The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has generated headlines with a number of bloody attacks. Scott Baldauf breaks down the group's origins, funding, and possible ties to Al Qaeda.
Tuesday's deadly bombing in Maiduguri appears to be the continuation of a string of fatal explosions around Nigeria and allegedly linked to the militant Islamist sect.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) may be activating sleeper cells in Lebanon, which fears further spillover from wars in Iraq and Syria. Three bombers have struck over the last week.
An explosion ripped through a shopping mall in Abuja Wednesday, right before Nigerian soccer fans were settling in to watch their team in the World Cup.
A car bomb in the town of Arsal on Friday revived fears of Syria's conflict spreading. In Lebanon's east, Syrian rebel fighters are targeting locals for extortion and assassination.
The Syrian civil war has been aggravating sectarian tensions in Lebanon, and creating room to operate for kidnappers and smugglers. The Lebanese army is trying to get control of the situation.
The Syrian rebel stronghold of Yabroud fell to Hezbollah and regime forces this weekend, sending rebels fleeing to Lebanon. A spate of rocket attacks and bombings have followed.
A suicide bombing at a security checkpoint killed at least 36 people, and wounded 115 in Hillah Iraq during rush hour. Just outside Baghdad an attack by militants killed six.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which took responsibility for Sunday's bus bombing at Taba, says its new economic war aims to 'paralyze' Egypt's government.
A spate of suicide bombings against Shiite areas of Lebanon – retaliation for Hezbollah's battlefield assistance to the Syrian regime – has prompted demands for greater protection.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Cairo last week, says it considers the military 'non-Muslim.' It stepped up attacks after former President Morsi was ousted.