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  • Sudan's Bashir to skip Trump-Muslim summit

    May 19, 2017 1:03 PM 11

    Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, will not join an Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia with US President Donald Trump, his office said on Friday. "President Omar al-Bashir has apologised to King Salman of Saudi Arabia for being unable to attend the Riyadh summit," a statement from his office carried

  • Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor’s abdication

    May 19, 2017 12:57 PM 9

    By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Tokyo, Japan, May 19 – The Japanese government on Friday approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries. The bill is likely to receive swift final approval in parliament, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said after Prime Minister

  • Emperor Akihito: Japan's government approves abdication bill

    May 19, 2017 12:57 PM 4

    Japan's government has approved a one-off bill which, if passed, will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate. The 83-year-old emperor said last year that his age and health were making it hard for him to fulfil his official duties. But there is no provision under existing law for him to abdicate and be succeeded by Crown Prince Naruhito. The bill will now pass to the parliament

  • Japan's ageing emperor's abdication is approved amid worries of a succession crisis as eldest granddaughter, 25, is set to become a commoner when she marries her college sweetheart

    May 19, 2017 12:57 PM 1

    The Japanese government has approved Emperor Akihito's abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in the first such case in two centuries. The one-off bill, signed off by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet, has sparked a possible succession crisis in the same week that his eldest granddaughter Princess Mako gave up her place in the Palace by agreeing

  • Churo Amaya MCA Thomas Minito found dead at Ol Donyo Sabuk

    May 19, 2017 8:57 AM 2

    Missing Churo Amaya ward MCA Thomas Minito from Baringo county who has been missing for the last five days found dead at Ol Donyo Sabuk bridge, Athi River. The body of the slain MCA was found under the bridge by a boda boda operator who alerted the police. It is suspected that he was killed elsewhere and the dumped at the scene, police said. His body had a head injury

  • Kim's missile developers receive a hero's parade as North Korea celebrates the launch of its longest-range rocket yet in huge step forward in creating a nuke that can hit America

    May 19, 2017 7:59 AM 1

    Thousands of men lined the streets of Pyongyang to give scientists and workers behind North Korea's latest missile test a hero's welcome. Pictures from the despotic state showed hundreds of developers wearing military garb and saluting giant statues of late leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il that dominate the centre of the capital. Others showed residents

  • Brexit Bulletin: Deal or No Deal

    May 19, 2017 7:04 AM 4

    The Conservative Party’s manifesto for government, released on Thursday, outlined a hard Brexit in which the U.K. will leave the European Union’s single market and “reduce and control” migration from the bloc. It also revived the warning that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” The prime minister thus called on voters to give her the freedom to walk away from negotiations

  • AP Explains: Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

    May 19, 2017 5:25 AM 3

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iranians vote Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country's clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader? At the heart of Iran's complex power-sharing government created after its 1979 Islamic Revolution

  • The Iranian presidential election: What you need to know

    May 19, 2017 3:16 AM 4

    Voting is set to begin as Iran chooses its next president. Whether incumbent Hassan Rouhani is re-elected or not could have a significant impact on international politics. Iranians are set to vote in a presidential election could significantly shape the future of the country. Some 63,000 polling stations across the country were scheduled to open at 8 am local

  • Trump claims 'witch hunt,' says he's most hounded president in history

    May 18, 2017 11:34 PM 1

    Brimming with resentment, President Donald Trump fervently denied on Thursday that his campaign had collaborated with Russia or that he'd tried to kill an FBI probe of the issue, contending that "even my enemies" recognize his innocence and declaring himself the most unfairly hounded president in history. Asked point-blank if he'd done anything that might