UK Parliament suspension “unlawful”, rules Supreme Court

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended the United Kingdom's Parliament, the country's highest court has ruled. The suspension was "unlawful, void and of no effect", the UK's Supreme Court concluded on Tuesday.…

Political outsiders head to Tunisia’s elections runoff

Tunisia's elections advanced to a runoff on Tuesday between a jailed media mogul and a socially conservative academic, according to final results from the electoral commission. Both have branded themselves political outsiders in a…

Tunisia gears up for electing new president

Tunisia is holding its second free presidential poll since the 2011 uprising that toppled ex-president Ben Ali and sparked the Arab Spring. It was brought forward from November after the death in July of Beji Caid Essebsi, the first…

After Taliban, US to enter talks with Yemen’s Houthis

The Trump administration is preparing to initiate direct talks with Iran-backed Houthi forces in Yemen in an effort to end the four-year-old war, a conflict that has become a volatile front line in the conflict with Tehran, according to…

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announces resignation

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced his resignation. Conte's move preempted a confidence vote that had been expected to take place on Tuesday, 12 days after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called for such a motion.…

Tunisia announces approval of 26 presidential candidates

Tunisia’s electoral commission said on Wednesday it had approved 26 candidates including two women for next month’s presidential election, rejecting 71 other applicants. The September 15 vote follows the death last month of Beji Caid…

Tunisian dancer runs for president, wants to ban hijab

Tunisian dancer, Nermine Sfar, has announced her intention to stand for president, unveiling a controversial electoral programme for the country’s polls due on September 15. The 21-year-old artist, known for her risque shows, has said…

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