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Obama: U.S. Can’t ‘Play Whack-A-Mole’ With Militant Groups

Due to their extreme ideology, President Barack Obama explained Sunday that the Sunni militants who have taken over parts of northern Iraq pose a “medium-and long- term threat” to the U.S.

06/22/2014

Cameroon fighters patrol the border with Nigeria, ready to respond to any attacks by Boko Haram gunmen. (Reinnier KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wearing Disguises, Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Hundreds In Nigeria

Gunmen wore military fatigues to convince townspeople they were Nigerian military, then forced civilians to the city center and started shooting.

06/05/2014

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks at the 68th United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Report: Nigerian President Backs Out Of Deal To Swap Prisoners For Kidnapped Girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly reneged on a deal that was secured to swap Boko Haram prisoners for the nearly 300 girls the terror group kidnapped.

05/27/2014

Deborah Peter, who now lives in the United States, spoke on Capitol Hill about the killing of her family by members of the Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2011. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: 80 U.S. Troops In Chad To Hunt For Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The service members will help with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria.

05/21/2014

A man carries a placard in support of the over 300 schoolgirls being held hostage by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram one month ago. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria Leader Cancels Visit To Town Where Kidnapped Girls Lived

President Goodluck Jonathan cited security concerns; parents of the more than 300 abducted schoolgirls are angry.

05/16/2014

Soldiers walk to block the advancing civil society groups protesting the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum. (credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: Nigerian Government Rules Out Swapping Islamic Militants For Nearly 300 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Nigeria’s government is ruling out an exchange of more than 270 kidnapped schoolgirls for detained Islamic militants, Britain’s top official for Africa said Wednesday.

05/15/2014

A Nigerian man holds a flyer demanding the release of 276 kidnapped schoolgirls in the capital Lagos. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

British, U.S. Experts Join Nigeria’s Search For Kidnapped Girls

British security experts have joined Nigerian and American forces trying to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists.

05/09/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks during the National Council for Behavioral Health's Annual Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report: Clinton’s State Department Refused To List Group That Kidnapped Nearly 300 Teen Girls Terrorists

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria by an Islamic extremist group an “act of terrorism” and accused the Nigerian government on Wednesday of being “somewhat derelict” in protecting its people.

05/08/2014

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Muslim Groups To Condemn Nigeria Kidnappings At National Press Club

Muslim organizations representing the Washington area are calling for the release of nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria.

05/08/2014

Members of civil society groups shout slogans  to protest the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum. (credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We’re Going To Have To Really Tackle’ Islamic Extremist Group That Kidnapped Nearly 300 Teen Girls In Nigeria

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. would do everything possible to help Nigeria find nearly 300 teenage girls missing since they were kidnapped from school three weeks ago by an Islamic extremist group that has threatened to sell them.

05/07/2014

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