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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm ET on CNN.

May 6th, 2014
07:39 PM ET

U.S. offering help for kidnapped girls

CNN's Isha Sesay has the latest developments in the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria, including new assistance offered by the United States.

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Filed under: Boko Haram • International affairs • Isha Sesay • Nigeria • Terror
May 6th, 2014
06:59 PM ET

Obama: 'This is a terrible situation'

President Obama speaks out about Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist organization claiming responsibility for kidnapping more than 270 schoolgirls in Nigeria and threatening to sell them.

RELATED: Extremists groups on rise across Africa


Filed under: Boko Haram • International affairs • Nigeria • President Obama
May 6th, 2014
06:44 PM ET

Extremist terrorist groups growing in Africa

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at rising extremist groups, especially al Qaeda affiliates and Nigeria-based Boko Haram, that are taking over regions of Africa.


Filed under: Africa • al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Boko Haram • International affairs