The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic interests.
Pakistan's prime minister has said his country is not someone's 'hired gun', following US demands for Islamabad to do more in the battle against militancy.
As many as 3,700 were arrested during protests, and human rights activists are calling for an independent investigation into the deaths of a number of those who died in custody.
The attack comes on the 25th anniversary of a massacre in which Indian government forces killed at least 47 people after a paramilitary soldier died in a rebel attack.
Four Indian soldiers killed and at least three others wounded after suspected rebels stormed paramilitary camp in disputed Kashmir, officials say.
Daesh claims responsibility for the bombing which comes only a week after an attack on a training facility of the same agency in Kabul.
At least 22 policemen killed and 15 wounded in Taliban-claimed attacks in southern Kandahar province. In Farah province, nine Afghan Army personnel and three civilians are killed.
After months of lobbying, NATO countries have still not agreed how many extra troops they will send to Afghanistan to boost local forces in their fight against the resurgent Taliban.
At least 16 Egyptian policemen were killed in the attack which occurred two weeks ago.
In another unclaimed attack, a sticky bomb attached to a military vehicle went off in a market in the northern Baghlan province, wounding 13 civilians.
Latest attack is the second suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in 24 hours and the seventh major assault in Afghanistan since Tuesday, taking the total death toll to more than 200, with hundreds more wounded.
Afghan forces are struggling to combat a resurgent Taliban since the US and NATO forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014.
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