The group Abu Sayyaf may be responsible for the kidnapping of two Canadians, a Filipino, and a Norwegian in the troubled southern region of the country.
IS-linked propaganda videos reveal the terrorist group has a large fleet of Toyota pickups. How did they get them?
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.
In Europe and the US, many leaders stoke fears of Syrian refugees as hiding Islamic State fighters. Not only is this fear unfounded but it only helps IS in its recruitment.