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Nigeria's Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, which rules a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, according to a video posted online Saturday. "We announce our allegiance to the Caliph ... and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity,'' read an English-language translation of the video broadcast in Arabic that purported to be from the Nigerian militant group. The pledge of allegiance was attributed...

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