The so-called Islamic State group has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group.
The United Nations has voiced concern at force used by Macedonian riot police to disperse refugees trying to enter from Greece and urged the government to establish "orderly management" of its borders.
Two women were shot at the US consulate in Istanbul and at least nine people were killed in a wave of separate attacks on Turkish security forces, weeks after Ankara launched a crackdown on Islamic State, Kurdish and far-left militants.
A Taliban attack killed at least 21 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, after a wave of lethal bombings in the capital as the insurgency escalates following a bitter power transition.
A wave of attacks in the Afghanistan capital Kabul killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds, dimming hopes that the Taliban might be weakened by a leadership struggle after their longtime leader's death.