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Niger says arrested more than 600 people for Boko Haram links since February

Nigerien soldiers.Niger has detained and charged 643 people since February for their links to the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, Security Minister Hassoumi Massaoudou told parliament.

Captured video appears to show foreign fighters in Nigeria's Boko Haram

An abandoned Boko Haram tank.Video footage found in captured Boko Haram camps by Nigeria's military and seen by Reuters seems to give some of the clearest indication that foreign fighters hold positions of power within the Nigerian Islamist militant group.

Niger revises 2015 budget higher on defence spending

Nigerien soldiers.Niger's parliament on Monday revised the country's 2015 budget to 1,732.4 billion CFA francs ($2.90 billion) from 1,707 billion approved in December, to meet higher defence expenses as its troops battles Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents.

Tunisia official says Moroccan held in Italy got weapons for museum attackers

Tunisian police.The 22-year-old Moroccan man arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement in the March 18 Islamist militant attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum provided the weapons, a Tunisian official told Reuters on Thursday.

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