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President Vladimir Putin has described mass protests held at the weekend demanding the release of Alexey Navalny as illegal and dangerous, as he faces mounting pressure from the West and thousands of Russians over the leading Kremlin critic’s arrest. Putin on Monday
Brexit and the COVID-19 crisis have weakened the ties that bind England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, says ex-Labour PM Gordon Brown. Unless the United Kingdom is fundamentally reformed, it could swiftly become a failed state because of rising concerns that the
Ankara, Turkey – Two years ago, relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia stood at one of the lowest points in the history of the two regional powers following the murder in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. His killing in October 2018 at
Iran’s foreign ministry says it has sought more information from Indonesia on its tanker, which has been accused of illegal transfer of oil. Tehran, Iran – Iran requested more information from the Indonesian government on Monday on the seizure of one of
Ryu Hyun Woo, who was the acting ambassador in Kuwait, is thought to have claimed asylum in 2019. A senior North Korean diplomat who was acting ambassador to Kuwait defected to the South with his family in 2019, it emerged in reports
Continuity expected as Vietnam seeks to balance China and the United States. Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party gathers for its first national congress since 2016 later on Monday with a mission to select new leaders and shape policy for the next five years.
At least 300 out of the 500 members of the National Assembly’s lower house have signed the motion. A majority in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s lower house of parliament filed a motion of no confidence in the prime minister, a
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dismissed the legislature in December, accusing members of his own party of noncooperation. Three former Nepali prime ministers joined thousands of demonstrators on Friday to protest against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s abrupt move to dissolve Parliament
Supporters of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny plan to hold demonstrations throughout Russia over his recent arrest. Russian authorities have arrested several of Alexey Navalny’s closest allies, including the leading Kremlin critic’s spokeswoman, ahead of planned weekend protests over his recent arrest. Navalny,