Shortly after IS called on followers to kill Westerners, including the 'dirty French,' tourist Hervé Gourdel was beheaded in Algeria. France saw its first mass rally of Muslims today against the barbarism of the Islamic State.
Cameroon didn't kill Boko Haram's figurehead leader since he is already dead, according to the Nigerian Army. Who then is the taunting, gun-waving character in Boko Haram videos who threatened to 'sell' kidnapped girls?
Moscow says it will enforce a law passed this week that could ban major global Internet companies from operating in Russia if they don't store data on Russian servers, and share it with the government if asked.
The projected impact of Ebola on West Africa differed radically between health agencies this week, owing to differences in method and models and over the use of factors like 'underreporting.' Some health officials say high estimates help bring needed attention.
Efforts to expand the anti-Islamic State coalition include the debate in Britain's Parliament, deliberations in Denmark and Belgium, and US overtures to Turkey. US and French jets struck IS oil targets overnight in Syria.
China is the top oil investor in Iraq, and Islamic State leaders say they have Chinese recruits. But Beijing is reluctant to get involved due to limited military capability in the Middle East and mistrust of US intentions.
From neighbors jostling over disputed islands, to fishing boat clashes, and oil rig disputes, tensions are rising in the South and East China Seas. How well do you know what's happening in Asia's hotly contested waters?
China's state media reported that bombs killed two police officers, two police assistants, and six bystanders, and that 54 others were injured. It said police took swift action and 40 assailants were either shot dead or died in explosions.
On Thursday Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko outlined a six-year plan, which includes reforming all major government agencies in the country. The president said he hoped those reforms would make the country ready for membership in the European Union by 2020.
A Central American plan presented to the US and Mexico on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly aims to boost their economies and cut down on illegal immigration to the US through new airports in Nicaragua and Belize and regional energy expansion.
A Syrian woman walked the streets of Raqqa with a camera hidden in her niqab. The video offers a rare glimpse of what life is like in the IS stronghold, where the group has imposed a radical interpretation of Islamic law.
In a speech to the UN, the Iranian president blamed 'certain intelligence agencies' for fomenting extremist groups in the Middle East. He said a nuclear deal with Iran should mean more security cooperation.