Iraq judiciary says it’s under pressure to exonerate corrupt politicians

Iraq’s judiciary has been under pressure to exonerate corrupt politicians being investigated for embezzlement and abuse of power, the spokesperson for the...

UK ministers will review advice on wearing face masks – PM’s spokesman

British ministers will review advice given by scientific advisers on whether the use of face masks in public is effective in preventing...

Lebanon MPs meet in hall as protesters stage car convoy

Lebanon's parliament sat Tuesday in a conference hall to allow for social distancing between lawmakers amid the coronavirus pandemic, while outside anti-government...

Netanyahu, Benny Gantz reach deal to form unity government in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival announced on Monday that they struck a deal to form a unity government, ending...
A banner depicts Benny Gantz, leader of Blue and White party, and Israel Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as part of Blue and White party's campaign ahead of the upcoming election, in Tel Aviv, Israel February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo

Israel’s Gantz, Netanyahu given 48 hours to negotiate unity government

Israel's parliament speaker Benny Gantz was given 48 hours on Tuesday to reach a deal on an emergency unity government with his...

Netanyahu rival Gantz seeks more time to form coalition government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election rival Benny Gantz asked for additional time on Saturday to try to form a government with...

Iraqi president names intelligence chief as new PM-designate

Iraqi President Barham Salih on Thursday named the intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as prime minister-designate to replace Adnan al-Zurfi, the official television...

Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold ‘virtual’ presidential convention

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday the party may be forced to host...

Keir Starmer elected new leader of UK’s Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn's chequered leadership of the British Labour Party has officially come to an end after Keir Starmer was elected to replace...

Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike

Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a...

Iranians cancel Nature Day celebrations amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Iranians on Wednesday cancelled Nature Day celebrations after the authorities advised people to avoid public gatherings over the novel coronavirus spread.

Japan’s Abe says declaring state of emergency over COVID-19 not yet necessary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday said the nation is not yet at a point where it is necessary to declare...

PM Mishustin orders to allocate funds to Russians remaining abroad

The Russian government asked the Finance Ministry to allocate funds to support Russian citizens having no opportunity to return from overseas,...

UK amends emergency bill that called for mandatory cremations

The British government has introduced changes to its emergency coronavirus bill, assuring Muslim and Jewish communities that they will have their religious...

Slovak president appoints Matovic as new prime minister

Slovak President Zuzana Caputova appointed Igor Matovic as prime minister on Saturday to lead a new center-right government coalition after a February...