World Bulletin / News Desk
Nigerian security forces killed 20 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Sunday in a raid in the country's northeast, a security officer said.
One soldier was also killed in the shootout in Maiduguri, the capital of the Borno state, the officer said.
Security forces had intelligence that some members of the group were holding a gathering at a location in Maiduguri, said Colonel Victor Ebhaleme, field operations officer of the military and police mixed Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno.
Boko Haram did not comment and it was not possible to independently confirm the report.
Nigeria is a country of more than 160 million split roughly equally between Muslims and Christians.
The march passed through the city's main streets to the memorial of John Garang, widely considered a founding father of the nascent nation.
The military wing of Palestinian resistance group Hamas vowed to take action against whoever threatened Hamas
Akbar Imin was detained in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, on January 15, the same day that prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti was held by police in Beijing
In the port of Sevastopol, Russian soldiers disarmed servicemen at a Ukrainian army missile base, a Ukrainian military spokesman in Crimea said.
The government said the navy and pro-government militias had dispatched boats to stop the tanker from getting out. The rebels said any attack on the vessel would be "a declaration of war
The raid on the home of former Rwandan army chief General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, who was not there at the time, has sparked a diplomatic row between South Africa and Rwanda
Syrian forces are committing war crimes by using "starvation of civilians as a weapon of war," said a report by the the human rights group Amnesty International.
Sudanese embassy in Amman denied media reports that al-Bashir had been denied entry into Jordan for medical treatment.
The government of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has offered the Taliban a "political" office in Peshawar
A new elections law, signed by interim President Adly Mansour on Saturday, steels all decisions issued by Egypt's election commission against possible appeal
The head of a United Nations commission of inquiry into violence in Central African Republic said he hoped to head off the prospect of a campaign of genocide
The Second Thomas Shoal, a strategic gateway to Reed Bank, believed to be rich in oil and natural gas, is one of several possible flashpoints in the South China Sea
Under New Zealand's German-style proportional voting system, brought in 1996, the biggest party has always needed the support of minor parties to govern
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian at a crossing point between Jordan and the occupied West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian security officials said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said it was too early to know what may have caused the plane to vanish but that family of the passengers deserved an explanation as soon as possible.
Mohammed Mafarja, 19, pleaded guilty in December to charges that included attempted murder