Nigeria's new president, who met in late July with President Obama, has stepped up efforts to rescue hostages taken by Islamist militant group 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.
Yakub Memon, a former accountant, acted as a fundraiser for the principal Mumbai bombers, who remain at large. The 1993 attack on India's financial hub left 257 people dead.
The reclusive leader of the Taliban hasn't been seen in public for more than a decade. The group is engaged in peace talks with the Afghan government.
A Libyan court sentenced Saif al-Islam, son of deposed leader Muammar Qaddafi, to death alongside eight former officials of the ousted regime. A militia group has imprisoned the son and refused to hand him over.
The Republican presidential candidate has attacked the White House's nuclear agreement with Iran. By painting a picture of an Israel on the brink of annihilation, he isn't winning new friends in Israel's government.
Even as the US and Turkey agree on trying to drive the Islamic State away from the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, there are as many agendas as there are players trying to shape the conflict.
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.
The airstrikes were prompted by intelligence indicating a likely Islamic State attack. The US said a deal has been reached with Turkey to use a key airbase.
Japan is worried that China is building 16 oil rigs in order to exploit oil reserves in the Japanese part of the sea.
Such comparisons not only make little historical sense, they also demonstrate how minor the Iranian 'threat' is compared to Nazi Germany.
Little is known about the Khorasan group, though it is said to be a small, elite group of Al Qaeda members involved in planning high-level attacks on the US.
The runup to the presidential election, in which President Nkurunziza is running for a constitutionally disputed third term, has been marred by violence and a failed coup. Opposition candidates have withdrawn in protest.
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.
For now, the Obama administration is sticking to its guns.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, who will meet with President Obama at the White House today, has warned that his country will counter any Iranian 'mischief' in the region.
Japanese forces are currently bound by a postwar Constitution that prevents them playing a combat role outside Japan. Pacifist groups and numerous legal scholars have challenged the legislation.
But nine other tourists arrested in Inner Mongolia on a 47-day visit to ancient sites are being held on charges of 'criminal wrongdoing.' Those due to be released are from South Africa and Britain.
A secure, stable and united Yemen anytime soon looks sadly unlikely.
Six weeks into his term, President Buhari has replaced his military service chiefs and appointed a new national security adviser. Critics have attacked what they see as his slow pace in making appointments.