Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former prime minister and loyalist of Algeria’s influential army chief, has been elected the country’s new president in a vote boycotted by members of a vibrant nationwide protest movement, electoral authorities announced Friday.
President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that will extend funding for a wide range of federal agencies through December 20 and avoid partial government shutdowns that otherwise would have begun on Friday.
Catalan President Quim Torra arrived at the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia Monday to stand trial for refusing to remove pro-independence symbols from public buildings during the 2019 Spanish general and EU elections.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his administration recognizes people’s right to hold protests against a recent government decision to ration gasoline, emphasizing, however, that nobody will be allowed to spread insecurity in the society.
Courts in Turkey have handed down life sentences to a total of 2,327 defendants, including senior military officers, on charges of involvement in the failed July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has formally expressed support for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam, saying he has a “high degree of trust” in her to handle anti-government unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.