Syria's War

Turkey-US ops centre on Syria safe zone 'fully operational'

Turkish minister says joint centre aimed at creating a safe zone in northern Syria is operating at 'full capacity'.

Turkey-US ops centre on Syria safe zone 'fully operational'

Tunisia

Tunisia's Karoui remains presidential candidate despite arrest

Election commission says Nabil Karoui, who was arrested on money laundering charges, is still a presidential candidate.

Tunisia's Karoui remains presidential candidate despite arrest

Africa

Omar al-Bashir on trial: Will justice be delivered?

Sudan's ex-president is on trial for corruption charges but observers say judicial system is populated by his allies.

Omar al-Bashir on trial: Will justice be delivered?

Middle East

Bashir lawyers seek release on bail as corruption trial continues

Former president appears in courtroom for second time as rival demonstrators stage protests outside.

Bashir lawyers seek release on bail as corruption trial continues

Middle East

Syria's War: Government forces seize rebel territory in Hama

With help from Russia, the Syrian government now controls all of the countryside in Hama province south of Idlib, after taking the last villages and towns from rebel control.

India

Modi gets top UAE honour amid Kashmir lockdown

Outrage as UAE gives highest civilian medal to Modi days after India strips Kashmir's special status and imposes curfew.

India's Narendra Modi gets top UAE honour amid Kashmir crisis

Middle East

Iran test-fired new missile, says Revolutionary Guards commander

Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami says Tehran has tested a new missile, but did not provide further details.

Iran test-fired new missile, says Revolutionary Guards commander

Middle East

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy targeted in Syria

Surprise meeting comes after the leaders agreed to 'activate mutual efforts' to ease situation in Idlib, says Kremlin.

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy targeted in Syria

Tunisia

Tunisia arrests presidential candidate Nabil Karoui

Media mogul's own Nessma TV channel reports 56-year-old was arrested as he traveled to Tunis.

Tunisia arrests presidential candidate Nabil Karoui

Africa

No let-up in sight as Algeria's protest movement enters 7th month

Thousands rally in Algiers and other major cities to call for political overhaul and removal of ruling elite.

No let-up in sight as Algeria's protest movement enters 7th month

Middle East

Syrians feel deserted as Turkey cracks down

Interior minister says 'nothing like deportations' are happening in Turkey as activists, rights groups document cases.

Syrians feel deserted as Turkey cracks down

Middle East

Iran's Zarif: Nuclear talks with Macron were ‘productive’

Mohammad Javad Zarif says they could work with new French proposals, to save nuclear deal.

Algeria

Five killed in Algiers rap concert stampede

This happened as fans thronged the entrance of the August 20 stadium before Algerian rapper Soolking's concert.

Several killed in Algerian rap concert stampede

Yemen

Yemeni government forces take control of Ataq after clashes

Fighting in capital of oil-rich Shabwa province began on Thursday and lasted until Friday morning.

Yemeni government forces take control of Ataq after clashes

Occupied West Bank

One killed, two wounded in Israeli settlement bomb attack

A 17-year-old female killed, her brother and father wounded by explosion in occupied West Bank.

One killed, two wounded in Israeli settlement bomb attack