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Kuwait ruler, long-time diplomat Sheikh Sabah, dies aged 91

Kuwait ruler, long-time diplomat Sheikh Sabah, dies aged 91

Kuwait was plunged into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and a humanitarian champion.

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Macron accuses leaders of stoking civil war threat in Lebanon
Lebanon

Macron accuses leaders of stoking civil war threat in Lebanon

Australia's ambassador to Lebanon, Rebekah Grindlay, says the country faces a crisis unless its political leaders set aside self-interest.

  • by Bevan Shields
Civilian named as interim PM for post-coup Mali
Mali

Civilian named as interim PM for post-coup Mali

It comes after a retired colonel was sworn in as president, and coup-leader Colonel Assimi Goita as vice-president.

  • by Cheick Diouara and Tiemoko Diallo
Lebanon's prime minister-designate resigns after failure to form government
Lebanon

Lebanon's prime minister-designate resigns after failure to form government

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
Imran Khan accuses India of sponsoring Muslim hate
Religion

Imran Khan accuses India of sponsoring Muslim hate

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
Bolsonaro's approval rating jumps amid pandemic cash incentives
Coronavirus pandemic

Bolsonaro's approval rating jumps amid pandemic cash incentives

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
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Australia's allies ready to sanction Belarus officials
Corruption

Australia's allies ready to sanction Belarus officials

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
Maduro calls on UN members to rally against sanctions on his allies
Venezuela crisis

Maduro calls on UN members to rally against sanctions on his allies

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
Malaysian leadership on the brink of a new crisis
Malaysia

Malaysian leadership on the brink of a new crisis

Anwar Ibrahim could be on the brink of achieving his long-held ambition to be prime minister, but the king could also order a fresh election.

  • by James Massola
Officials say Netanyahu brings his dirty laundry to White House - literally
Israel

Officials say Netanyahu brings his dirty laundry to White House - literally

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
Opposition Leader Anwar claims 'formidable' majority to govern
Malaysia

Opposition Leader Anwar claims 'formidable' majority to govern

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