The separatist party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is facing an arrest warrant issued by Spain, said Sunday that they wanted him as candidate for regional elections on December 21.
Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence yesterday that three party groups trying to form a new German government can reach a coalition deal, despite scepticism from her would-be allies.
An Iraqi military delegation is preparing to take control of the Kurdistan region border with Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Tuesday.
China's largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect the national anthem or flag in public, while an existing anthem law will be applied in Hong Kong, state media said on Tuesday.
Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation, has announced the winners of the Qatar Sustainability Awards 2017, at a gala dinner sponsored by Tadmur Holding.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was ready to step down in a couple of years time and his successor is likely already in the cabinet but a clear choice has yet to emerge.