As Yemen's war drags on, extremist groups have been quietly establishing military positions and preparing to launch surprise attacks to expand their presence in the country.
Al-Wafa movement leader Murtada al-Sanadi has been named a 'specially designated global terrorist' and operates from Qom, Iran.
The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' has been using children and adults with mental or physical disabilities to carry out its attacks in west Mosul.
Syrian regime forces, Lebanon's Hizbullah and Iran-backed militias have been using the town of Maharda as a base for military operations.
The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is no longer honouring its commitment to pay compensation to the families of slain fighters.
Al-Nusra Front has failed in its latest attempt to storm the Lebanese border town, amid ongoing tension with rival extremist groups.
A spike in extremist attacks on religious and historic shrines has sparked calls for local and international help to protect Yemen's heritage.
Egyptians of all faiths have been offering condolences to the victims of the Palm Sunday attacks at mourners' tents set up around the country.
Local officials in the Lebanese border town of Arsal tell Al-Mashareq they have received death threats on their mobile phones.
Local officials met the day after the deadly attack in al-Houta and agreed to implement strong new measures to raise the level of readiness.