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TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan

TURKEY POLITICS: Qatar Isolation Violates Islamic Values: Erdogan

“It’s as if a death penalty decision has been taken for Qatar,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighbouring states.

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PANAMA POLITICS: Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Backs ‘One China’ Policy

PANAMA POLITICS: Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Backs ‘One China’ Policy

“We strongly condemn Beijing for manipulating the so-called ‘one China’ policy to continue to suppress Taiwan’s international space through various means,” the presidential office said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Denies He Wants G20 to Drop Paris Pact Mention

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Denies He Wants G20 to Drop Paris Pact Mention

“We will not let climate policy, or indeed international policy, (be) dictated by any country,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told legislators.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: US Senators Oppose Trump’s Bid to Sell Fighter Jets to Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: US Senators Oppose Trump’s Bid to Sell Fighter Jets to Nigeria

Cory Booker, Rand Paul expressed concern Nigeria’s acquisition of the aircraft would “spur unrest, violence particularly north-eastern part of the country.”

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UK POLITICS: Queen’s Speech Confusion ‘Utter Humiliation’ for Theresa May: Farron

UK POLITICS: Queen’s Speech Confusion ‘Utter Humiliation’ for Theresa May: Farron

Tim Farron Liberal Democrat, said: “This is an utter humiliation for Theresa May. It is time to stop trying to cling to power and time to admit enough is enough.”

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USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

Sessions, supporter of Trump’s election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on Russia issue. The matter has dogged the Republican president’s early months in office.

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USA POLITICS: Democrats to Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

USA POLITICS: Democrats to Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

Trump has accused his Democratic opponents of “judge shopping,” even threatening to “break up” the unruly court that oppose his anti-immigration policies.

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GUINEA POLITICS: Alpha Conde Offers to Mediate in Gulf Crisis

GUINEA POLITICS: Alpha Conde Offers to Mediate in Gulf Crisis

“I would like to affirm my readiness as president of African Union and of Muslim country to work to find peaceful solution,” Conde wrote to King Salman.

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QATAR POLITICS: Revealed! Qatar Hosted Taliban on US Request: Qatari Official

QATAR POLITICS: Revealed! Qatar Hosted Taliban on US Request: Qatari Official

Taliban opened a “political office” in Qatar in 2013, but the Qatari government later shut it down. Taliban leaders are still said to be in Doha, however.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

The accusations referred to the vote won by Dilma Rousseff with Mr Temer as her running mate. He replaced her when she was impeached last year.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia May Allow Some Qataris to Stay

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Saudi Arabia May Allow Some Qataris to Stay

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates say they may allow some Qatari nationals to stay in their countries as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home amid a diplomatic crisis.

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UK POLITICS: Downing Street Made Statement on DUP Deal in Error

UK POLITICS: Downing Street Made Statement on DUP Deal in Error

Ruth Davidson is unhappy about a deal with DUP because of it’s opposition to gay marriage and abortion and other policy clashes with Conservatives.

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UK POLITICS: Humiliated and Alone Theresa May Top Advisers Quit

UK POLITICS: Humiliated and Alone Theresa May Top Advisers Quit

Theresa May’s aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced on Saturday they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) — considering charges that Temer’s election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money — voted 4-3 to acquit the embattled center-right president.

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TANZANIA POLITICS: Tanzania Budget Tops Three East African Community (EAC)

TANZANIA POLITICS: Tanzania Budget Tops Three East African Community (EAC)

Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango presented 31.7tri/- budget, beating by far his Rwanda and Ugandan counterparts, Claver Gatete and Matia Kasaija.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Targets Illegal Immigrants Who Were Given Reprieves from Deportation by Obama

USA POLITICS: Trump Targets Illegal Immigrants Who Were Given Reprieves from Deportation by Obama

Trump administration has moved to reopen the cases of hundreds of illegal immigrants who, like Velasquez, had been given a reprieve from deportation, according to government data and court documents reviewed by Reuters and interviews with immigration lawyers.

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UK POLITICS: Strong and Stable to Weak and Unstable: Theresa May Clinging to Power and Backlash from Conservative MPs

UK POLITICS: Strong and Stable to Weak and Unstable: Theresa May Clinging to Power and Backlash from Conservative MPs

Conservative MP, Heidi Allen, predicted she would be gone in six months. Other Conservative MPs are taking soundings about removing Mrs May in the autumn.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer

Temer took over in 2016 after Rousseff was impeached. But if the court rules against him, he too may be forced to step down, plunging Brazil into its second leadership crisis in just over a year.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki to Tribunal: Dismiss False Assets Declaration Charges Against Him

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki to Tribunal: Dismiss False Assets Declaration Charges Against Him

Saraki told the Tribunal that from the 18-count charges and the totality of evidence adduced by the government witnesses, he had not been linked in any way with the allegations against him.

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