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Australian govt moves to censure former PM over secret ministries

Australia's former prime minister Scott Morrison speaks to media during a press conference in Sydney on August 17, 2022. (STEVEN SAPHORE / AFP) SYDNEY – Australia's Labor government said it will move a parliamentary censure motion against former Liberal prime minister Scott Morrison this week after an inquiry found his secret appointment to multiple ministries […]

Netanyahu signs coalition deal with 2nd far-right party

Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he addresses his supporters at his party headquarters during Israel's general election in Jerusalem, Nov 2, 2022. (REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD) JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and far-right Noam party signed a coalition deal on Sunday, moving Netanyahu one step closer to forming what is expected […]

Iranian parliament approves bill for accession to SCO

In this handout photo released by Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev (right) and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi hold signed documents during their meeting at the Samarkand Congress Center on the eve of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on […]

Separatist threat: Iran boosts military presence at borders

This video grab taken from footage provided by the Iranian military to Fars news agency social media on Sept 29, 2022, reportedly shows a missile launch from the Iranian Kurdistan (Komalah) region directed towards Sulaimaniyah in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region. (FARS NEWS AGENCY / AFP) TEHRAN – Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has stepped […]

Netanyahu’s party signs coalition deal with Israeli far-right

Israel's Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu makes a statement after Israel's President Isaac Herzog assigned him the task of forming a government, in Jerusalem, Nov 13, 2022. (MAYA ALLERUZZO / AP) JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative Likud party signed its first coalition deal with Itamar Ben-Gvir's far-right Jewish Power party, Likud said […]

Australian inquiry finds ex-PM’s secret ministries corroded trust

Australia's former prime minister Scott Morrison speaks to media during a press conference in Sydney on August 17, 2022. (STEVEN SAPHORE / AFP) SYDNEY – Australia will introduce rules to increase transparency in ministerial appointments after an inquiry into secret ministerial appointments by then prime minister Scott Morrison found they corroded public trust in government. […]

Pakistani president appoints Asim Munir as new army chief

This handout photograph released by the Pakistan Press Information Department on Nov 24, 2022, shows Pakistan's President Arif Alvi (left) meets with the nomination of the next Pakistan's army Chief General Syed Asim Munir (right) at the President House in Islamabad. (PAKISTAN PRESS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT / AFP) ISLAMABAD – Pakistani President Arif Alvi on Thursday […]

Australia’s Victoria state election tightens with Labor ahead in polls

Premier of Victoria state, Daniel Andrews addresses the media during his daily televised press conference in Melbourne, Australia on Oct 28, 2020. (ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE / AP) SYDNEY – Australia's Victoria state will vote to select its next government on Saturday in what polls predict to be a close-run contest with the incumbent Labor government's […]

Türkiye tells Russia to continue military response in N Syria

In this blurred handout photograph released by Press Office of the Presidency of Turkey on Nov 20, 2022, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) speaks with National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (left) in an undisclosed location onboard the presidential aircraft. (HANDOUT / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) ANKARA – Turkish army will continue responding […]