Category: Minister

Armenia: Nikol Pashinyan elected as unusual prime minister 0

Armenia: Nikol Pashinyan elected as unusual prime minister

Armenia’s parliament has elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as new prime minister, two weeks after Serzh Sargsyan resigned following widespread anti-government demonstrations. Pashinyan’s so-called Velvet Revolution has exercised true people power – the ability to conjure up a storm of support on request. His protest movement began with a march of non-violence on March 31, demanding Sargsyan to step…

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Why are Armenians protesting in opposition to the brand new top minister?

The political situation in Armenia remains “fragile”, according to analysts, as mass protests continue in the capital, Yerevan, for the seventh consecutive day. The protests began on April 13 after Armenia’s ruling Republican Party nominated former President Serzh Sargsyan for the prime minister’s post earlier this month. Many Armenians do not want to see Sargsyan as…

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Turkish Cypriots to reciprocate Greek Cypriot gas moves: minister

A Turkish Cypriot minister has vowed to keep on taking reciprocal steps against what he called unilateral Greek Cypriot moves to explore and exploit gas reserves off Cyprus. “We will continue to monitor the Greek Cypriot actions on the hydrocarbon issue and take balancing moves in order to protect the legitimate rights of the Turkish…

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Who will almost certainly be Ethiopia’s next high minister?

Hailemariam Desalegn’s snap resignation as Ethiopia’s prime minister last week set off a dramatic chain of events in a country that has seen mass, anti-government protests for several years. A state of emergency order soon followed the announcement, plunging Ethiopia even further into a state of political uncertainty. As it prepares to replace Hailemariam as…

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Qatar’s emir to again Gulf summit: foreign minister

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend a key summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Kuwait this week, according to Qatar’s foreign minister. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Sunday that Qatar’s leader had accepted the invitation to attend the two-day event held in Kuwait City starting on…

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Rwanda also can take hang of 10,000 refugees from Israel: Minister

The foreign affairs minister of Rwanda has confirmed the country is in negotiations with Israel to take in as many as 10,000 African asylum seekers, according to a local Rwandan newspaper. In an interview with The New Times, Louise Mushikiwabo said the two countries have yet to reach an agreement on how many asylum seekers currently…