Officials in Turkey continue to investigate two deadly car bombings near the Syrian border. The government in Ankara is calling for calm, warning against getting pulled into Syria's bloody civil war.
Terrorist attacks in Mali, including a brazen assault on the headquarters of the fledgling Sahel counterterrorism force, cast a spotlight on the Islamist extremists roaming Africa.
Three traffic officers were sitting in their patrol car Friday night when gunmen drove up and opened fire. After two brutal wars in the 1990s, the North Caucasus has been beset by more violence.
One of the last rebel-held areas has come under sustained attack from Syrian air and ground forces. Scores of displaced want to escape into Jordan, which has closed its borders; the UN warns the numbers are rising fast.
A little-known jihadist group is believed to be behind the growing instability in Mozambique's remote but gas-rich far northern province. Security analysts say it is to soon to call the violence cross-border terrorism.
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