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Boko Haram ‘Take Hundreds Hostage’ in raid on Borno Town

The Boko Haram Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group have taken hundreds of hostages in a town in northeast Nigeria, locals and militia sources said Wednesday. According to the reports by AFP, the militants from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), an offshoot of Boko Haram terrorists, overran Kukawa in

Terror Groups are Adapting and Spreading, US Report Warns

By Jeff Seldin Major victories against terror groups such as the Islamic State and al-Qaida have so far failed to stem their spread across the world, part of a worrisome trend identified in a new U.S. government report on terrorism.  The State Department’s annual terror assessment, released Wednesday, hailed “major strides” in Washington’s ongoing effort to

Will the ‘War on Terror’ Ever End?

By Frank Gardner Last weekend's deadly knife attack in Reading, west of London, has been an uncomfortable reminder that the threat of terrorism has not gone away. But what about the so-called War on Terror, as declared by US President George W Bush in 2001? Is it still going on? And