Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban has lambasted as “unacceptable and unjustified” the decision made by ExxonMobil, an American oil and gas corporation giant, to evacuate dozens of its foreign staff from the Arab country.
Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, a key figure of the European far-right, resigned on Saturday after explosive revelations from a hidden camera sting, just days before key EU elections.
South Korea's chief economic policymaker on Wednesday called on the National Assembly to swiftly pass the 6.7 trillion-won ($5.8 billion) extra budget bill, as Asia's fourth-largest economy is facing downside risks.
On another day of provocative action in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, the Israeli minister of agriculture and rural development, Uri Ariel, along with dozens of settlers have toured the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Iran’s minister of roads and urban development said on Tuesday that recent floods have caused a total of 30,000 billion rials (nearly $715m at the official rate set by the government) damage to the country’s infrastructure including roads and bridges.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has censured latest "reckless" and "highly offensive" remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of a mass shooting which killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques, warning that he consider "all options" considering bilateral relations with Ankara.
Britain's Home Secretary (Interior Minister) Sajid Javid has said social media companies must take action to stop violent extremism on their channels after Friday's massacre by an Australian white supremacist at two mosques in New Zealand.