President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who initially took power after a 2013 coup, said the new laws were needed to combat insurgents, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Rights groups say the legal definitions of terrorism are too broad.
The outlawed PKK separately attacked a Turkish military brigade in southeast Turkey. Analysts say Turkey is prioritizing air strikes against Kurdish militants over strikes against the self-styled Islamic State.
Turkey has long sought a buffer zone in northern Syria. Critics say it is exploiting the US-led battle against Islamic State militants to strike at Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria that it sees as a threat to Turkish rule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.