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US slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber

New York police say Ullah set off a pipe bomb in an underground corridor of the subway system that connects Times Square to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at rush hour on Monday morning, injuring himself and three others.

Dec 13, 2017, 07:30 AM IST

White House asks US Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

The White House asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump`s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

Nov 21, 2017, 08:53 AM IST

White House terms court order on travel ban 'dangerously flawed'

The White House on Tuesday termed as "dangerously flawed" a federal court decision to block President Donald Trump`s latest travel ban.

Oct 18, 2017, 05:20 AM IST

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

Oct 14, 2017, 06:07 AM IST

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

Sudan, one of six majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, was removed from the list, leaving eight nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States.


Sep 25, 2017, 06:17 AM IST

French minister promises troops the means to tackle jihadists

The planned G5 Sahel anti-terror force would gather Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger in a 5,000-man joint unit.

Jul 31, 2017, 06:29 AM IST

Chad, Niger forces kill 123 Boko Haram in crackdown: Official

A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons, Niger's Defence Ministry said on Friday.

Oct 01, 2016, 16:00 PM IST

14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations: Niger

Niger`s Army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation`s southeast.

Oct 01, 2016, 00:51 AM IST

Niger, Chad armies kill 38 Boko Haram fighters: Niger Army

Boko Haram has killed thousands of civilians and displaced some 2.4 million people across Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Sep 17, 2016, 15:14 PM IST

Chad bans opposition rallies as Deby`s fifth term begins

Chad has banned opposition rallies planned for this weekend, ahead of Monday`s swearing-in ceremony for President Idriss Deby`s fifth term.

Aug 05, 2016, 02:16 AM IST

Jailed ex-Chad dictator Hissene Habre ordered to compensate victims

Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, sentenced to life in May for crimes against humanity, was ordered Friday to pay what could amount to tens of millions of euros to his thousands of victims.

Jul 30, 2016, 00:17 AM IST

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: Report

An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported Friday.

Jul 23, 2016, 12:01 PM IST

Niger vows to avenge deadly raid by Boko Haram

Twenty six Nigerian and two soldiers were killed in the attack by hundreds of Boko Haram assailants on a military post in Bosso.

Jun 07, 2016, 08:08 AM IST

Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram: UN

Experts said Boko Haram is now trying to spread terror by using children for attacks in crowded markets, mosques and even camps for people fleeing Boko Haram violence.

Apr 12, 2016, 16:58 PM IST

Boko Haram launches fresh deadly attacks in Nigeria, Chad

Dozens of people were feared killed when Boko Haram Islamists armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Sunday.

Jan 31, 2016, 23:15 PM IST

Nigeria police make arrests over Boko Haram `sleeper cells` in Abuja area

 Nigeria`s secret police on Saturday said they had arrested a dozen suspects linked to the discovery of "sleeper cells" operated by Boko Haram Islamists in and around the capital Abuja.

Dec 06, 2015, 03:15 AM IST

Chad decrees state of emergency in Lake Chad region

Chad's government has decreed a state of emergency in the flashpoint Lake Chad region, which also straddles Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger and is frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists.

Nov 10, 2015, 05:19 AM IST

41 killed in Lake Chad blasts blamed on Boko Haram: Govt

Forty-one people were killed in triple explosions in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, blamed on the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, the government said on Sunday.

Oct 11, 2015, 20:36 PM IST

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad

Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad on Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

Aug 29, 2015, 22:12 PM IST

Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.

Aug 28, 2015, 10:36 AM IST