Kuwait was plunged into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and a humanitarian champion.
Australia's ambassador to Lebanon, Rebekah Grindlay, says the country faces a crisis unless its political leaders set aside self-interest.
- by Bevan Shields
Mustapha Adib's announcement nearly a month after he was appointed to the job has dealt a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country.
- by Zeina Karam
He also criticised other countries' "targeting of Muslims" in the "name of free speech" but stopped short of faulting China for persecuting Uighurs.
- by Munir Ahmed and Aya Batrawy
The number of Brazilians that rate his government as great or good has risen, while those that view it as bad or terrible has dropped.
- by Anthony Boadle
The UK, the West and the world cannot sit idle while the Belarusian people’s democratic and human rights are violated so brutally, says the UK Foreign Minister.
- by Latika Bourke
In a speech he could only have delivered remotely as a trip to New York could have meant arrest, the Venezuelan President called on countries to "defend peace".
- by Luc Cohen
The clothes are cleaned for the Prime Minister free of charge by the US staff, a perk that is available to all foreign leaders but sparingly taken up.
- by John Hudson
If Anwar Ibrahim wins the leadership of Malaysia it would be the culmination of a 22-year-long struggle, including almost 10 years in jail.
- by Joseph Sipalan