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Weinstein effect

Trond Giske announces his permanent resignation as deputy leader of Norway's Labour Party after several sexual assault accusations. He also gives up his position in the Norwegian parliament's finance committee.

Politics of Yemen

Sadeq Ameen Abu Rass, not Saleh's son Ahmed, is named as the successor to late Ali Abdullah Saleh as leader of the General People’s Congress party.

Politics of Malaysia

The Pakatan Harapan alliance chooses 92-year-old former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad as their candidate Prime Minister in the upcoming Malaysian general election. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will be released from jail on June 8. Mahathir and Anwar join forces in the election.

Malaysia's 92-year-old former prime minster Mahathir Mohamad will lead opposition parties into one of the country's most bitterly fought elections since independence.

Politics of Egypt

The former Prime Minister of Egypt, 76-year-old Ahmed Shafik, retracts his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections.


Eleven people are killed in La Concepción, Mexico, near the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, following violent clashes involving gunmen, a community police force, and state police in the southern state of Guerrero.

Violent clashes involving gunmen, a community police force and state police killed 11 people in the troubled southern state of Guerrero on Sunday, while a separate series of shootouts the previous night left seven dead in the northern Mexico beach resort of San Jose del Cabo. Guerrero state...


A man is killed in Stockholm after he picks up a grenade that detonates. According to police, there has been an increased use of hand grenades by criminal groups in the country.

A man in Stockholm picked up a suspected hand grenade from the ground and it detonated in his hand Sunday, killing him and injuring his companion, Swedish police said.

Foreign relations of Iran

The Revolutionary Guards announce that Iran broke down the chain of last week's unrest. According to them, the unrest was created "by the United States, Britain, the Zionist regime (Israel), Saudi Arabia, the hypocrites (Mujahideen) and monarchists."

75th Golden Globe Awards

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" wins four Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture – Drama, while "Lady Bird" wins Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

“Three Billboards” and “Lady Bird” won the top movie awards at the Golden Globes. But it was the #MeToo movement, and Oprah Winfrey’s rousing speech, that defined the moment.

Education in Iran

Iran enforces a ban on teaching English in elementary schools, calling it a "cultural invasion" by the West.

The government of Iran has forbidden English lessons for all primary schools after a week of unrest blamed on foreign agents. Ayatollah Khamenei has called English part of a "cultural invasion" by the West.

Syrian Civil War

An explosion at the headquarters of the Chechen-led Ajnad al-Kavkaz rebel group in Idlib, Syria, kills at least 23 people, while several people remain unaccounted for, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Several children are among those killed in an explosion and a series of air raids in Idlib province.