Gulf Times - political-crisis
Madagascar to hold presidential vote in November

Madagascar to hold presidential vote in November

The Indian Ocean island nation has been in the grip of a growing stand-off over proposed electoral reforms that triggered mass protests.

Armenia's acting PM rejects talks with opposition leader

Armenia's acting PM rejects talks with opposition leader

Armenia's acting head of government Karen Karapetyan on Friday rebuffed talks proposed by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan who says he is the only possible candidate for prime minister.

Maldives warns India against interfering as ties fray

Maldives warns India against interfering as ties fray

The Maldives has warned India against interfering in its political crisis, deepening a rift with the country once seen as its closest ally.

Maldives declares state of emergency as crisis deepens

Maldives declares state of emergency as crisis deepens

The move gives sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects, and comes amid a tense standoff between the Supreme Court and the government.

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.