Members of the European Union parliament are starting to get a whiff that EU waste management schemes in Lebanon are bogus, and the former EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in the firing line.
The plan will be presented to interior ministers from all 28 EU nations on October 8, with officials anxious to sign up as many states as possible to the programme and resolve one of the most contentious issues the bloc has faced in recent years.
Tunisia's toppled former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the holy Muslim city of Medina after he died in exile in Saudi Arabia.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
Italian aid group Mediterranea Saving Humans says a ship it operates has rescued about 100 migrants, including eight pregnant women and 22 children, and is asking Italian authorities to provide a safe port for them.
The UN has deferred an anti-torture conference in Egypt, a country long accused of torturing political dissidents.
Sources said four Turkish citizens were kidnapped in the southern Nigerian state of Ilorin by unidentified men, raising the of Turks abducted over the week in the west African country 14.
Hassa bint Salman, sister of Mohammed bin Salman who is known by his initials "MBS", is accused of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a workman after he was seen taking a photo inside her home in September 2016.
Fears of Russian expansion are driving military spending among former Soviet-bloc states.
Turkey's top diplomat for EU affairs Faruk Kaymakci says reports claiming that Ankara is moving away from European values "are inconsistent and invalid."
Police said that at least 23 people have been killed by armed bandits in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state.
The opposition Umma Party, says it opposes the "preparations and timing" of the strike. However, it said authorities do not have the right to fire those who take part in the planned strike.
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