Failed talks and the killing of yet another aid worker highlight the growing humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Counterterrorism efforts by the Algerian government and the US are failing to stem terrorism in the region.
The attack highlights security threats posed by China's extremist groups in the run-up to the Olympics.
Most jobs are in the military, police, and intelligence forces. But Iraqis say those jobs are only attained through family ties or bribes.
The attack focuses international pressure on neighboring Pakistan, where many of the militants are said to be based.
It was uniquely positioned to broker a deal this week between warring factions in Lebanon.
Police, Army begin joint operations in Johannesburg in try to quell the attacks, which have left 42 dead.