Last US Islamic State Hostage Kayla Mueller Confirmed Dead

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The US has confirmed the death of aid worker Kayla Mueller, the last American hostage known to be held by Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. Her family said they were “heartbroken” to learn the news, and released a letter written during her captivity.

Is The Beef Between Nigeria & U.S. Hindering Fight Against Boko Haram? [Must Read]

Relations between American military trainers and specialists advising the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram are so strained that the Pentagon often bypasses the Nigerians altogether, choosing to work instead with security officials in the neighboring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger, according to defense officials and diplomats.