Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States will be withdrawing all troops from northeastern Syria and that he expects Syrian Kurds to seek aid from Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Lawmakers in Morocco have approved a long-anticipated bill to recognise Berber as one of the country's official languages, although some Berber activists argue that the move does not do enough to promote true equality between Berbers and Arabs.
Tripoli-based deputy PM Ahmed Maiteeg sees currency stabilising in Libya by next year, as restoring liquidity could crimp armed groups' funds.The chasm between the official and black market currency exchange rates has enabled armed groups reap vast funds during the years of the conflict.
Despite the Central Bank of Libya officially controlling the exchange rate, the black market in the country plays a big role in the country's currency transactions. Until hard currency is available for all Libyans, not just businesses, the black market will continue to operate.
The Information Office of the Speaker of the Council of Representatives said in a statement, on Wednesday that Kuwait's parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim extended an official invitation to the Iraqi speaker of parliament, Mohammed al-Halbusi, to visit Kuwait.
According to Manawer Abd al-Dulaimi, the head of the water resources department in the city of Fallujah, the water levels in the Euphrates River in Iraq's western Anbar Province have declined by at least half due to reduced release from Syria.