Locals have started to come back to whatever might be left of their homes after Iraqi army retook Mosul from Daesh. But the nine-month battle destroyed large areas of Mosul, some possibly still concealing bombs.
Human right groups recently accused the YPG dominated SDF of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions and ethnic cleansing.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain have asked Qatar to cut defence ties with Turkey to normalise relations. Qatar's ambassador to Ankara says the demand is “against all international law and norms.”
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announces the start of the offensive to retake Tal Afar, a key Northern Iraqi bastion of Daesh, in a televised speech.
Palestinian forces of Fatah and Hamas have been fighting an armed faction connected to militant Bilal Badr in Ain el Hilweh camp since Thursday. Lebanon officials – who do not enter Palestinian camps in the country – say Badr refuses to surrender.
The 74-year-old left for the British capital on May 7 with his prolonged absence causing tensions back home. He arrived home and is expected to address the nation on Monday.
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