Incumbent Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson was elected Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven last week and is on her way to becoming prime minister if she wins a parliamentary vote next week. Stockholm: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven resigned on Wednesday, paving the way for a gender-equitable country to finally haveContinue Reading

Northern Island’s health minister has sued Van Morrison, who has said the minister’s handling of Covid-19 restrictions was “very dangerous.” Paul Tweed, the lawyer for the health minister, Robin Swann, confirmed on Monday that a lawsuit had been filed. “Legal proceedings are now at an advanced stage, with an anticipatedContinue Reading

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Iraq survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence early Sunday, according to officials who said he was unharmed. Two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press that seven of Mr. al-Kadhimi’s security guards were injured in the attack, which involvedContinue Reading

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said he was unharmed after an attack on his home in the capital, Baghdad. Officials said his residence in the capital’s Green Zone was attacked by a drone loaded with explosives in an alleged assassination attempt. Earlier media reports said Mr. al-Kadhimi had been hospitalized.Continue Reading

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence early Sunday and officials said he was unharmed. The attack was a major escalation amid tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept last month’s parliamentary election results. Two IraqiContinue Reading

British officials, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and COP26 organizers have apologized to Israel’s energy minister after she was unable to attend Monday’s events because she could not access the venue in her wheelchair. Karine Elharrar, who has muscular dystrophy, arrived at one of the entrances to the event’s compoundContinue Reading

Karine Elharrar, Orna Barbivai and Meir Cohen from the Yesh Atid party arrive for consultations on the formation of a coalition government in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021. Amir Cohen/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Amir Cohen/Reuters Karine Elharrar, Orna Barbivai and Meir Cohen from the Yesh Atid party arrive forContinue Reading