The United Nations' Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, expressed concerns about the recent escalation taking place in the Gulf between Iran and the United States, warning that the region cannot experience another war.
The privately-owned Algerian outlet Ennahar TV announced the death of army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah on Monday. Salah, who was 79, was pivotal in forcing the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April earlier this year.
Following the recent dismissal of police chief General Abdelghani Hamel over cocaine scandal, the Algerian Ministry of Defense announced a new secretary-general amid extensive reports of a major reshuffle in the country's military establishment.
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.