A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people at a funeral in the Iraqi capital, while an ambush has halted the government forces' advance on a key northern city controlled by ISIL fighters, agencies have reported.
Yemen's Shia Houthi fighters continue to push south in Ibb province, taking over the town of Yarim after dismantling a protest camp blocking the country's main airport in the capital Sanaa.
The presidents of Egypt and Sudan have agreed to support the Libyan military in its fight against armed militias in the country following two-days of talks in Cairo.
At least six Egyptian soldiers have been killed in the Sinai Peninsula, in the most recent of attacks targeting government troops in the eastern restive region.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Kuwait to stop targeting opponents through revoking their citizenship and to reinstate the nationalities of 33 people affected by the practice.
The Syrian border town of Kobane has been hit by the fiercest fighting in days as Kurdish forces repelled advancing fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group monitoring the violence has said.
A suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a Shia mosque in western Baghdad, killing at least 21people, security and medical officials said.
Yemen's new Prime Minister Khaled Bahah has arrived in Sanaa from New York where he was serving as the country's ambassador to the UN.
Tribesmen and Shia Houthi fighters have signed an agreement that should end hostilities in Yemen's Ibb province, after renewed fighting breached a day-long ceasefire pact.
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