Veterans who fought alongside Algeria's president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in the 1954-1962 war of independence against France say it is 'duty of Algerian society' to protest against his seeking a fifth term in office.
Lebanese Minister of Finance Ali Hassan Khalil has stated that his country is studying ways to manage public debt as part of the public finance reform plan. Lebanon has one of the largest public debt-to-GDP ratios in the world at around 150 percent and has suffered from years of low economic growth.
In Lebanon, attempts to form a government have been deadlocked since Hezbollah and its allies have secured a cabinet majority. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri heads into the fall all but powerless to address the economic decline.
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.
The Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa announced the arrest of Adrian Leonel Kayali (Abu Osama al-Faransi), a French citizen widely considered to be one of the most dangerous foreign militants due to his role in organizing the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 and Nice in 2016.