Meanwhile, France has begun asking its European partners to send special forces to Mali and other Sahel nations in Africa, to shore up local forces who are being increasingly targeted by deadly militant attacks across the vast desert expanse.
A chat with Muhammad al Yaqoubi, a prominent Syrian Islamic scholar who taught at Damascus' Grand Umayyad Mosque. Self-exiled, wanted by the Assad regime and Daesh, his mission is to tackle extremism, help Syrians and revive spirituality in Islam.
On Sunday over a dozen men stormed a cafe in Tbilisi, throwing grilled fish, meat and sausages on guests and workers before fighting spilled onto the streets.
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