Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadi rule in Syria.
Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive cars, has been elected to the UN women's rights commission, sparking anger from a UN watchdog.
North African neighbours trade accusations over using Syrian refugees to heighten tensions on the mountainous border region.
Comment: The French system, incapable of recognising and confronting its own racism, preferred to represent a homogenous Muslim community in order to justify its attitude towards it, writes Jalila Sbai.
Police launched a raid on the IS-affiliated outfit in eastern Algeria, after intelligence hinted at a planned suicide bomb attack on the city of Constantine.
Comment: Samir Bennis asks what the language of the UN's recent report on the Western Sahara might indicate about finding a solution to the ongoing conflict.
Algerian political parties said they will display the photos of women candidates after the government ordered them to change election posters showing blank avatars.
Blog: Mohamed Ouled Abdel Aziz will launch a popular referendum to get rid of parliament's second chamber.
Algerian politicians have kicked off their campaign for parliamentary elections next month — and the biggest campaign issue is voter apathy
Analysis: With Washington hinting at scaling back its UN commitments, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a mountain to climb to tackle the decades-old Western Sahara crisis, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.