German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), to sign a ceasefire agreement, after the UN appointed US diplomat Stephanie Williams as acting Special Representative and Head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
Approximately 70% of the water that flows into Iraq comes from neighbouring countries, including the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers that originate in Turkey. As a result, plans to fill a huge reservoir behind the Ilisu in the Tigris River has sparked controversy.
On Tuesday, airstrikes, the first in weeks, kills citizens in Idlib, the last rebel-held province in Syria, and raises fears amongst the international community, that an all-out government offensive is bound to happen soon.
65-year-old Syrian woman dies in captivity among over 30 others seized two weeks ago from Sweida province. The woman like many of the captives is from the Druze minority community that lives in Southern Syria.
Delegations from Iraq and the Kurdistan region met on Sunday, 29th of July to discuss the reopening of the Kirkuk/Erbil road. The talks between the Iraqi and Kurdish delegation resulted in an agreement between the two to build a temporary railway bridge in Altun Kupri.