Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

BC-ML–Egypt,1st Ld-Writethru Nov 24, 2017 11:26PM (GMT 05:26) – 1170 words By BRIAN ROHAN and SAMY MAGDY ,  Associated Press Eds: With AP Photos. CAIRO (AP) — In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape […]

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of medical treatment in London. “Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed […]