A ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib has come into effect after Russia and Turkey struck a deal. It comes after the county’s leaders, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held more than six hours of talks in Moscow aimed at ending hostilities in the country’s last rebel stronghold. The agreement involves a truce along the existing battle lines and envisages the establishment of a seven-mile-wide security corridor along the M4 road.
A man in Alabama has been put to death for the murder of three police officers despite a campaign to save him . Nathaniel Woods, 43, was convicted of masterminding an ambush against the officers as they tried to arrest him on drugs charges in 2004. He had always protested his innocence. Activists and celebrities including Martin Luther King III and Kim Kardashian West intervened in the case.
An attack near the U.S. embassy in Tunisia on Friday was carried out by a man on a motorbike who blew himself up and wounded five police, local radio reported. Armed gunmen have targeted Tunisia in recent years, killing scores of people. Last summer, Islamic State said it was behind three militant blasts in the capital.
The ruler of Dubai orchestrated the abductions of two of his children, a damning UK family court judgment has found. In findings that risk destabilizing diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates, a close Gulf ally of Britain, the actions of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum were described by the judge as behavior which, on the balance of probabilities, amounted to potentially breaking English and international law.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made an appearance in the United Kingdom together on Thursday for the first time since announcing they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted beaming from ear to ear Thursday afternoon as they stepped out of The Goring, a five-star hotel not far from Buckingham Palace.