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West African leaders on high-stakes mission to defuse political crisis

West African leaders Presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal arrive in Bamako in a bid to defuse Mali's weeks-long political crisis. West...

Turkey taking decades old conflict with Kurdish militants deeper

Turkey shifts fight deeper into Iraq, establishing military bases and deploying armed military drones against the fighters in their mountain strongholds. The cross-border campaign has...

European Union recovery fund plan hangs in balance

European Union plan to breathe life into economies throttled by coronavirus pandemic hung in the balance as leaders quarrelled over the level of spending. On...

Tunisia fears fresh political deadlock as PM resigns

Tunisia Prime Minister Fakhfakh resigned after dispute with Ennahdha party that had withdrawn its support for government earlier. Elyes Fakhfakh has resigned from his post,...

Israeli PM faces pushback on money-for-all Covid plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu $6bn grant proposal for citizens to alleviate economic crisis opposed by some officials. Israel's Prime Minister has gotten a lukewarm...

ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade

 International Court of Justice, United Nations top court rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE over an air blockade. The International Court...

Cross-party group to lead first UK COVID inquiry

Cross-party group organisers are hoping that findings of coronavirus inquiry will be used to inform response to potential second wave. The only UK inquiry to...

Singapore People’s Action Party on track to retain power

Singapore’s ruling party is on track to retain power comfortably, early counting of votes from Friday’s general election showed, but opponents make gains. Singapore People's...

Serbia, Kosovo renew talks on most intractable territorial disputes

Serbia and Kosovo leaders begin the 'very difficult' process aimed at resolving their territorial dispute led by French President and German Chancellor. The leaders of...

Hassan Diab sues American University of Beirut for $1m

Hassan Diab's lawsuit for exit package claims comes as American University of Beirut struggling for its financial survival in COVID affected situation. Lebanese Prime Minister...

Berlin expects breakthrough in EU migration dispute this year

Berlin said it wants EU nations to overcome a deadlock on how to handle refugees and migrants this year, dispute that divided the 27-member...

Emmanuel Macron reshuffles government to rescue coronavirus-ravaged economy

Emmanuel Macron’s reshuffled government with conservatives given prominent roles in efforts to rescue France’s coronavirus-ravaged economy. Reappointed as finance minister, Bruno Le Maire promised a...

Kiwi Prime Minister launches election campaign with promises of jobs, financing

Kiwi PM Jacinda Ardern launched election campaign with promises of jobs and extra financing for small businesses as a severe economic downturn looms. With promises...

Dominican Republic party likely to lose coronavirus-hit vote

Dominican Liberation Party is set to lose power after 16 years over its mismanagement of the coronavirus outbreak, presidential polls suggest. The Dominican Republic heads...

French President picks less famous civil servant as new prime minister

French President named Jean Castex, as his new PM as he acted to recast his presidency and take back control of policy ahead of...

Kremlin calls poll allowing Putin to rule until 2036 a triumph

Kremlin says Russians had shown how much they trusted Putin with a nationwide vote that gave him right to run for two more terms. Kremlin...

Israel Uncertain over controversial process of West Bank annexation

Israel has signaled that occupied West Bank annexation controversial plan not imminent as Palestinians gather for renewed protests. An announcement on Israel's planned annexation of...

Healthcare workers staged protest across France demanding pay hikes

Healthcare workers rallies demanding pay hikes come as the French government prepares to wrap up weeks of talks on hospital overhauls. Doctors, nurses and other...

Tunisian PM under pressure over conflict of interest allegations

Tunisian PM faces opposition party demands to resign over an alleged conflict of interest, potentially unravelling fragile governing coalition. The anti-corruption minister said on Tuesday...

UN chief declares Israel’s annexation plans ‘illegal’

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says Israel's annexation plans 'illegal' and warned that 'shock waves of annexation will last for decades'. Israel's aim to...

PM Johnson to unveil new infrastructure plan

PM Johnson will launch a plan to get Britain “moving again” after COVID lockdown, when govt will set out measures to boost infrastructure construction. Britain's...

United States ambassador appears on Lebanese TV despite despite ban

United States ambassador Dorothy Shea appears on Lebanese TV despite of court-imposed ban for a year over remarks that criticised powerful Shi’ite movement. Lebanese media...
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