Sri Lanka’s deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the United States and Japan had frozen more than a billion dollars of development aid after his abrupt dismissal raised doubts about the future of democracy in the island.
Thousands of Iranians chanting “Death to America” rallied on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy during the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the imminent reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil sector.
Already imprisoned, Shia opposition leader’s acquittal on spying charge overturned
Anxiety spreads in Iran over looming sanctions that were lifted in the 2015 nuclear deal.
Tourism and education ministers quit after flooding kills 21 people, most of whom were school children and teachers.
French territory in the South Pacific holds vote on independence from France after a 30-year decolonisation process.
Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended by three days the search for the victims and a black box from the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed last week, killing all 189 people on board.
A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered life sentences for three senior opposition members, overturning a previous acquittal on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called a “travesty of justice”.
The top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said on Sunday Iran would resist and defeat a U.S. “psychological war” and sanctions against its vital oil sector.
Riyadh has not offered a public explanation Prince Khaled’s arrest nor his release.