Civil activists in Idlib, Syria, have announced their opposition to Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which is currently controlling large parts of Idlib. The activists also expressed their concerns about the threats they are facing from HTS.
Suad al-Ali, leader of a human rights organisation and a major presence in recent demonstrations, was shot dead on Tuesday in central Basra. Suad was a key female figure in the organisation of the recent protests.
As ISIS is losing its influence and presence all over Iraq, the terrorist group has been committing assassinations against community leaders. Many individuals who take on the role of the Mukhtar (local chief) have faced assassination attempts.
The date for the 2018 Iraqi Parliamentary Elections is quickly approaching. As a result, the Iraqi authorities are boosting their security procedures in order to protect the citizens throughout the Iraqi provinces.
With the nearing of the Iraqi Parliamentary Elections set to be held in a few days, ISIS have targeted candidates participating in the elections. The Iraqi government has declared that it has plans to secure the voting station for citizens.
Lebanon heads to general elections for the first time in nine years. This is the first elections to include the 82k expat voters, totaling the total registered voters at 3.6 million. This election also sees a new Electoral system in which voters will vote twice, once for coalitions and once for the candidate.