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Deputy prime ministers take oath before Emir

Deputy prime ministers take oath before Emir

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.

Emir performs rain prayer

Emir performs rain prayer

A number of Their Excellencies, Sheikhs and Ministers, HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council, his Deputy and members of the Council, as well as a gathering of citizens also performed the rain prayer.

Saudi arrests hailed as 'decisive' anti-graft sweep

Saudi arrests hailed as 'decisive' anti-graft sweep

Prominent billionaire Al-Waleed bin Talal was among the 11 princes arrested late on Saturday, reports said.

Modi expands ministry with eye on performance, elections

Modi expands ministry with eye on performance, elections

The rejig of the council of ministers, which also saw the exit of six members, is being seen as an attempt by Modi to improve the performance of his government as the 2019 general elections near.

Swedish PM reshuffles government after data scandal

Swedish PM reshuffles government after data scandal

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Thursday reshuffled his minority left-green government in response to a scandal over the outsourcing of IT services, shunning the more drastic option of calling an early election.

Gulf States ministers meet to discuss airspace logjam

Gulf States ministers meet to discuss airspace logjam

Gulf states transport ministers and aviation officials kicked off a meeting on Thursday at the UN aviation agency's headquarters in Montreal to discuss the airspace standoff ...

Irish PM to step down, succession contest begins

Irish PM to step down, succession contest begins

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he was stepping down as leader of the Fine Gael party on Wednesday, kicking off a succession contest between two younger ministers.

India bans red beacons on cars to end elitist culture

India bans red beacons on cars to end elitist culture

India said on Wednesday it will ban ministers and senior officials from using red beacons on their cars to cut through traffic, a longstanding privilege that has caused resentment and accusations of elitism.

Four Gambian ministers resign from Jammeh's government

Four Gambian ministers resign from Jammeh's government

Gambia's ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, as regional forces prepare to oust the veteran leader unless he steps down by Thursday.

ANC backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

ANC backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

South Africa's ruling African National Congress said on Tuesday its executive committee had stood by President Jacob Zuma in a debate called after media reported that four ministers had demanded his resignation.

Iraq MPs approve five new ministers after long delay

Iraq MPs approve five new ministers after long delay

Iraq's parliament on Monday approved five new ministers after months of delay and repeated setbacks to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's efforts to replace the cabinet, the speaker's office said.

Chinese, Japanese warplanes in close encounter

Chinese, Japanese warplanes in close encounter

Beijing and Tokyo were at loggerheads Tuesday over accusations Japanese warplanes locked their fire control radar onto Chinese aircraft, as state-run Chinese media said ...