Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi buried in eastern Cairo's Medinat Nasr under heavy security, his lawyers say, a day after his death inside a court following years of worst detention conditions.
Around 3.8 million voters were eligible to cast their ballots in the parliamentary elections in northern Kurdish region. The vote was initially scheduled for 2017 but postponed due to political and economic crises in the region.
The last route to Taiz is still a lifeline for the city's people, every other road is controlled by Houthi rebels, who have imposed a blockade for over two years.
NGOs have been rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean but anti-immigration groups argue groups such as MSF encourage people to risk the route to Europe.
President Hassan Rouhani and conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi are dominating the presidential race. Two candidates have withdrawn while another two barely feature.
The second Daesh car bomb attack targeting the Free Syrian Army near al-Bab killed mostly civilians. Meanwhile, Iraq carried out its first air strikes on Daesh targets in Syria.
Having moved several times during the six-year-long Syria war, Abu Qassim's family may have to flee again, this time from Eastern Ghouta, as regime forces battle rebels dominating the area.
He will also travel to Saudi Arabia and Qatar for meetings expected to focus on regional, political, as well as security and business ties.
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