Representatives of the African Union met in the city of Brazzaville to discuss the Libyan crisis with the goal of discussing if the Union can help bring peace to the country and to ensure that African voices and interests can be heard.
The Armed Forces of Algeria are pushing for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down amidst continued protests. However, the ruling FLN has, so far, been unable to find a replacement that satisfies all sides.
In response to the Tunisian Governments plans to freeze public wages as part of the measures it is undertaking to control the budget deficit, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) has threatened to call for a general strike.
A schism has developed between the Kurdish authorities in the Syrian northeast and the Syriac Christians, after the latter shut down over a dozen schools run by the Kurds. The schism reflects broader fissure between those supporting formal state institutions and those defending parallel bodies developed by the Kurds.
In the multicultural city of Mardin in southeastern Turkey, a Syrian refugee made her life taking care of the Syriac Mor Petrus and Mor Pavlus church. The refugee who arrived in Mardin in 2016 says it is hard for her to return to Syria.