Turkey's military incursion into Syria to relocate a tomb surrounded by Islamic State (IS) militants and evacuate the soldiers guarding it was a temporary move to safeguard their lives and not a retreat, President Tayyip Erdogan has said.
KHARKIV: Two suspects, whom the Ukraine government said had been armed and instructed in Russia, have been arrested after at least two people were killed when a blast struck a crowd at a pro-Ukrainian rally far from eastern Ukraine's war zone.
Yemen's former president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his official residence after weeks of house arrest by the Houthi militia yesterday and flew to his home town of Aden, witnesses and a political source said.
BENGHAZI: Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah on Friday, killing 40 people and wounding 70 in what officials described as a revenge attack for Egyptian air strikes on Islamist militant targets.
Greece has formally requested a six-month extension to its euro zone loan agreement, offering major concessions as it raced to avoid running out of cash within weeks and overcome resistance from sceptical partners led by Germany.
Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria's borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional taskforce due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official has said.