Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says he will submit his resignation to the country's parliament following a day of intense bloodshed and in response to a call for a change of leadership by the country’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
The Iraqi police has declared curfew in the holy city of Najaf after rioters stormed the Iranian Consulate and set it on fire.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish military forces have officially started an operation in northern Syria against Kurdish militants.
Voting has begun in Afghanistan's presidential election, with over nine million registered voters potentially heading to the polls amid tight security measures.
At least 24 people have been killed and 31 others wounded after a car bomb exploded near an election campaign rally held by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the country's northern Parwan province.
Yemen's military has warned foreigners in Saudi Arabia to leave Aramco's oil processing plants, saying they are still a target and can be attacked "at any moment."
A senior member of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement says the goal of the Yemeni army’s recent drone strike at Aramco oil facilities was to force Saudi Arabia to end the war.
Attacks by 10 Yemeni drones against two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry have knocked out more than half of the Kingdom’s output.
Hawkish American Senator Lindsey Graham has says the US should mull bombing Iranian oil refineries if Tehran continues boosting its nuclear enrichment to higher grades.
Several drones flown by Yemen’s Ansarullah movement have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the Riyadh-led attacks on Yemen.