Following the UN’s designation of Nigeria’s Boko Haram on 23 May 2014, responsible for the abduction of over 270 girls from a school in northern Nigeria, and pursuant to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 583/2014 of 28 May 2014, the EU added the group to its list of persons, groups and entities associated with Al-Qaida and thus subject to an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002.

As a result of the same Implementing Regulation, the Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, also linked to Al-Qaida and operational in Syria, has been relisted; the group was previously listed as an alias to Al-Qaida in Iraq but has now been separately designated. In addition, Wali Ur Rehman, allegedly part of the Pakistani Taliban, has now been delisted, having been removed from the UN Al-Qaida List on 29 April.

Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 (PDF)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 583/2014 (PDF)