The country's treatment of the US student shows its growing unpredictability.
Sixteen people were arrested over the weekend in Belgium in anti-terror raids, and schools and transportation remain closed today as operations continue.
Islamic State believes it must eventually confront and then defeat the West. To get there, it seeks to polarise Muslim and non-Muslim communities alike.
Newly-released documents show that in 1985, the PM wrote to the Foreign Office seeking action on the Marxist and pro-Soviet regime in Ethiopia.
There are also reports of a suicide bombing in Cameroon, and a high security alert in Brussels.
Islamic State's cheerful media images seem incongruous to us in the West. But the group are committed to showing an "idealistic caliphate".
Two years of war, illness and economic pain has followed Ukraine’s revolution, and reforms are still slow to arrive.
Expensive marriage arrangements and social conservatism put matrimony out of reach for many young people in Egypt, which has serious consequences.
The two most dangerous words in politics are “us” and “them”. At times of great national tragedy, we should open our hearts – and we not close our borders.
Andrew Hussey reports on the mood in a city struggling with complex questions about the attacks that have a specifically Parisian dimension.
When Facebook told us our friends in Paris were safe, it didn't take long for the questions to begin: What about Beirut? What about Ankara?