A compact crowd marched again on Friday in central Algiers, blaming the army’s chief of staff, a real strong man in the country, and the presidential election called on 12 December by the government, before dispersing in the evening, an AFP journalist noted. Since he obtained the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on 2 April,…

At least 62 people including children were killed when a blast at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Friday caused the roof to collapse. It was not immediately clear whether the blast was caused by a bomb or a mortar fired at the mosque in the Jaw Dara area of the Haska Meyna district of…

Sporadic fighting was taking place on Friday morning in Ras al-Ain, a border town in northern Syria, the day after the announcement of the suspension of the Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces, an NGO reported. “There are sporadic artillery fire and one can hear fire in the town of Ras el-Ain,” Syrian Human Rights Observatory…

US Vice President Michael Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have agreed that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria will be suspended. According to the Middle East Eye newspaper, fighting will be suspended for 120 hours to allow Kurdish armed formations to leave the “security zone”. Middle East Eye, citing sources within the Turkish…

Three Gaza Strip activists who have fought for the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria in recent years have escaped from prison in Tel Abyad, where they had been detained since 2018. Television channel i24 reported that on 17 October, the three jihadists contacted their relatives in the Gaza Strip by telephone for the first…

The Turkish army and its Syrian deputies advanced on Thursday in Ras al-Ain, now controlling nearly half of this Syrian border town, on the 8th day of their offensive against a Kurdish militia in north-eastern Syria, an NGO reported. “There have been intensive air strikes on Ras al-Ain in the past three days,” said Rami…