African leaders agree to 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram Boko Haram is increasing its attacks as Nigeria prepares for Feb 14 elections. Thousands have been killed in the 5-year insurgency.
Egyptian court lists Hamas armed wing as terrorist organization "The court ruled to ban the Qassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group," said the judge of the special Cairo court.
Sergio Mattarella elected as new Italian President The result, confirmed on a third day of voting, will be seen as a boost for PM Matteo Renzi, who nominated Mattarella.
Japan says situation with IS-held captives deadlocked Abe has repeatedly said Japan would not give in to terrorism and would keep cooperating with the international community.