In a major blow to Iraqi forces and the US, Islamic State fighters captured the provincial capital of Ramadi over the weekend in fighting that killed about 500 people.
Houthi rebels have agreed to a five-day truce proposed by Saudi Arabia to allow aid into the country. The UN estimates that at least 300,000 Yemenis have been displaced by the fighting.
Texas police killed two gunmen on Sunday after they opened fired outside the exhibit, which was hosted by a prominent anti-Islam group in a Dallas suburb.
Government officials say the calls are 'unacceptable' after all the destruction caused by the Houthi rebel offensive.
Added to the danger of leaky fishing boats and unscrupulous people smugglers for African migrants trying to reach Europe has been the Islamic State, which murdered about 30 Ethiopian migrants, which the group claimed were Christians, on video.
A new report details the misery of civilians caught in the crisis. Tuesday marks one year since the abduction of more than 200 schoolchildren from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria.
Critics are pointing to corruption as a key contributor to gaps in Kenya's security efforts.
In an interview on '60 Minutes,' the Syrian president claimed that IS was expanding and gaining more recruits. He also expressed optimism about 'dialogue' with the US.
Saudi Arabia, looking for soldiers willing to fight on the ground in Yemen, asked Pakistan if it would send troops. So far, that looks unlikely.
Oil revenues are declining and the flow of foreign jihadists may be slowing. Airstrikes in Syria by a US-led coalition come as Iraqi forces continue to battle IS in northern Iraq.
Iraq is attacking Tikrit from the north and south in its largest counteroffensive yet against the Islamic State. But the use of Shiite militias could prove problematic.
While they are taking seriously Al Shabab's video threatening attacks on malls in the US, Canada, and Britain, officials say the group does not have capacity to follow through, and that its threats add little on top of the danger posed by 'lone wolves.'
Egypt's airstrikes came in response to the mass beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians by IS militants in Libya. The Libyan government has called for the US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq to turn its attentions to Libya.
The fate of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian, and Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, hangs in the balance. Their colleague Peter Greste was deported last month to his native Australia.
Islamic State militants released a video Tuesday showing the burning to death of a captured Jordanian pilot, igniting anger across the Arab region, but also raising doubts among US coalition allies.
Dozens of civilians and at least seven Ukrainian soldiers died over the weekend amid a new wave of violence in eastern Ukraine. Western leaders have once again accused Moscow of supplying troops and weapons to the pro-Russian rebels.
Over the past year, Houthi rebels have expanded their sphere of territory, seizing Yemen's capital last September and clashing with government forces today. The upheaval has thrown the already fragile country – and key US ally against Al Qaeda – into chaos.