At least 200 people have been killed and dozens injured in a shooting attack and bombing at a mosque in the restive Sinai Peninsula, state TV says.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not ruled out possible contact with Bashar Assad, signaling a break with his long-held opposition to the Syrian president’s role in the Arab country’s future.
China says it will help with reconstruction efforts in Syria, which has seen massive destruction as a result of over six and a half years of armed conflict.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Riyadh prefers a confrontational approach to “appeasement” in dealing with Iran.
President Hassan Rouhani has called for efforts to restore calm to neighboring Afghanistan, hailing the Kabul government’s vigilance against divisive enemy plots in the region.