Pakistan’s foreign minister has raised the issue of visa restrictions on Pakistani nationals imposed by the United Arab Emirates in meetings with top Emirati officials over a three-day tour of the country, Pakistan’s foreign ministry says. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi concluded his three-day visit to the United Arab[…]
The future of diplomatic and financial relations between Iran and South Korea is at stake as Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun heads to Tehran for three days of talks. South Korea has for years blocked at least $7bn of Iranian money in its banks as it fears falling afoul of harsh[…]
People have begun voting in a local election in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, defying the federal government and increasing political tensions in Africa’s second-most populous country. Tigray officials holding polls on Wednesday for the 190-seat regional parliament have warned that any intervention by the federal government would amount to a[…]
Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and four other former members have promised to challenge their removal from the Bersatu party. Mahathir, 94, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday in the latest twist in a power struggle with his[…]
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson’s personal battle with the virus has shaken the British government just as the United Kingdom enters what scientists say[…]
Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will now self-isolate for seven days. The UK Prime Minister announced the news on Twitter on Friday morning having experienced a cough and temperature on Thursday afternoon. A spokesperson for Johnson insisted on Friday that the prime minister would remain in[…]
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Khartoum, according to state media. “An explosion hit as Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s car was driving by but thank God no one was hurt,” Ali Bakhit, the prime minister’s office director, said on Monday. Members of Hamdok’s[…]
After two months of political deadlock following the resignation of caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, Allawi was nominated as the new prime minister on Saturday, with the task of running the country until an early election is held, for which there is no date set. The selection of Allawi[…]
With just over two weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, the British parliament has signalled that it is strongly against leaving the European Union without a deal. After politicians rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to quit the EU for a second time on Tuesday, the government on[…]
Hours after Jordan’s prime minister resigned on Monday in the wake of massive protests against economic reforms, Mohammad Sneed gobbled down his dinner: he needed to return to the street. The 42-year-old father of five works at the ministry of agriculture, and says he is just not earning enough to[…]
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