Saudi coalition aircraft launched a series of raids on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, while two children were seriously wounded due to a bomb explosion from the remnants of aggression in Hodeidah Governorate.
More than 8,000 people from the Christian community took to the streets in eastern India Monday to protest against a citizenship law that critics say discriminates against Muslims.
Hindu-majority India has been gripped by widespread street demonstrations that have sometimes turned deadly, with the march in West Bengal state's capital Kolkata believed to be one of the biggest rallies by Christians.
Carrying banners calling for the citizenship law and proposed nationwide "register of citizens" to be ditched, the demonstrators marched for several kilometers (miles) from a church to a life-sized statue of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi.
One of the protest organizers, Herod Mullick from the Bangiya Christiya Pariseba, said the new legislation was "divisive".
"We want to express our solidarity with the people who are protesting against CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and NRC (National Register of Citizens) in different parts of India."
Police estimated that more than 8,000 people took part in the march.
The new law makes it easier for persecuted religious minorities from three neighboring countries to obtain citizenship, but not if they are Muslim.
Combined with a mooted national register of citizens, it has stoked fears that India's 200 million Muslims will be marginalized.
Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated explosives in an area targeted in the past by the Boko Haram armed group, officials said on Monday.
Chad is one of the countries struggling with attacks that have spilled over from Nigeria's decades-long rebel violence.
The attack took place overnight on Sunday in the village of Kaiga-Kindjiria.
"A suicide bomber blew herself up yesterday in Kaiga-Kindjiria killing nine people, two women and seven men," an army source said.
The death toll was confirmed by Chadian army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermandoa. "It is Boko Haram, there is no doubt," he said.
Kaiga-Kindjiria, a village of about 7,000 people, is located near the vast Lake Chad region where fighters hide out among islets and marshlands to launch attacks on Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Niger.
The Commander of the PMU’s Middle Euphrates Operations confirmed the establishment of mechanisms to enhance and develop security work in and around Samarra and secure protection for the Holy Shrine.
Operations Command Major General Ali Al-Hamdani said that the Samarra Operations Command hosted a meeting that included the leaders of the 313th, 314th and 315th Brigades, and representatives of the Central Operations Command in the PMU, to discuss mechanisms for developing security work in and around Samarra.
He added that the attendees stressed the importance of removing the danger from the Holy Shrine of al-Askariyain, peace be upon them, and fully securing the area and the roads leading to it, especially after the increased influx of visitors to Samarra.
The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council announced today, Monday, the authentication of the Karkh Investigation Court, which is specialized in terrorism cases, on the statements of six terrorists who have created underground hideouts in the Anbar desert.
In a statement, the Judicial Council said, "The Karkh Investigation Court, which is specialized in terrorism cases, authenticated the statements of six terrorists who created underground hideouts in the Anbar desert."
It added, "The terrorist group is led by a Syrian terrorist named Abu Hajar Al-Suri, who worked for ISIS in Syria and received orders to move with the members of his group to the Anbar desert."
The Council explained, “The security forces launched air strikes against them after they identified a rocky area in the Anbar desert, where they built the hideouts," noting that "the terrorist group was carrying out specific operations inside the city and then hiding in the hideouts.”
Their statements were authenticated in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 of the Anti-Terrorism Law No. 13 of 2005.