The US Pentagon is to announce it will lift a ban on women serving in frontline combat. The policy change will open up thousands of jobs to women who have been kept out from frontline positions and elite commandos.
HRW says South Sudan's government forces, and the rebels they're fighting against, are still recruiting children to fight in the civil war - despite assurances to the contrary. The government has rejected the report.
European Union foreign ministers have called for greater cooperation with mainly Muslim countries in the battle against terrorism. This came with EU countries on high alert following the recent deadly attacks in Paris.
Protesters at a women-only rally in Cairo have demanded an investigation into the deaths of dozens of activists, saying that they were killed by security forces. The rally was held despite Egypt's crackdown on dissent.
Pakistan has finally decided to outlaw the militant Haqqani network, which has been responsible for attacks on foreign forces in Afghanistan. Experts, however, say that Islamabad's move is unlikely to be implemented.
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