Pakistan on alert as top court to rule in case that may oust PM

A ring of steel was placed around Pakistan’s Supreme Court Thursday ahead of a ruling on corruption allegations that could see the prime minister ousted from power after the Panama Papers linked his family to offshore businesses. Around 1,500 police commandoes and riot forces have been deployed around the court in Islamabad ahead of the highly-anticipated decision, expected in the […]

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Israeli police question PM over corruption allegations

Israeli police are questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegations, local media reported after police cars arrived at his residence Monday. The police team did not speak to journalists, but Israeli media said they are looking into suspicions that Netanyahu inappropriately accepted expensive gifts from two businessmen. The reports said the initial questioning, which began Monday evening, could last […]

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Romania gets new PM, ending political turmoil

Romania’s president on Friday named social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the nation’s new prime minister, bringing to a close weeks of uncertainty since the left won a parliamentary vote on December 11. The centre-right president Klaus Iohannis signed the official decree naming Grindeanu, a 43-year-old former communications minister, as the new premier. Grindeanu now faces a confidence vote in parliament on […]

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Libya PM Quits, Says He Was Targeted in Armed Attack

Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said in his statement he would not accept the premiership after a “traitorous attack” on his family and himself. His resignation comes less than a week after Libya’s parliament required him to form a new cabinet Libyan Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said Sunday he has decided to resign after he and his family were […]

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Singapore’s PM Vows to Track Down Anonymous

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong promised to track down hackers affiliated with the international hacktivist collective Anonymous on Wednesday, following the group’s threat that it would wage war against his government. “When somebody threatens to do harm to [Singapore’s information infrastructure], we take that very seriously and we will spare no effort to try and track down the culprits,” […]

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