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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...

Rodrigo Duterte approves widely opposed anti-terror law

Rodrigo Duterte has approved anti-terror law that grants security forces powers to fight armed groups, but critics say it could threaten legitimate dissent. Philippines President...

US Treasury agrees on government loan term with airlines

US Treasury signed letters of intent with American, Frontier, Hawaiian, SkyWest, and Spirit under a $25bn loan programme. The United States Treasury says it has...

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...

Turkish President vows social media controls over insults to family

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens new law to regulate 'immoral' social media over tweets directed at daughter and son-in-law. Turkey's president has vowed to...

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...

Oman to allow part-time jobs for expats soon

Oman citizens and expatriates will soon have the option to do part-time jobs as the country is seeking to diversify its economy,state agency says. In...

Myanmar finds troops guilty in Rohingya genocide

Myanmar military officers have been found guilty by a court-martial investigating atrocities against Rohingya in conflict-ridden Rakhine state. In rare action, three military officers found...

Iran issues arrest warrant for US President, seeks Interpol help

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and asked Interpol for help in detaining Trump and dozens of others. The US...

Bahrain to pay 50% of salaries for private firms

Bahrain’s government said that it would pay 50% of salaries for private company workers in sectors that hard-hit by pandemic, state news agency reported. The...

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...

Islamabad to get its first temple complex

Islamabad Pakistani capital to get its first temple complex, Construction of complex begins as part of government's outreach to minority Hindu community. Construction of the...

Russia and Taliban denies New York Times report

Russia and Taliban denies the New York Times report that spy unit paid Taliban to attack NATO forces, Taliban denounced as an attempt to...

Mahathir Mohamad backs new candidate for prime minister

Mahathir Mohamad former Malaysian prime minister has thrown his support behind chief minister of Borneon state of Sabah as candidate to lead the country. Mahathir...

Samsung heir dodges corruption indictment

Samsung heir-apparent Jay Y. Lee scored a symbolic victory after a civilian review panel recommended against indicting billionaire on charges of corruption. In a major...

Militia members under investigation after Iraq base raid

Militia members under investigation,Joint Operations Command says detentions by CTS unit after judiciary issued arrest warrant to pre-empt potential attack. Iraq's military authorities have confirmed...

French territory to vote on independence from France on October 4

French Pacific island territory of New Caledonia will hold a referendum on independence from France on October 4, a month later than originally planned. The...

Italian FM reaches Tripoli on unannounced visit for talks with GNA...

Italian FM made an unannounced visit to Tripoli, where he held talks with Fayez al-Sarraj, prime minister of internationally-recognised government. Visit by Luidi di Maio...

Saudi crown prince MBS pressures ex-intel official’s family over documents

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman seeks access to sensitive documents that are in Saad al-Jabri's possession, sources say. As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed...
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