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Troubling ties

By Mindy Belz & J.C. Derrick
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Nigeria | Under the Clinton State Department, influence from big money donors appeared to thwart efforts to combat Boko Haram—efforts that might have saved thousands…

Midday Roundup: Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray’s death

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Officer exonerated. A judge today acquitted Baltimore police officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray, who died in April 2015 from injuries he…

Rescued Boko Haram captives give hope to waiting families

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | The recent recovery of two abducted girls from the clutches of the Islamist group Boko Haram prompted rejoicing and gave hope to grieving families still…

A weakening Boko Haram reaches out to ISIS

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | The multinational forces combating Boko Haram’s insurgency have arrested five of the group’s leaders and freed several women and children, Cameroon’s…

Somali forces raid al-Shabaab, Islamic State bases

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | A Somali commando unit on Wednesday killed at least 15 suspected Islamist fighters in its second crackdown in two days on al-Shabaab bases. The military…

Can U.S. do more to aid Boko Haram’s victims?

By Evan Wilt
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Terrorism | Former lawmaker Frank Wolf urges Congress to create a special envoy position to coordinate humanitarian efforts in Nigeria

Nearly 50 dead in attacks on Congolese Christian community

By Onize Ohikere
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Persecution | Local authorities suspect a Ugandan Islamic terror group has killed nearly 50 people within the past week in the predominantly Christian eastern region of the…

After campaign, Rubio works to influence Mideast policy

By Evan Wilt
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Politics | WASHINGTON—After ending his White House campaign, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., trekked to the Middle East in search of steps the United States can take to…

Kenya plans to close refugee camps over terror fears

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | International aid groups are blasting the Kenyan government for planning to shut down two refugee camps, including one of the world’s largest, without an…

Kenyan officials claim they foiled an anthrax terror attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Kenyan police on Tuesday said they disrupted a plot by an ISIS-linked terror cell to launch a biological attack using anthrax. But critics are skeptical of…

Midday Roundup: Police arrest 20 protesters at Trump rally in California

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Pulling no punches. Protesters clashed with police and Donald Trump supporters outside a campaign rally in Orange County, Calif. People in the crowd outside…

Conflict with Kurds in Turkey complicates fight against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

By Onize Ohikere
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ISIS | A Turkish parliamentary committee began debate Thursday on a proposal by the ruling party to revoke immunity for lawmakers. If eventually approved, the…

 
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