At least 20 people have been killed, following a suicide and car bomb attack, claimed by Islamic State militants, in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
Multiple blasts, including suicide and car bombings, have hit two coastal cities, killing and wounding a number of people, in an area of Syria that has been mostly spared from the worst of the conflict.
At least 40 people, all reportedly army recruits, have been killed, and a further 60 wounded, following a suicide car bombing, by Islamic State militants, in Yemen.
At least 16 people have been killed, and more than 40 others wounded, following the detonation of a car bomb, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
At least two people, both police officers, have been killed, and a further 23 wounded, following a car bombing at a police headquarters, in southeastern Turkey.
At least six people have been killed, and a further 48 injured, following a car bombing, in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
At least three people have been killed, and a further five wounded, following a car bomb, in Somalia.
Two separate car bombings has left at least 12 people dead and 30 injured in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
The detonation of a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, in Egypt, has killed six policemen.
A series of deadly car bomb attacks has rocked the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, killing 18 people. Several also injured in an attack in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish region.