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UN Committee Considers Sanctions Against Boko Haram

The United Nations could impose sanctions Thursday on the Nigeria-based Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for thousands of deaths since launching an uprising against the government in 2009.   Nigeria has asked a Security Council committee to add Boko Haram to the list of al-Qaida-linked entities that are subject to asset freezes, travel bans and an arms embargo.   If there is no objection among the 15-member committee, Boko Haram will join the 62 other groups and...

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