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Kenyan government orders striking doctors to resume work

NAIROBI: The Kenyan government on Tuesday ordered striking medical staff to return to work and said it had withdrawn an offer of a 50 percent pay hike after the workers’ union became inflexible in their negotiations. It had offered the increase on condition the union called off the strike. “Consequently for failure to call off… Read More »

Romania government feels heat after record demonstrations

BUCHAREST: Romanian protesters on Monday (Feb 6) demanded their government quit, stepping up pressure after a week of demonstrations unparalleled in ferocity in the three decades since the end of communism. The seventh straight evening of protest came even after the left-wing government scrapped the measure that started it all: an emergency decree weakening anti-corruption… Read More »

Romania's leftist government of PM Grindeanu wins vote of confidence

BUCHAREST: Romania’s Social Democrat-led government of leftist Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu won a vote of confidence by a comfortable margin in parliament on Wednesday, marking the grouping’s return to power after a one-year break. The new cabinet which has outright majority in the legislature won 295 to 133, parliament’s ballot count data showed. (Reporting by… Read More »

Tanzanian ex-PM loses farm, accused by government of leaving land 'idle'

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli has revoked ownership of a large farm belonging to former prime minister Frederick Sumaye, because he left it ‘idle’, a local government official said. The move comes just months after the east African nation embarked on a national campaign to seize land left undeveloped… Read More »

Syrian government, allies advance before UN council votes

BEIRUT: Syrian government forces recaptured territory from insurgents in several western areas on Saturday as the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on rival French and Russian draft resolutions urging an immediate ceasefire. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russian air power and Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters on the ground, hold the upper hand… Read More »

Second boycotter says will rejoin Libya's UN-backed government

TRIPOLI: A member of the leadership of Libya’s U.N.-backed government who is close to powerful rival factions in the east of the country has said he will end his boycott of the Tripoli-based body. The decision by Ali Gatrani could strengthen the Government of National Accord (GNA), coming days after a second boycotting member of… Read More »

Spain's acting PM warns forming new government still 'a wish'

MADRID: Spain’s acting prime minister warned on Saturday (Aug27) that forming a government remained a “wish”, in downbeat comments ahead of a crunch parliamentary vote over the country’s political deadlock. Speaking to supporters of his conservative Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy also warned that the country’s economic recovery could be jeopardised if Spain once again… Read More »

Tunisia premier faces no-confidence vote over new government

TUNIS: Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid faces a vote of no confidence in parliament on Saturday after resisting the president’s proposal to help form a new unity government to push through economic reforms. Essid, a technocrat who came to office less than two years ago, has been under fire for slow progress on a financial… Read More »

Libya's UN backed government moves to tackle power cuts in key test

TRIPOLI: Libya’s U.N.-backed government is moving to tackle chronic power outages in a key test of the Tripoli-based administration’s ability to take executive control and win support by improving living conditions. Persistent power cuts lengthened during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan that ended in early July, making life even more difficult for residents facing… Read More »