The United Arab Emirates said it welcomes the participation of a number of ''brotherly and friendly states'' in the investigation of the ''sabotage operations'' that targeted four tankers near its territorial waters, the state-news agency WAM reported on Wednesday citing a foreign ministry statement.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his government to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if it refuses to accept the trash, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
The European Commission is following the debate in Britain about the country's planned exit from the European Union "closely and patiently", the EU executive's chief spokesman said on Wednesday.
Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is on course to win Thursday's European parliamentary election in the United Kingdom while pro-European Union parties remain divided.
Lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have begun a new push to oust her even earlier so that she doesn't have the chance to put her Brexit compromise plan to a vote in parliament, the BBC's political editor said.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, part of U.S. President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israel-Palestinian peace plan.
India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would retain power when general election votes are counted on Thursday.
Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48.
South Africa began swearing in its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, excluding President Cyril Ramaphosa's influential deputy David Mabuza, who put off taking up his seat to address accusations he had brought the ruling party into disrepute.
The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned as unacceptable an alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase U.S. Patriot missile systems instead.