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.
Greece has been handed politically difficult, and technically complex, choices on a very short timeline.
Greece's proposed bailout concedes many of the previous demands of its creditors, including higher taxes and cuts in spending. Its left-wing government had staked its credibility on brinksmanship to force Europe and the IMF to bend.
The UN Security Council resolution was in advance of the 20th anniversary on Saturday of the massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslims. The US said Russia's action was 'a veto of a well-established fact.'
With bankruptcy looming, Greece has issued only vague – and contradictory – proposals. And Europe seems unwilling to budge.
The Pakistan-hosted peace talks ended with both sides committed to resuming the dialogue after Ramadan. But internal Taliban divisions are raising questions.
The humanitarian crisis is deepening and the chances of a political solution soon seem very slim.
Somalia-based Al Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on a miners' camp in northern Kenya. The group continues to menace Kenya, which has sent troops into Somalia as part of an international peacekeeping effort.
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.
With about half of the votes counted, a referendum defeat for a European bailout plan for Greece looks certain. While the news touched off partying in Athens, the hangover will prove painful.
The country's president says additional police an military powers are needed to tamp down militants, who have carried out two mass casualty attacks on tourist sites in the past 4 months.
The fighting marks the most intense rebel attack in three years in the bitterly contested city.
While the jihadis of the Islamic State hope their reputation for brutality will deter their enemies, another group's snuff video shows that what has happened instead is an expansion of viciousness and cruelty.
China yesterday passed the first of three rounds of national security laws that deepen centralized control over all aspects of society and foreign interests.
Terrorism is nothing new in the Sinai. But it has evolved in a more dangerous direction for Egypt, and President Sisi's tactics don't seem to be working.
At least 50 Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a series of attacks on military posts in the Sinai Peninsula.
The pursuit of terror charges against Yassin Salhi, a French national, highlights what is often described as a growing terror problem in the country.
A wave of repression by the Sisi regime the past two years has been matched by a rise in Islamist attacks. Following the car bomb in Cairo Monday, both sides are likely to up the ante.
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.
The Islamic State's involvement in terror attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait remains unproven. But the group aspires to be a player in global terrorism.