Protesters and activists across Iraq are preparing for a new round of demonstrations to take place on October 25th. The new protests come after the reform attempts of the Iraqi Government were decried as "prosthetic changes".
The Grand Imam of Egypt's al-Azhar, Shiekh Ahmed al-Tayeb expressed his sadness over the fire that destroyed part of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France, describing the cathedral as a "historical masterpiece".
In the city of Rmelan in northern Syria, a centre for art and culture has hosted a 9 day festival aimed at encouraging children to share their experiences to the world. Many of the children wanted to convey their voices as Syrian children who survived despite the war.