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  • Embassy Row: Twitter trauma

    Nigeria is miffed at U.S. criticism of its president after he pardoned a politician convicted of corruption and of the Nigerian army's response to terrorist attacks in the oil-rich West African nation.


  • **FILE** Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (Associated Press)

    Nigeria president likens nation's unrest to Syria

    Nigeria's president has compared the violence by an Islamist extremist sect in his West African nation to the ongoing civil war in Syria.


  • World Briefs: Gunmen kill general in border attack

    Men fatally shot an Iraqi general Monday, among three people killed and six wounded in nationwide violence, security and medical officials said.


  • Rescue workers search for bodies at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Sniffer dogs hunt for dead after Nigeria plane crash

    Police dogs sniffed for dead bodies Monday in the rubble of buildings destroyed when an airliner crashed into them, killing all 153 aboard, as cranes lifted away heavy pieces of debris in the grisly aftermath of Nigeria's worst air disaster in nearly two decades.


  • Children gather around a scorched police truck after an attack at a police station in Kano, Nigeria, last week. Youths overran the police station in the Sheka neighborhood that morning. (Associated Press)

    U.S. tries to steady oil-rich, but restive Nigeria

    U.S. officials are monitoring developments in Nigeria, where massive protests and a series of bombings by a shadowy Islamist group have rocked the West African nation, a key U.S. oil supplier.


  • Red Cross officials collect bodies from a street in Kano, Nigeria, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, after a bomb blast and gun attacks Friday night. (AP Photo/Salisu Rabiu)

    At least 150 killed in Nigerian attacks

    More than 150 people were killed in a series of coordinated attacks by a radical Islamist sect in north Nigeria's largest city, according to an internal Red Cross document seen Sunday by an Associated Press reporter.


  • Civilians examine the police headquarters bombed by a suicide bomber in Kano, Nigeria, on Sunday. More than 150 people were killed in a series of attacks.

    Islamist sect kills 150 in series of attacks

    More than 150 people were killed in a series of coordinated attacks Friday by a radical Islamist sect in north Nigeria's largest city, according to an internal Red Cross document seen Sunday by an Associated Press reporter.


  • Angry youths protest and shout slogans Jan. 16, 2012, in Lagos, Nigeria. For the first time since protests erupted over spiraling fuel prices, soldiers barricaded key roads in Nigeria's two biggest cities as the president offered a concession to stem demonstrations he said were being stoked by provocateurs seeking anarchy. (Associated Press)

    Nigeria fuel strike ends with soldiers in streets

    Labor unions ended a crippling nationwide strike Monday in Nigeria after the country's president partially restored subsidies that keep gasoline prices low, though it took soldiers deployed in the streets to stop demonstrations in Africa's most populous nation.


  • Onlookers gather around the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Christmas Day in 2011. A radical Muslim sect, Boko Haram, claimed responsibility for the attack and for another bombing near a church in Jos, Nigeria. (Associated Press)

    Islamists intensify Nigeria's divisions

    Boko Haram's insurgency started with robed men on motorcycles killing their enemies one at a time across Nigeria's remote and dusty northeast.


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