In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor in northeast Syria, Gen. Mazlum Kobane speaks on a range of issues including prospects for reviving dialogue with Turkey, US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and the impact of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani's killing in Iraq.
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.
In Iraq's Kurdish region, a new generation is coming of age which has seen only two parties in power - KDP and PUK. For some of these youth, the two parties are responsible for the worsening of the economic situation in the country.
Iraq's parliamentary elections set for May 12 will indirectly decide on a new prime minister and president. This is the fourth parliamentary elections since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the first since the liberation from ISIS.
There is a parity in male and female candidates for the municipal elections on May 6th in Tunisia. Additionally, one in ten candidates has a disability. The new electoral regulations on equality is hoped to distribute representation and opportunity fairly across the country.