| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:27 PM
The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram on Monday threatened neighboring countries Niger and Chad, warning the fighters were prepared to carry out suicide bombings in the countries sending troops to help fight the militants.
The warning came as...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 3:58 PM
Nigeria's military Saturday repelled an attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram Islamic extremists who, as they retreated, warned residents not to participate in the country's elections in March.
Two air force jets joined soldiers in attacking the...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:11 AM
Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a village on the shore of Lake Chad early Friday, marking the first such violence against the neighbor contributing the most military might to the regional fight against the Nigeria-based terror group.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:35 PM
When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born.
Some 10 months later,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Fears rose Friday that the Ebola virus may have spread as Nigerian authorities said they have quarantined two people who may have the disease and have another 69 under observation.
With fears the disease may get a toehold in Nigeria’s most...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:59 PM
A longtime Egyptian militant with ties to Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden admitted in federal court Friday that he had links to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, a surprise guilty plea that the judge sharply questioned because it reduces his prison...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Bosnia-Herzegovina was eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday after suffering a 1-0 loss to Nigeria at the Arena Pantanal.
The defeat did not come without controversy as Bosnia saw a legitimate goal pulled back halfway through the opening period...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The 2014 World Cup officially gets underway Thursday in Brazil when the host country takes on Croatia at 1 p.m. PDT on ESPN.
But what about the rest of the games? Are you trying to plan your days so you can watch all the matches? Below is the entire...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The country will get one last look Saturday at the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.
The friendly against Nigeria, though, is far from a final dress rehearsal.
The U.S. will look to show improvement from its first two send-off...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup.
Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday, and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The sport known as football almost everywhere beyond our borders bears few similarities to the USA's heavily padded version. Here is one timely likeness: The roll call of ailing players scratched from the tournament is long enough to resemble the NFL...