After five years of investigating cases of corruption and human rights abuses under former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission is concluding its mandate, though many Tunisians say there is still much more to do.
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called on the GNA to get a handle on armed groups in the country. The war-torn country has been gripped by violence following the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
There are increasing reports from Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan of Syrian refugees being forcibly returned to Syria, despite the dangers that await them. In Lebanon the Foreign Minister has given UNHCR two weeks to develop a strategy for the return of refugees to Syria.
Farida Khalaf is a Yazidi woman from the village of Kocho in Sinjar, who escaped from ISIS and was forced into seeking refuge in Germany. Upon her arrival in Germany, Khalaf founded the Yazda organisation and dedicated her activism to raising awareness about kidnapped Yazidi women.