Survey of defectors' stories finds common themes, including opposition to brutality, corruption, and the Islamic State's preoccupation with its Sunni jihadi rivals.
Egypt said the group was traveling without formal authorization in the western desert near Libya, where security forces are battling Islamic militant groups.
US officials have requested that Bulgaria and Greece close their airspace to Russian supply flights.
The US-led military alliance against Islamic State has carried out multiple airstrikes over the past year. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a separate drone campaign is under way against leaders of the militant group.
Heavily armed Ayoub El-Khazzani was tackled by vacationing US servicemen on a Amsterdam-to-Paris train last Friday. His lawyer claims that he was trying to rob passengers on the train.
A militant group based in the Sinai that has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State said the attack was retaliation for Egypt's execution of six of its members.
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.
Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out his plan in Birmingham, home to one of the UK's largest Muslim populations, focusing on the path many youths travel toward radicalism.
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.