Ibrahim Sodiq Olawale

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U.S. makes first Islamic State airstrike in Iraq

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military on Monday said it conducted its first airstrike in Iraq as part of an expanded mission announced last week by President …

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram sentenced to death for mutiny

Military tribunal finds 12 soldiers guilty of revolt and attempted murder of commanding officer after an ambush by insurgents<p>Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamist insurgency in north-east Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer.<p>…

U.S. ramping up Ebola effort as Obama heads to CDC

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria.<p>On Tuesday Obama will announce significant new U.S. efforts to combat …

Ukraine cease-fire in peril; Merkel urges Putin to respect it

Six civilians and an unknown number of fighters were killed in artillery barrages in violation of a 10-day-old cease-fire in Ukraine, spokesmen for both government and pro-Russia separatist forces said Monday in accusing each other of waging the attacks.<p>Heavy shelling of suburban neighborhoods of …

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Thailand deaths: Police focus on immigrant workers

Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but have ruled out other British tourists.<p>David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found dead on a beach in Koh Tao on Monday, having suffered serious injuries.<p>Police said they were …