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Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe will delay a controversial increase in sales tax due to concerns for the country’s fragile economy. The move is a blow to his economic policy aimed at boosting growth and inflation.
Center-right politician Avi Gabbay has stepped down as environment minister, saying the governnment has swung too far to the right. His resignation comes shortly after Prime Minister Netanyahu reshuffled his cabinet.
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Turkey’s ruling party is set to hold an extraordinary congress to decide the fate of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The past few weeks have seen increasing speculation and tension between Davutoglu and the president.
The appeal court acquitted Nazif from charges of illicit gains
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi has failed to abolish sectarian and party quotas for government positions. The threat of a shutdown now looms, while “Islamic State” continues to control large parts of the country.
Only 38 voted against the programme, while five abstained from voting
Cyprus is ready to be the voice of Egypt inside the European Union, says Cypriot parliamentary speaker
“Rejection could lead to more economic uncertainty,” says party spokesperson
“Public approval of parliamentary performance is in monthly decline, and could near zero popularity by end of first legislative term,” says report
Establishing zones for textile industries close to rural and agricultural areas is being considered, says government spokesperson
Deputy Parliament Speaker announced speech to be broadcast live
Cabinet and parliament mutual endorsement power guarantee for both, despite constitutional parliament authority
The new ministers will be sworn in Tuesday, according to official reports
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan “cannot do without” nuclear power ahead of the fifth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s leader also pledged to bolster decontamination efforts in irradiated areas.
EGP 164bn for public investments, EGP 700bn to pay for the debt service, wages, subsidies in all forms
Abdel Ghaffar told the police chiefs during the meeting that reform efforts should accumulate over time
We aim to raise economic growth to 10% by 2030: Ismail
Construction of “Terminal 2” will be completed next April at estimated cost of EGP 3.4bn
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has started a 19 month prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice. He is the first former Israeli prime minister to serve jail time.
The trucks will sell meats, chicken, fish, basic food commodities, vegetables, and fruits
Spanish voters have broken the two-party system by welcoming two new groups to Congress following a tight election. But as Martin Delfín reports from Madrid, the fragmented outcome means more uncertainty than before.
Prime Minister meets Beheira governor; ministers to discuss floods, 18 killed, 29 injured as results of the floods in Beheira, Gharbeya and Alexandria
135 buses from the public transportation in Alexandria were repaired in 2015
Government is seeking loans, private sector investments, and to increase tax base to address budget gap
State is combating corruption in order to carry out national investment projects