Hours after the Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh left the country after 22 years in power, West African troops approached the capital to secure the arrival of President Adama Barrow from Senegal.
Gambia said Wednesday its legislators have voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh’s term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire. But President-elect Adama Barrow has vowed to take office regardless of whether Jammeh leaves. Amid the uncertainty, tourists began to evacuate the country.
President Hassan Rouhani hailed the liberation of Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo as a major step towards peace and stability in the Arab state, saying the gain prevented the Middle East from having to face an uncertain future.
President-elect Donald Trump’s designated secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, says it is a "fair assumption" that Russian President Vladimir Putin played a role in the 2016 presidential election hack, yet leavening the door open for better ties with Russia by refusing to brand him as a “war criminal” over Moscow’s efforts in Aleppo.