Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau delivering a speech at an undisclosed location in a video obtained by AFP on Aug. 24, 2014.

Boko Haram Is Becoming 'More Brutal' Due to ISIS Ties, Says Christian Group

Nigerian terror group Boko Haram is strengthening and increasing the brutality of its actions as a result of its growing connection with ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, the Executive Director of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans has said. He also strongly urged President Barack Obama to add Boko Haram to the U.S.'s global anti-terror strategy.


Syrian Rebel Groups Alleged to Have Reached a Ceasefire With ISIS in Damascus

Although a group closely monitoring the Syrian civil war claimed last Friday that moderate and Islamist Syrian rebels near Damascus agreed upon a ceasefire with Islamic State militants, a Syrian National Coalition official said Saturday that no such truce has been reached between ISIS and U.S.-vetted rebel forces.

U.S. Secretary of States John Kerry

26 World Leaders Pledge to Stop ISIS as US Launches New Airstrikes in Iraq

Twenty-six foreign ministers pledged that their countries will do everything necessary to stop terror group ISIS during a major summit in Paris on Monday. The meeting came as the U.S. launched its first airstrikes in Iraq since President Barack Obama's announcement last week the expansion of operations.