Lebanese Minister of Interior, Raya al-Hassan, said that the security situation is at least 90% better than what it was a few years ago. She credits the security forces for carrying out their duties and securing the country.
On Monday, Jordanian King Abdullah II visited Iraq for the first time in over a decade. The visit by the king of Jordan is the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic encounters in Iraq in recent weeks.The two countries share a 179-kilometer border, and Jordan is a major importer of Iraqi crude oil.
The civil council in the Syrian city of Manbij has been working to implement services in the city and its surrounding areas. Amongst these services is the opening of health clinics throughout the countryside.
Talks between Russia, Turkey and Iran have focused on Idlib, as Syrian President Assad warns the northwestern province is next target. Turkey is working to clear Idlib from al-Qaeda and IS-affiliated groups in order to prevent the Syrian Government from attacking the city.
From airstrikes on ISIS militants by the Iraqi Air force on Saturday that killed 45 militants, to the local council in Daraa announcing that the Jordan-Syria border had been shut due to the 'barbaric bombardment', Syria has seen a lot of events this weekend.
A statement issued by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has announced that the group will pull out its military advisers from Manbij. The statement comes after Turkey and the US held talks on the northern Syrian town which was liberated from ISIS in 2016.