Protests in Lebanon renewed following the failure to form a new government and increased restrictions by banks on withdrawals. Protesters, who clashed with the police around the country's Central Bank, say the politicians are not listening to them.
On Sunday, Lieutenant General Shaker Jawdat, the Federal Police chief said that his troops were able to foil an ISIS attack on the town of Hawija in Kirkuk Province. The militants were targetting on-duty security troops with a booby-trapped lorry.
Egyptian police have arrested six members suspected of planning the suicide attack on the Virgin Lady Church in the Shobra el-Kheima District in Cairo, Egypt. The attack on the church was not successful as the bomber Omar Mohamed Ahmed blew himself up before reaching the target.