15 Sep 2021

Haiti Prosecutor Seeks Charges Against Prime Minister in President’s Assassination

On Tuesday, leading Haitian prosecutor Ben-Ford Claude called on Judge Garry Orélien to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in connection with the July assassination of former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. The Prime Minister fired the prosecutor in the latest updates to the assassination story that has deepened the country’s political

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10 Sep 2021

Lebanon gets new government amid deepening crisis

Over a year after the previous administration quit a new government has been announced in Lebanon. Lebanon’s richest man, Najib Mikati, became prime minister and the rest of the cabinet was named as well. The appointments end months of political standstill in Lebanon. After the resignation of the previous prime

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03 Sep 2021

Yoshihide Suga announces intention to step down after less than a year as Japan’s Prime Minister

On Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced he will not run in the forthcoming leadership election for his party. This announcement effectively cedes the position and opens the race to other candidates after he has been prime minister for less than a year. Suga assumed the position last September

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21 Jul 2021

Haiti Inaugurates New Leader Two Weeks After President’s Assassination

Ariel Henry has become the new prime minister of Haiti as of Tuesday, just two weeks after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The country is beginning to hold official ceremonies to mourn the former leader. The police have reportedly widened the list of suspects in his killing. Henry, a

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16 Jul 2021

Lebanon’s Hariri steps down as prime minister-designate pushing crisis-ridden country further into uncertainty

Almost nine months after he was tasked with forming the country’s new government, Lebanon’s Prime Minister- designate Saad Hariri has stepped down. Lebanon President Michel Aoun had not accepted the latest Cabinet lineup on Thursday after Hariri had submitted the proposal. The unlikelihood of the president agreeing to the proposal

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09 Jul 2021

Political Crisis in Haiti Deepens Over Rival Claims to Power

Two competing prime ministers claimed the right to run Haiti as the political situation intensified on Thursday. The power struggle began after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in his home on Wednesday. Haiti’s interim prime minister, Claude Joseph has taken control of the police and army and declared a

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28 Jun 2021

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven resigns in wake of no-confidence vote

On Monday, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that he had submitted his notice of resignation, allowing the parliament’s speaker to find a new premier. The announcement comes after the Social Democrat leader lost a vote of no-confidence last week in the parliament after the Left party withdrew his support.

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14 Jun 2021

Israel’s new prime minister is sworn in, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year grip on power

On Sunday, Naftali Bennett was sworn into office as prime minister after winning a confidence vote by just one vote. Mr. Bennett’s assumption of office ends a 12-year reign for former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was the country’s longest-serving leader. After four elections in just two years attempting to

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13 May 2021

Nepal tries to form a new government as its Covid-19 crisis deepens

 Nepal’s Prime Minister was forced to step down after public anger over his response to a second wave of Covid-19. K. P. Sharma Oli lost a vote of confidence on Monday and was removed from his seat. One month ago, Nepal was reporting 10 Covid-19 cases a day, but on

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07 May 2021

Pakistani Prime Minister Khan visits Saudi Arabia to reset ties

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is making an effort to reset relations with Saudi Arabia after tensions in recent years. Khan arrived in Riyadh on Friday is the beginning of a three-day visit. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman invited Khan in a significant move. Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar

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