Tunisia is the only Arab country to have emerged with a viable civil society and democracy after the Arab Spring, but the system is on the ropes as authoritarianism casts its shadow over the country.
Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a US counter-terrorism operation, the White House says.
Syrian regime and Russian forces have killed at least six civilians in northwestern Idlib province, according to a war monitor.
Americans honour nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001 in a solemn ceremony at ground zero, where hijacked planes brought down the Twin Towers.
Tal Afar was retaken from the terror group two years ago this month, but social and security challenges remain - and more than half of the city’s population hasn't returned.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said opposition forces attacked regime positions in the south of Idlib, killing at least 51 combatants on both sides, as Russian-backed regime forces have been making gains in the last opposition stronghold.
The UN has deferred an anti-torture conference in Egypt, a country long accused of torturing political dissidents.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch says the Saudi-led coalition carried out at least five deadly attacks on Yemeni fishing boats in 2018, killing at least 47 Yemeni fishermen, including seven children.
The West African country has been battling with a rising wave of violence since 2015 which left at least 500 dead.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based war monitor, said that four children were among 15 civilians killed in air strikes by the Syrian regime and its ally Russia.
An army base in southern Somalia was struck by car bombs and gunfire in an attack claimed by the Al Shabab militant group.
An agreement would allow President Donald Trump to achieve his aim of ending Washington's longest-running war, launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.
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