Fervent Catalan secessionist Quim Torra was sworn Thursday as the restive Spanish region's new leader, with his demands for an independent Catalonia set to prolong a standoff with Spain's national government.
A small Catalan separatist party said on Sunday it would abstain in a second vote to elect a regional leader paving the way for pro-independence candidate Quim Torra to secure a majority and form a government.
Leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has left the Gaza Strip for talks with Egyptian authorities ahead of planned protests against the official inauguration of the US embassy in the occupied Palestinians city of Jerusalem al-Quds.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China for the second time in two months ahead of an expected summit with US President Donald Trump, less than a month after Pyongyang declared that it would suspend its nuclear and missile tests and dismantle a nuclear test site.
On the occasion of International Labor Day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited an exhibition of Iranian goods and praised the quality of domestically-made products on Monday.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by arrogant powers thanks to the teachings of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by arrogant powers over the past four decades by relying on the teachings of the Quran.