Fresh news Lebanon set to cut ministers' pay as protests engulf country Lebanon's cabinet is expected to approve reforms including halving ministers' wages on Monday in a bid to ease an economic crisis and defuse protests that have been the biggest show of dissent against the ruling elite in decades.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT Hong Kong leader apologizes for mosque incident after day of violence Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized to the city's Muslim community on Monday after police fired a water cannon at a major mosque during operations on Sunday night to quell violent pro-democracy protests in the Asian financial hub.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will again try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the European Union.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT UK PM Johnson on right side of the law over Brexit delay letter: lawyer British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the right side of the law after he reluctantly sent a letter requesting a Brexit delay at his opponents' behest, a lawyer who has worked on high-profile cases challenging the government said on Monday.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT Rioting migrants torch cars, injure policeman at Maltese holding center Rioting migrants in Malta set at least five staff cars on fire and injured a policeman in their holding center as they demanded their freedom.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT Lebanon's Aoun: protests show 'people's pain', corruption charges not all fair Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said on Monday that protests gripping the country showed "people's pain" but that accusing all politicians of corruption equally was not fair.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States' longest war.
House speaker Pelosi makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan U. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT Spanish PM to visit Barcelona, criticizes regional chief Spain's acting prime minister said he would visit Barcelona on Monday to see police injured in protests that have racked Catalonia and accused the region's pro-separatist leader of failing in his duties.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT Indonesia president targets 'innovative' cabinet, taps Gojek CEO Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he wanted "innovative" ministers in his cabinet for a second term, as the co-founder of tech startup Gojek said he would join and a former chairman of Inter Milan soccer club was tipped for a post.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT China's defence minister says resolving 'Taiwan question' is national priority China's defence minister, Wei Fenghe, said on Monday that resolving the "Taiwan question" is his country's "greatest national interest", and that no force could prevent China's "reunification".
Mon, 21 Oct GMT Gojek CEO quits to join Indonesian cabinet, replacements named Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned to join Indonesia's cabinet, and the ride-hailing and payments company said two senior officials would jointly take over running operations of the billion firm.
Mon, 21 Oct GMT Lebanon's Hariri agrees to reforms amid nationwide protests over economic crisis Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri agreed on Sunday a package of reforms with government partners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked protests aimed at ousting a ruling elite seen as riddled with corruption and cronyism.
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