Somalia's breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has said the United Arab Emirates can establish a military base in its territory.
The practice of female genital mutilation has fallen dramatically in northern Iraq, according to campaigners who were very encouraged on Monday, which marked International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.
Egypt and South Sudan officially denied that Egyptian warplanes have bombed the rebel-held state of Upper Nile, after SPLA-IO rebels accused Cairo of dropping nine bombs on their positions.
A US government lawyer said over 100,000 visas have been revoked due to President Donald Trump's travel ban, contradicting White House claims that the ban only affected 109 people.
A decision by the African Union to welcome Morocco back into the fold after a 33-year absence has been warmly received in the North African country.
Comment: After a 33-year absence, Morocco has rejoined the African Union, in a move that will favour the prosperity of the whole continent, writes Samir Bennis.
Olympic gold winner Mo Farah has blasted Donald Trump's decision to ban Muslims from seven countries from travelling to the US, calling the decision "ignorant and prejudiced".
Human Rights Watch has condemned Kuwait's execution of seven people on Wednesday, describing the decision as part of a growing trend in the region.
Those executed included two Kuwaitis, two Egyptians and one each from Bangladesh, the Philippines and Ethiopia.
Comment: A wide-ranging analysis of potential overseas Iranian assets shows Tehran's capabilities may not match its ambitions - yet, writes Naveed Ahmad.