Joaquin Guzman was arrested last year, boosting the anti-drugs credentials of President Enrique Peña Nieto. His escape is a blow to the president and a potential boon for the kingpin's narcotics cartel.
Two bomb attacks on the city of Jos have left up to 67 people dead on Sunday in a recent surge of attacks by the Islamist militant group. President Buhari vowed to stamp out the group in his inauguration address just over a month ago.
The number of Britons killed in a massacre at a resort Friday could climb as high as 30. The gunman, who was killed, posted support for Islamic State on Facebook page.
US intelligence intercepts released by Wikileaks appears to show US eavesdropping on French presidents over the past decade. But France has long been renowned for its own spying prowess, particularly for economic gains.
Hundreds of police officers and soldiers were on the streets in Srinagar and other Kashmiri towns to block planned protests over the murders of six activists and former separatists by unidentified gunmen in Sopore.
The past weekend on the Mediterranean was one of the busiest so far as British, Swedish, Spanish, and Italian ships worked to save people trying to reach Europe from Libya.
Houthi militias allied with the country's former dictator hold sway over large swathes of Yemen, and have stood firm against a Saudi-led bombing campaign launched in March. Several US citizens are reportedly being held by Houthis.
Iraq and the United States continued to spar over Iraqi forces' willingness to confront Islamic State militants, while Iran weighed in with sharp criticism of the US effort in the fight.
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.