At least four migrants have died, and a further 34 were rescued, after the boat they were travelling in sunk off the coast of Morocco.
French forces have reportedly killed a Spanish al-Qaeda commander, during an operation in northern Mali.
An earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.3, has struck the southern coast of Spain, with no reports of casualties or major injuries.
At least 14 people have been arrested, in a joint operation between Spain and Morocco, on suspicion of recruiting potential members for the Islamic State.
Three African men have been found critically ill, in a car attempting to enter a Spanish territory in North Africa, squeezed into hidden compartments.
A 27-year-old Moroccan man has died, suffocating in a suitcase, as he attempted to be smuggled into Spain.
Spanish border control officials have arrested a 19-year-old woman after an x-ray machine discovered an 8-year-old boy was discovered stashed in a suitcase.
Spanish officials have announced that their forces successfully broke up a jihadist ring dedicated to recruiting young women to join the Islamic State terrorist group.
At least four suspected jihadists have been arrested following a raid in the Spanish enclave in Ceuta in northern Africa.