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  • How to help Nigerians defeat Boko Haram

    How to help Nigerians defeat Boko Haram
    Satellite images showing the catastrophic devastation of two Nigerian towns by Boko Haram put the Islamist militant group back in the news Thursday. “One town, Doron Baga, has been almost wiped off the map, with about 3,100 houses burned down, while 620 houses were set afire in nearby Baga,” reports the Los Angeles Times’ Robyn Dixon. The attack, said Amnesty International spokesman Daniel Eyre, “represents a deliberate attack on civilians whose homes, clinics and schools are now burnt-out ruins.”
  • Ignoring the slaughter in Nigeria

    Ignoring the slaughter in Nigeria
    Why should the world care about Nigeria more than its own president does? That sounds harsh, but it expresses a painful truth. Muslim terrorists killed 17 people in Paris earlier this month after storming the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. At the...

    New king in town: Saudi Arabia's Salman reshapes policy team rapidly, but reform plans unclear

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch isn't wasting time. Since assuming the throne Jan. 23, King Salman has elevated some of his closest relatives and sidelined previous power-brokers, tightened decision-making and promised lavish payouts designed to win early...

    Ukraine truce sought as use of cluster bombs reported

    KIEV, Ukraine The fighting parties in Ukraine should cease fire for three days to allow the evacuation of civilians from a crossroad town, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said as it also reported that two people were killed in a...

    Legal expert quits panel investigating possible war crimes in Gaza

    Legal expert quits panel investigating possible war crimes in Gaza
    Facing Israeli charges of bias, international legal expert William Schabas resigned as head of a United Nations panel investigating allegations of war crimes during last summer's conflict in the Gaza Strip. The move came before an examination of Israeli...