Gulf Times - political-crisis
PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

Hariri was referring to the crisis ignited by his decision to resign earlier this month. He announced the shock resignation from Saudi Arabia, which is locked in a tussle with Iran.

Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt ahead of return home

Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt ahead of return home

Hariri's visit to Cairo follows two weeks of deep uncertainty after he announced his resignation on November 4 in a speech from Saudi Arabia.

Lebanon believes Hariri held in Saudi Arabia: official

Lebanon believes Hariri held in Saudi Arabia: official

Saad al-Hariri resigned as prime minister on Saturday in a shock declaration read from Saudi Arabia, pitching Lebanon into deep political crisis.

Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit

Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit

Saad al-Hariri's resignation stunned Beirut's political establishment, brought down the coalition government and sparked a new political crisis.

Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain

Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of a unified Spain filled Barcelona's streets on Sunday in one of the biggest shows of force yet by the so-called silent majority that has watched as regional political leaders push for Catalan independence.

Spain warns Catalan leader ahead of independence showdown

Spain warns Catalan leader ahead of independence showdown

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont arrived at the regional parliament in Barcelona under the glare of cameras from around the world, ready to address lawmakers.

Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war: foreign minister

Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war: foreign minister

Peru fears Venezuela may be headed toward civil war as a political crisis deepens and its economy implodes under the rule of socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ...

Czech PM won't resign, but aims to fire finance minister

Czech PM won't resign, but aims to fire finance minister

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka abruptly changed tack in his battle to remove Finance Minister Andrej Babis on Friday, taking back a pledge to resign and instead seeking only the dismissal of his main political rival.

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out on Saturday from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.

Italian Prime Minister Renzi to resign on Friday

Italian Prime Minister Renzi to resign on Friday

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will hand in his resignation on Friday, a parliamentary source said, as President Sergio Mattarella seeks to slow the pace of an unfolding political crisis.

Haitians vote hoping to restore constitutional order

Haitians vote hoping to restore constitutional order

Haitians went to the polls Sunday to elect a president and members of the legislature in hopes of restoring constitutional order in the impoverished Caribbean country after more than a year of political crisis.

Iraqi leader says political crisis helps Islamic State attack

Iraqi leader says political crisis helps Islamic State attack

A political crisis in Iraq is hampering the fight against Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday after some of the bloodiest attacks on Baghdad this year.