A string of car bomb attacks in Baghdad has killed 17 people, deepening fears of an increase in violence as sectarian tensions simmer in Iraq.
Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah has been found guilty of masterminding two car bombings in Abuja in October last year, by the South Gauteng High Court.
A car bomb has exploded at a compound owned by a US-based construction company, killing at least one person and wounding 15.
A car bomb exploded in a livestock market in Iraq's southern Babil province on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 40, police said.
An Iraqi doctor was jailed for 32 years on Wednesday after being found guilty of planning car-bomb attacks in the United Kingdom.
A spate of attacks targeting security forces in the heart of Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul killed about 30 people on Monday.
Counter-terrorist officers in Syria on Sunday hunted for those behind a car bomb attack that killed 17 people in Damascus.