

Nigeria plans inquiry into botched air strike that killed 70

Maiduguri - Nigeria on Thursday gave details of a formal probe into a botched air strike that killed at least 70 people, as aid workers feared the bloodshed could affect vital humanitarian programmes.

Death toll in botched Nigeria air strike soars to 70

Maiduguri - The death toll from a botched air strike on Boko Haram fighters in northeast Nigeria rose to 70 on Wednesday, as aid agencies indicated more could die without urgent treatment.

Air strike on displaced camp in Nigeria 'kills 52'

Kano - At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.

Germany's Islamist scene growing: security chief

Berlin - Germany's domestic security chief warned Sunday that the country's radical Islamist scene is not only growing, but becoming more decentralised, posing greater challenges to surveillance operations.

Boko Haram leader in new video says group safe, not crushed

Kano - Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a new video on Thursday to dispute a claim that the jihadist group had been routed from its Sambisa Forest stronghold."We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere.

Fears over Germany's growing jihadist scene

Berlin - Berlin's Christmas market truck rampage was the deadly jihadist attack Germany had long feared, as security services have warned of the growth of a shadowy Islamist scene.

Maiduguri overwhelmed by victims of Boko Haram insurgency

Maiduguri - Ali Bukar didn't know anyone when he arrived in Maiduguri with 43 people in tow and not a coin in his pocket.

No way home for victims of Boko Haram

- Seen from above in a helicopter, the straight white walls of Ngala camp in northeast Nigeria carve a misshapen star out of the dry brown scrub.

Nigeria suicide attacks toll reaches 45: emergency service

Kano - Two female suicide bombers on Friday killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeast, the emergency service saidThe army had earlier put the death toll at 30.

Belgium frees suspected Jewish museum attack accomplice

Brussels - The Belgian authorities have freed on bail a Frenchman suspected of helping in the May 2014 attack at the Brussels Jewish Museum, which left four people dead, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Boko Haram stages three suicide attacks in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Boko Haram Islamists staged three suicide attacks in Nigeria's restive northeast on Friday, leaving four attackers and two civilian vigilantes dead, police said.

Nigeria rescues Chibok schoolgirl near Cameroon border

Kano - Nigerian troops on Saturday rescued another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram Islamists, in an operation near the border with Cameroon, a spokesman said.

Belgian attacks response raises rights concerns: HRW

Brussels - Belgium risks alienating Muslim communities through its "sometimes abusive" response to the Brussels and Paris terror attacks, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday.

Nigeria's Buhari meets Chibok girls

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met the 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram last week, pledging to "redouble" his efforts to rescue those still being held.

Chibok schoolgirls reunited with families

Abuja - Twenty-one of the over 200 missing Chibok schoolgirls freed after being held by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists for more than two years on Sunday spoke of their ordeal as they were reunited with their families.

Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls, more than two years missing

Lagos - Here is a snapshot of key events since the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram jihadists from the remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria more than two years ago.

Boko Haram frees 21 Chibok girls, raising hope for others

Kano - Jihadist group Boko Haram has freed 21 of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped more than two years ago, raising hopes for the release of the others, officials said Thursday.

Eight killed by suspected female suicide bomber in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Eight people were killed Wednesday in northeast Nigeria when a suspected female suicide bomber detonated her explosives near a camp housing displaced people, officials said.

IS recruits more educated than average: World Bank study

Washington - Recruits into the Islamic State group are better educated than their average countryman, contrary to popular belief, according to a new World Bank study.

Spanish court jails ex-Guantanamo inmate

Madrid - A Spanish court jailed a former Guantanamo Bay inmate for 11 and a half years Wednesday after convicting him of leading a recruitment cell that sent jihadists to fight in Syria.
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
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Islamists supported by Turkey execute Armenian Christians near Kessab, Syria in April, 2014, echoing the Armenian Genocide
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration in front of riot police at the main gate of the university around Al Nahda square in Cairo November 24, 2013, to commemorate the passing of 100 days since security forces cleared the vigils in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares
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Gunmen kill at least 120 in attacks claimed by IS group
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military during a demonstration in front of the university in Cairo
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Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive information from officials on May 5, 2014
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Students of Cairo University  who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian Presi...
Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry
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