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Vice President Hamid Ansari embarks on 5-day visit to Nigeria, Mali

 Hamid Ansari today left on a five-day visit to Nigeria and Mali, where he will hold bilateral talks with the leadership of the two West African nations besides participating in a number of events.

Starving to death: Boko Haram`s food crisis in Nigeria

Doctors crowded around Abdullahi. One squeezed a drip and another prepared a plastic syringe. The young boy didn`t move. Only the shallow rise and fall of his chest indicated he was still alive.

14 killed, three soldiers wounded in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

Two suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria have left up to 14 people dead and three soldiers wounded, the army and local residents said on Monday.

Nigerian Air Force says kills top Boko Haram militants, leader believed wounded

Nigeria’s Air Force said it had killed some senior Boko Haram militants and believed it had fatally wounded the group`s leader in a raid on the Islamists` northeast heartland.

John Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

John Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism

Secretary of State John Kerry is arriving in Africa on Monday for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism.

16 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria

The Army spokesperson said that the troops will continue to intensify vigilance.

Boko Haram releases new video of alleged Chibok girls

Boko Haram releases new video of alleged Chibok girls

Boko Haram on Sunday released a video of the girls allegedly kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014, showing some who are still alive and claiming others died in air strikes.

Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar takes Brazil closer to Germany rematch

Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar takes Brazil closer to Germany rematch

Germany remained on course for a mouthwatering rematch with Brazil in next Saturday's final, two years on from their 7-1 thrashing of the hosts at the 2014 World Cup, by disposing of Portugal 4-0 in Brasilia.

Islamic State group announces new Boko Haram leader

Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists have a new leader who is threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians.

Nigerian inquiry says army killed 348 Shiites in northern city

Nigeria's army killed 349 people from the minority Shiite Muslim sect last December in a series of clashes for which troops involved should be prosecuted, a judicial inquiry has concluded in a report.

Gurdip Singh's wife appeals for his safe return

The wife of Indian national Gurdip Singh, who was to be executed over drug charges last night in Indonesia on Friday said that she spoke to him twice this morning and he has been sent back to jail.

Nigeria 'talking to' oil rebels: Buhari

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said the government was in talks with oil rebels whose attacks have hit production, as the head of the state-run energy firm laid bare damage to the sector.

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

Two abducted Indians released in Nigeria

Two Indians, abducted last month from Benue state of Nigeria, were released on Saturday, the External Affairs Ministry said here.

Food crisis in northeast Nigeria like Darfur, South Sudan: UN

Food crisis in northeast Nigeria like Darfur, South Sudan: UN

Urgent funding is needed to keep thousands of people alive in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria, the UN said Monday, stressing that the situation borders on famine and compares to crises in Darfur and South Sudan.

Making all efforts for release of abducted Indians in Nigeria: Swaraj

Making all efforts for release of abducted Indians in Nigeria: Swaraj

Swaraj said all efforts were being made to secure the release of the two Indians abducted in Nigeria.

Visakhapatnam engineer among two Indians kidnapped in Nigeria, complaint lodged

Visakhapatnam engineer among two Indians kidnapped in Nigeria, complaint lodged

Mangipudi Sai Srinivas, who hails from Visakhapatnam, and his colleague Anish Sharma were kidnapped on Wednesday.

Would-be suicide bombers target mosque in Nigeria

Boko Haram has repeatedly used suicide bombers against civilian "soft" targets.

Boko Haram fracturing over Islamic State ties, US general warns

Waldauser noted Shekau`s local focus and voiced concern about whether a splinter group might act more in concert with Islamic State`s transregional ambitions.

Boko Haram kill 24 in northeastern Nigeria: community leader

Twenty-four people were killed when Boko Haram fighters opened fire on mourners, a local community leader said today, in the second attack in northeast Nigeria this week after a relative lull.