Syrian forces moved back towards the Turkish border, after the Kurds asked them to help. Alliances are shifting rapidly in the Middle East. Also in this edition: Catalan separatists get long prison sentences; an upsurge in violence in Burkina Faso; Somalia opens its first blood bank for decades; and the effect of Brexit on British politics and society.
(Picture: Bystanders watch as Syrian troops move into the formerly Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa.
Credit: HO via AFP)