At least 13 militants were killed by the Egyptian armed forces on Saturday in the country's North Sinai province, a security source told Xinhua.
The East African bloc, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Saturday condemned the spate of xenophobic attacks that has gripped parts of South Africa.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday launched a space centre to oversee the country's preparation for the Mars exploration mission.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also chairperson of regional African Union (AU) grouping, on Saturday strongly denounced the xenophobic attacks against African immigrants in South Africa and said such violence must never happen again in any country.
Police in Greece said Saturday they have arrested two suspected terrorists in a central Athens district.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city that killed at least 34 people and injured over 100 on Saturday.
Norwegian journalist Raymond Lidal, who was arrested last month in Yemen on the charge of spying against the Houthi rebels, has been released and will return home on Sunday, Xinhua reported citing the Norwegian News Agency (NTB).
Hundreds of Mozambicans staged a march here on Saturday towards the South African High Commission, protesting against the xenophobic violence in South Africa.
At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing outside a bank in Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. The Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least 30 people were killed and 24 others were injured when Shia Houthi militants attacked a military base loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the southern province of Taiz, military sources said on Saturday.