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  • At least 107 dead as crane crashes into Masjidul Haram

    MAKKAH: A massive construction crane crashed into Makkah's Grand Mosque in stormy weather Friday, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, less than a fortnight before the Haj pilgrimage starts...

    According to the Saudi civil defence authority around 238 people were injured in the incident and they are currently being treated in the nearby hospitals
  • Boko Haram has kidnapped 2000 women in a year: Amnesty

    WASHINGTON: The Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram has abducted 2,000 women and girls since early 2014, Amnesty International reported on Tuesday...

    It’s been a year since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria, causing worldwide condemnation of their activities...

  • 400 killed in Boko Haram attacks since April: Amnesty

    A spurt in attacks by Boko Haram Islamists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, Amnesty said on Tuesday...

    “Boko Haram is once again committing war crimes on a huge scale, exemplified by the depravity of forcing young girls to carry explosives with the sole intention of killing as many people as they possibly can,” said Alioune Tine, Amnesty International's...

  • Niger army fights Boko Haram for Lake Chad island

    NIAMEY: Niger’s army is fighting to recapture an island in Lake Chad after it was seized by hundreds of Boko Haram militants aboard motorised canoes, army sources said on Sunday...

    Boko Haram, hardline Islamists who want to establish a caliphate in the region, attacked the island of Karamga at dawn on Saturday, their second attempt to capture it since February, army and government sources said...

  • Boko Haram gunmen kill 21 in Nigeria

    KANO: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead 21 people in northeast Nigeria who were trying to return home to recover abandoned food supplies, a local official and a victim’s relative said on Monday...

    “The men, 21 of them, were stopped at Bultaram (village) by gunmen we believe are Boko Haram who shot them dead,” said Baba Nuhu, an official with the Gujba local government in Yobe state...

  • Boko Haram slits throats of 12 in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI: Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a military source and a witness said on Friday...

    The town of Gwoza, in mountainous terrain, was one of the last places to fall, on March 27, and there remain pockets of Boko Haram activity in the area, security sources say...

  • Nigeria trying to identify 300 girls, women rescued from Boko Haram

    ABUJA: Nigeria was seeking to identify on Wednesday nearly 300 women and girls rescued from Boko Haram, raising hopes they might include schoolgirls seized in a high-profile kidnapping last year...

    Also read: Boko Haram has kidnapped 2000 women in a year: AmnestyBut Nigeria’s defence ministry spokesman urged caution, saying it was too early to tell and all those released from camps in the militants’ Sambisa Forest stronghold were...

  • Boko Haram retakes Nigerian border town

    MAIDUGURI: Boko Haram fighters seized back the border town of Marte in northeastern Nigeria and attacked outlying villages on Friday, weeks after the military said it had contained the Islamic extremists in a forest stronghold, an official said...

    Twenty civilians were killed by the military cannon fire, according to Muhammad Gava, a spokesman for a civilian defense group that fights Boko Haram...

  • Bombs found at Boko Haram camp go off, kill 63

    BAUCHI: A large sack of home-made bombs discovered at an abandoned Boko Haram camp exploded, killing 63 people, witnesses said on Wednesday of a toll many times higher than in any recent attack in northeast Nigeria...

    Boko Haram took control of a large swath of northeast Nigeria until a multinational force this year forced them out of towns and villages...

  • Of Boko Haram and Hindutva

    The difference is that groups like Boko Haram are dismantling what is otherwise the best in their civilisation, from outside the system...

    The fact is that churches were burnt, nuns raped and an Australian missionary roasted alive with his two sons by a Hindutva mob in Orissa way before Boko Haram could spell ‘Christian’...

  • Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead in Nigeria

    At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, after Boko Haram launched the deadliest attack in months on the northeast Nigeria city that is the birthplace of the extremist group, police said Thursday...

    Nigeria late last year declared that Boko Haram had been crushed but attacks continue, often with young women strapped into explosives for suicide attacks...

  • Boko Haram ambush death toll hits 69

    KANO: At least 69 people died in a Boko Haram ambush of an oil exploration team in north-east Nigeria, as three men kidnapped by the jihadists made a video appeal...

    Experts said the attack — Boko Haram’s bloodiest this year — underscored the persistent threat it poses, despite government claims the group is a spent force...

  • Niger soldier among four killed in Boko Haram prison attack

    NIAMEY: A soldier and three Boko Haram members died early on Sunday when the militants raided a prison in southeastern Niger in a likely bid to free detained colleagues, humanitarian and government sources said...

    “They killed a captain of the prison guard and three of the attackers died,” the source said, adding that they “came on foot” and were probably trying to free some Boko Haram members held in the prison...

  • Boko Haram suspected after blasts in Abuja suburbs

    ABUJA: Two bomb blasts ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja on Friday, including one target hit twice before by Boko Haram, after separate strikes in the northeast that killed at least 21...

    Its prison is reportedly holding dozens of Boko Haram prisoners captured by troops...

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