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Indonesian minister tests positive for coronavirus

Jakarta - Indonesia's transport minister is in intensive care after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, an official said Saturday, as schools and tourist attractions were ordered to close over the health threat.

Iran's deputy health minister says he has coronavirus

Tehran - Iran's deputy health minister confirmed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic.

Putin picks little-known tax chief for prime minister

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed the little-known head of Russia's tax service Mikhail Mishustin for the post of prime minister, the Kremlin said.

Former Bolivia minister leaves Mexican embassy, faces charges

La Paz - A former Bolivian minister who took refuge inside the Mexican ambassador's residence in La Paz has returned to his home and been placed under investigation for corruption.

Japan blasts 'unjustifiable' Ghosn's escape

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan is "unjustifiable" and he is thought to have left the country using "illegal methods", the Japanese justice minister said Sunday, in the first official public comments on the case.

Palestinian minister hits back at Israeli annexation talk

Warsaw - The Palestinian foreign minister on Monday called for sanctions on Israel if it starts to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.But Riyad al-Maliki also questioned whether Israel was a "holy cow" no one dare touch.

Thai lawmakers elect junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha as PM

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha was elected late Wednesday as the kingdom's first civilian prime minister since the 2014 coup he led, in a vote by a parliament stacked with appointed allies of the conservative, arch-royalist army.

Pakistan's finance minister resigns ahead of IMF deal

Islamabad - Pakistan's finance minister Asad Umar has stepped down, he announced Thursday, with no replacement yet named as Islamabad seeks a crucial bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Atenas - Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit Friday after the deadliest wildfires in Greek history, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Atenas - Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit Friday after scores died in wildfires near Athens last month, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Nicaragua 'coup has failed', Ortega ally says

Apo - Nicaragua's government has defeated a "coup", a senior minister told AFP in an interview Wednesday after months of deadly protests in the Central American country against President Daniel Ortega.

Calls for Spain minister to quit over rape trial comment

Madrid - Spanish magistrates called Monday for the justice minister to resign after he cast doubt on the competence of one of the judges who acquitted five men of gang rape in a case that sparked nationwide protests.

Bashir fires Sudan foreign minister

Khartoum - President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday fired Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, state media reported, after he said that Sudanese diplomats abroad had been unpaid for months.

Argentina's Macri backs minister who keeps his millions abroad

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri on Friday backed his under-fire energy minister who admitted keeping his millions outside Argentina because he lacked faith in the economy.

German anti-Nazi crusader Heiko Maas to become foreign minister

Berlin - Germany's designated next foreign minister Heiko Maas is a sharp dresser with a steely edge who has become the nemesis of far-right and online giants spreading hate speech.

Dutch FM to face MPs after lying about Putin meeting

Den Haag - Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra was in hot water Monday after admitting he lied about attending a controversial 2006 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Brazilian public security 'broken:' minister

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's defense minister said Wednesday that the country's public security system is "broken" as gunmen fought with officers in a huge Rio de Janeiro slum, shutting down a major highway.

Spain on guard 24/7 to stop Puigdemont return: minister

Madrid - Spain's interior minister said Tuesday that troops were on alert 24/7 to prevent sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont from sneaking home from exile even "in the boot of a car".

British PM calls for action after lawmaker sex toys allegations

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called for tougher rules governing MPs' conduct after a government minister was accused of asking his secretary to buy sex toys.

Bangladesh minister speaks of 'genocide' in Myanmar's Rakhine

Dhaka - Bangladesh's foreign minister said Sunday that genocide was being waged in Myanmar's violence-racked Rakhine state, triggering an exodus of nearly 300,000 Muslim Rohingya to his country."The international community is saying it is a genocide.

Kenya's interior minister dies in hospital: govt

Nairobi - Kenya's government on Saturday announced the death of Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery at a hospital in the capital Nairobi.

Qatar calls for 'dialogue' to resolve Gulf crisis

London - Qatar's foreign minister called for "dialogue" on Wednesday to resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, accusing Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar of trying to undermine the nation's sovereignty.

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Doha - Qatar on Wednesday condemned Saudi Arabia's refusal to negotiate the demands of the kingdom and its allies for ending a crippling embargo on the emirate.

Qatar won't back down in face of pressure: minister

Doha - Far from backing down in the face of unprecedented pressure from Gulf rivals, Qatar's foreign minister said Thursday that no other country could determine its policies.

Second Macron minister under scrutiny after ethics claims

Paris - France's European affairs minister took legal action Tuesday after becoming the second member of new President Emmanuel Macron's inner circle to be caught up in an ethics scandal.

Fascist salutes as Franco minister is buried

Madrid - Mourners raised their arms in a fascist salute as one of the last ministers to serve under former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, Jose Utrera Molina, was buried Saturday.

UK minister voices support for Gibraltar in Madrid talks

London - Brexit minister David Davis voiced Britain's "steadfast" support for Gibraltar in talks with Spain's foreign minister in Madrid on Monday amid a bitter sovereignty row over the tiny outcrop.

Brazilian court approves Temer's ministerial pick

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an ally of President Michel Temer can be a government minister despite allegations that his promotion was to protect him from a corruption probe.

Brazilian judge bars Temer ministerial pick

Bras - A Brazilian court barred a close ally of President Michel Temer from taking a ministerial position Wednesday because he has been implicated in a corruption probe.

Gulen network 'behind' killing of Russian ambassador: Turkish FM

Istanbul - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday blamed the group of exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen for the assassination of Russia's ambassador in Ankara, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.
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