The Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zubidi were replaced by Sabri Bashtobji, the former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and Karim Jamoussi, the former Justice Minister.
The Iraqi Council of Ministers has approved a regulation requiring that 50% of foreign oil company employees working in the country be Iraqis. This comes after mass demonstrations in Basra calling for improved public services and increased job opportunities.
The living victims of the war in Iraq against the Islamic State include children whose parents were killed or can't be identified. Under Iraqi Law, children can only be given Iraqi nationality if they were born under a legal union, thus children of ISIS are left in legal vacuum.
After the appointment of two new female ministers on Thursday, the current Egyptian cabinet is made up of 8 female ministers. This results in a quarter of the Egyptian cabinet being occupied by female ministers.