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  • Leaders: US, UK will 'not be cowed' by militants Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:47 AM

    NEWPORT, Wales - Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday that their nations will "not be cowed" by extremists who have killed two American journalists. "We will be more forthright in the defense of our values,... more »
  • Abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

    July 7, 2014 4:57 AM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped. Nigerian security forces and federal government officials had denied reports of another mass abduction from three villages in the northeast on June 22. Small-scale kidnappings by Boko Haram extremists had been going... more »
  • More women and boys abducted in Nigeria

    June 24, 2014 4:01 AM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria. Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria's government and military have been widely criticized for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped... more »
  • Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq Play Video

    June 23, 2014 2:10 AM

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq, where a nation that saw the departure of American troops just three years ago now faces threat of a civil war. Kerry's scheduled to meet Monday with Iraq's Shiite prime minister and top Sunni and Kurdish leaders.... more »
  • Another extremist attack in Kenya: 9 dead

    June 17, 2014 2:31 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A police official says extremists killed nine people overnight in the Kenyan coastal area where a swarm of attackers carried out a slaughter on Sunday night. Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said Tuesday that al-Shabab militants attacked Majembeni village. The Somali militant group also claimed responsibility for the... more »
  • 2 kidnapped Nigerian girls reported dead

    May 6, 2014 10:21 AM

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Three weeks after Islamic militants kidnapped more than 300 girls from a school dormitory in Nigeria, 276 remain missing. An intermediary who is in communication with their captors says at least two of the girls have died of snakebite and about 20 are ill. The extremist group... more »
  • Nigerian extremist threatens to sell kidnapped girls

    May 5, 2014 12:48 PM

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell hundreds of teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast of the country three weeks ago. Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, in a video received by The... more »
  • Sources: Bombing suspects not tied to terror groups

    April 23, 2013 10:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two U.S. officials say slain Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda in the run-up to last week's marathon attacks that killed three people and wounded 180. Authorities believe neither Tamerlan nor his younger brother Dzhokhar had links to terror... more »
  • US declaring Syrian rebel group as terrorist body

    December 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is declaring a Syrian rebel group with alleged ties to al-Qaida as a terrorist organization. It's an effort to blunt the influence of extremists as the U.S. steps up cooperation with the Syrian opposition. The State Department's action blocks Jabhat al-Nusra's assets in the U.S.... more »

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