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16 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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How Boko Haram Uses Female Suicide Bombers To Terrorize Nigeria

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic making headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Elizabeth Pearson about Boko Haram's use of female suicide bombers. Last Sunday, a small girl strapped with explosives killed herself and five others at a market in Potiskum, a town in northeast Nigeria. Witnesses said the girl looked ...

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FEB 22, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Hadi, once-quiet leader of Yemen, strikes newly defiant pose

CAIRO (AP) — Virtually powerless for months, Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi looked ready to leave the country after fleeing Shiite rebels who seized the capital in September and held him captive in his own home for weeks. Hadi's sudden resurgence after years of quiet rule raises fears that Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country, only united in ...

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FEB 21, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Yemen's Houthi militia kills protester

Yemen's feuding political parties agreed on Friday to create a transitional council to help govern the country and allow a government to continue operating with input from rival factions after the effective Houthi takeover. Western countries are worried that unrest in Yemen could create opportunities for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to plot more attacks against international targets. ...

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FEB 18, 2015 - Huffington Post

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U.S. Allows Sales Of Armed Drones To Allies With Clean Human Rights Records

WASHINGTON -- A day after the State Department loosened restrictions on the sale of armed drones to foreign allies, the risks posed by targeted killings again became apparent. Lebanese television reported Wednesday that 15 civilians were killed after U.S. airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq accidentally hit a mosque in Haditha. The Pentagon, which has admitted it doesn't track ...

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FEB 13, 2015 - New Statesman

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What has happened to the fight against Somalia’s al-Shabab?

The situation is murky, but it is certain that al-Shabab remains undefeated and is still a real threat, not just to Somalia, but to the region as a whole. Somali security forces keep vigil during the funeral of assassinated MP Abdullahi Qayad Barre in Mogadishu in February 2015. Photo: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images News on Somalia has gone strangely quiet in ...

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