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Kerry says US support to Iraq will be "intense and sustained"

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:37

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that US support for Iraqi security forces will be "intense and sustained" to help them combat an Islamist insurgency that has swept through the country`s north and west.

Barack Obama does not rule out air strikes against Iraq insurgents

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 05:19

The United States is not ruling out air strikes to assist the Iraqi government fight a growing radical Islamist insurgency, President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

Boko Haram exploits Nigeria`s slow military decline

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 18:41

Two decades ago Nigeria`s military was seen as a force for stability across West Africa. Now it struggles to keep security within its own borders as an Islamist insurgency in the northeast kills thousands.

West African leaders gathering for Mali summit

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10:02

In an attempt to control deepening crisis in Mali, African leaders are to meet in Ivory Coast to plan proper military action.