Turkey's state of emergency extension draws criticism
Turkey's parliament has extended the state of emergency for another three months. Opposition politicians and activists criticised the move, saying the law casts doubt on the future of democracy and sends the wrong signal to international investors.
British prime minister seeks GCC trade deals
Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, is in Saudi Arabia for a two-day visit.
As Britain leaves the European Union, her trip is aiming to strengthen trade and security ties in the Gulf.
Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports.
Low expectations ahead of Arab League summit
The conflict in Syria and the fight against ISIL will top the agenda at a meeting of leaders from 21 Arab states. They are gathering in Jordan ahead of the annual Arab League summit, which is due to begin on Wednesday.
Syrian rebels advance in Hama province
Syrian opposition fighters are advancing in Hama province, as part of their biggest offensive in months.
Monitors say the rebels have seized ammunition depots and 11 villages
The Syrian government has brought in reinforcements for a counterattack.
Saad Eddine El Othmani named new Morocco PM
Saad Eddine El Othmani, of the Islamist PJD party, has been appointed Morocco’s new prime minister.
King Mohammed VI has asked him to form a government following the dismissal of Othmani's party colleague, Abdelilah Benkirane, on Thursday.