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Iraq bans two major Kurdish TV channels over inciting hatred, violence

The Baghdad-based Communication and Media Commission on Sunday imposed the ban the two channels, both of which are close to regional president Massoud Barzani’s...

Kabul Municipality takes over management of city’s traffic

KABUL: Management of Kabul's Traffic Department, which was under the Ministry of Interior (MoI), has been officially handed over to the Kabul Municipality here...

Parliament reject president Ghani’s decree on population law

KABUL: The lower house of parliament (Wolesi Jirga) on Monday rejected a legislative decree on amendment of the population registration law. The Ministry of Justice...

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant against finance minister

A Pakistani anti-corruption court issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday after he failed to appear before a scheduled hearing. Dar...

Tajikistan uses Interpol red notice on Mirzorahim Kuzov

A senior member of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), which was banned by the government in August 2015, could be forced to...

Kazakhstan to switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a decree to switch the country's official alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin. The president's office on Friday announced that...

Spain in crisis: Long live the Catalan Republic?

In a way, what happened yesterday at the Catalan Parliament was the second act of a drama that started during the session on the eve...

FIFA will not take action on Israeli settlement teams

International football's governing body has announced that it will not take a position on the future of six Israeli football clubs based in illegal...

Norway defies Trump, enters $4-billion deal with Iran

"Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and this is proof that we have taken the opening very seriously,...

Saudi Arabia seeking foothold in Iraq

The kingdom on Saturday sent its Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih to Baghdad to look for avenues to boost cooperation over oil market issues. Al-Falih delivered...

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