The effects of suicide bombings on a hard or soft target can be devastating and traumatic to both victims and the security services tasked to counter the attacks.
There is no evidence that death sentences for convicted jihadists reduce the desire for more people to join terrorist groups and carry out further attacks.
As Nigerian government played down crisis, chaos seems to have taken an unexpected critical dimension involving organized criminal militia groups at best, and jihadists at worst.
Libya requires a leader that can unify its different tribes. After six years in jail, If Saif Gaddafi puts forward a convincing strategy, he can be the country's new leader.
Since Russia officially deployed its forces into Syria in September 2015, this is the third time that Putin has announced the withdrawal of Russian forces, only to apply a tactical reduction instead.
It is helpful for Israel to have only one voice to speak to, but any reconciliation between Israel and Palestine will be on its own merit.
Around 400 British people who traveled to join the Islamic State militant group have already returned to the U.K., following the collapse of ISIS strongholds.
A slave trade has been going on in Libya since the fall of Gaddafi in 2012, but accounts made by victims have been met with suspicion of "a cooked up story for asylum claim".
Egypt-brokered negotiations between rival groups Fatah and Hamas in the Palestinian Territories resulted in the latter ceding control of the Gaza Strip after a decade-long rule.