Reports: US to Name Boko Haram as Terrorist Organization

The U.S. State Department is reportedly set to name the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization.
U.S. media reports say the designation will be made Wednesday, as a U.S. Congressional subcommittee holds a hearing on the threat posed by the group, which is blamed for thousands of deaths in northern Nigeria.
Before the meeting, committee chairman Christopher Smith said Boko Haram fits the definition of a terrorist group and should be designated as…