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‘I’m holding my death certificate’

International | Shiite Muslims fear extermination in Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/06/18, 03:15 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Nigerian security forces last week shot and killed 42 members of a Shiite Islamic movement during a violent crackdown on protests in the nation’s capital. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) staged a religious procession to coincide with a three-day protest demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky.

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International Committee of the Red Cross

Extremist group kills another Nigerian aid worker

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/16/18, 10:19 am

An Islamic State–linked group in northeastern Nigeria on Monday killed another abducted health worker less than 24 hours after the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called for urgent help in securing the midwife’s release. The Islamic State West African Province—a faction of the terror group Boko Haram—abducted 24-year-old Hauwa Mohammed Liman along with another midwife, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, and a nurse, Alice Loksha, from a refugee center in the town of Rann in Borno state last March. The insurgent group said it killed Khorsa last month.

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Humanitarian deal for Syrians breaks down

International | Idlib residents demand protection and the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/21/18, 02:05 pm

SYRIA: A Russia-Turkey brokered deal to create a demilitarized zone inside Idlib, opening a humanitarian corridor for the province’s 3 million residents, has broken down. The Wall Street Journal blames terrorist groups in Idlib, while China’s Xinhua news service reports the Turkish army gave orders to rebels to deny access to a safe corridor.

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