The Mexican government had touted the effectiveness of its security initiatives. But homicides have climbed since January, with a particularly sharp spike in Mexico City.
Regional leaders appear to have clinched a deal between feuding military factions and restored the rule of civilian President Michel Kafando ahead of presidential elections due next month.
At least 17 were killed in the attack, making it the deadliest Taliban strike since miliants killed at least 20 people in a Shiite mosque in February.
Leopoldo Lopez has already been in a military prison for the past 18 months. He was convicted of inciting violence in last year’s antigovernment protests.
Kim Jong-un's regime gave South Korea 48 hours to stop broadcasting anti-North loudspeaker messages across the demilitarized zone.
Party leader Thura Shwe Mann is the speaker of Myanmar's parliament and considered the main rival of President Thein Sein in upcoming elections. He also had built ties to Aung San Suu Kyi.
One of two shooters who fired on US Consulate in Istanbul is in custody, and far-left groups claims responsibility. Ten hurt in car-bomb attack at police station.
The horrific 2014 slaying of more than 120 children in a Peshawar school created pressure for terrorist suspects to be tried in military court.
A US Congressional delegation visiting Nigeria said the United States is ready to provide training for Nigeria’s military to defeat Boko Haram.
Jewish extremists are suspected in an attack that killed a toddler and injured three others. Both Israelis and Palestinians are calling it an act of terrorism.