Iraqi prime minister visits Tehran to push for Iran-Saudi talks
28 June 2022 | 10:33 am
Baghdad is hoping to revive talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the deadly confrontation in Yemen. Diplomatic ties between Tehran and Riyadh have been non-existent for years.
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Roads leading to Pakistan's capital Islamabad have been blocked in an effort to stop a rally called by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. He has been leading a convoy from his power base in the north of Pakistan to the capital, in hopes of returning to power.
Thailand's Constitutional Court has suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from office. The court will hear a legal challenge that could see him thrown out months before an expected general election.
As quickly as Baghdad erupted, Moqtada al-Sadr's supporters went home. All it took was a word from the leader, a demonstration of force by the populist Shiite cleric as protracted coalition-building in Iraq spills over into a power play with neighbouring Iran. Can Sadr stare down pressure from across the border? His umpteenth announcement on Monday that he was quitting politics was the signal for clashes that killed at least 30 people.
The UK is set to learn whether Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will succeed Boris Johnson as the next prime minister. The new Conservative Party head faces a long and pricey to-do list, including the cost-of-living crisis.
Liz Truss has finally succeeded Boris Johnson as the become the United Kingdom's new prime minister, who resigned in July after a series of scandals. Truss, 47, defeated rival Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership contest, and she follows Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May as the third female British Premier Minister.
Mass protests have broken out across the Islamic nation amid public rage over the death of a young woman who had been arrested by the "morality police."
Charismatic right-wing populist Giorgia Meloni is reaching for power in Italy, scoring points with simple messages and nationalist slogans. Her party’s fascist legacy has progressives worried.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Iraq's Foreign inister Fuad Hussein said he was hoping to host a meeting in Baghdad between the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Hussein said that after five meetings between intelligence officials of the two rival powers in recent months, it was time to upgrade and have the two top diplomats meet in person.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said that his country had concerns about a possible revived nuclear deal between Western powers and Iran, especially over IAEA inspections. However, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said that even a flawed deal was better than no deal.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has named his son and heir Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid as defense minister in a Cabinet reshuffle.
The ex-opposition politician and former journalist replaces Albert Pahimi Padacke, who was appointed after President Mahamat Idriss Deby seized power in the wake of his father's death.
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation less than seven weeks after taking the position after her failed tax-cutting budget spurred market turmoil and led to a lack of confidence within her party. Truss was appointed prime minister on September 6.
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