Libya expert Emad Badi says the fighting has given Daesh "the opportunity to reorganise, recruit and strike alliances with other groups (and organise attacks) to show they are still around.”
"Numerous terrorist and insurgent groups are active in Iraq and regularly attack both Iraqi security forces and civilians," a travel advisory warned.
Al Assaf made the comments at a preparatory meeting of foreign ministers of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), ahead of a trio of summits in the Holy City of Makkah.
With his hands in the air and an infectious grin spreading from ear to ear, a young Afghan boy whirls around a Kabul hospital room on his new prosthetic leg.
The UAE has pledged $65 million as part of its efforts in 2019 to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. This was announced by Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State, while addressing the third Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria
Kuwait says hundreds of people went missing during Iraq's seven-month occupation, and the issue has remained a sticking point between the two countries.
No one seems to know in which direction the US-North Korean denuclearisation negotiations are heading.
A photographer collaborating with AFP said he saw a man leaving the site of the blast, carrying the bloody corpse of a young girl, her hair streaked with blood. A rescue worker carried the dust covered body of a second child, he added.