Comment: Japan's decision to withdraw its peacekeeping forces from South Sudan came as no surprise, but as the conflict continues to escalate, civilians are left vulnerable, writes Monique Bouffé.
A new oil exploration contract signed by Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum caused a recent flare of violence in the country's north - as experts warn against investing in South Sudan's minerals.
Comment: Just two months after Trump's inauguration, significant damage has already been done to American-Iraqi relations, despite amendments to the travel ban, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss security concerns and regional issues.
Comment: A straight line can be drawn from the day the invasion began 14 years ago, to what is unfolding in Iraq today, writes Usaid Siddiqui.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday reiterated a call for a self-sufficient economy despite its involvement in the Syrian conflict.
Comment: Iraqis were promised democracy, freedom and human rights by the US and its allies, instead they got a decade and a half of death and destruction, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.
A Yemeni pro-Houthi commander has said its military has developed missiles that are capable of reaching the Saudi capital, as the war approaches its two year anniversary.
Saudi Arabia's state oil company Aramco has delivered the first two oil shipments to Egypt after deliveries were suspended for several months over political differences, an oil ministry spokesperson
Haftar's Libyan National Army celebrated by letting off guns and fireworks and parading the dead bodies of their enemies through the streets.