Egypt’s military has responded with air strikes directed at “terrorist” locations and vehicles after at least 235 people were killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on a mosque in the north Sinai.
Syria’s main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week.
Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take assistance from the U.N. refugee agency for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Saturday.
“State-sponsored” violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar constitutes the “crime against humanity of apartheid,” Amnesty International has concluded, following a probe into the persecution of the Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.
President Robert Mugabe ignored a noon deadline to offer his resignation, imposed by Zimbabwe's ruling party, as people remain in a state of shock after the 93-year-old leader's anticlimactic address to the nation.