Wearing a camouflage uniform with militia patches and a green headband, Nawar Mohammed is the image of an Iraqi Shiite fighter except for one detail: he is Sunni.
An Islamist-backed militia alliance on Friday announced a ceasefire in conflict-strewn Libya, following an agreement at UN-brokered peace talks between warring factions.
Libya's toothless outgoing government on Monday admitted it had lost control of government offices in Tripoli to armed militias.
Germany said today there are many signs Russia is backing pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings in eastern Ukraine, including the arms, uniforms and appearance of their members.
Libyan forces guarding a hospital came under fire overnight in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, which was today on a general strike to protest against deadly militia violence.
Egypt`s interior minister on Sunday declared he would not allow vigilantes or militias to take over police duties, while admitting his police force has been strained by daily protests, clashes and criticism.
In Kurram tribal region, militants fired indiscriminately at a bus and injured five persons.
Libya`s new rulers still struggle to exert their authority as rival militia leaders refuse to cede control.
Self-defence groups known as Arrow Boys already guard the rural communities.
Major earthquake rattles Nepal, India
Day in Pics: 25th April
Showbiz World - April 25, 2015