Netanyahu softens judicial overhaul but showdown with top court looms
The reforms sought by Netanyahu's coalition have triggered unprecedented street demonstrations and stirred worries among Western allies who see a threat to the independence of Israel's justice system.
Japan parliament expels YouTuber MP who never came to work
Yoshikazu Higashitani, known by his online moniker GaaSyy, had been ordered to apologise for his months-long absence earlier in March.
Key element of Israeli judicial reforms passes first vote
The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose ruling coalition includes ultra-Orthodox and extreme-right parties, introduced its judicial reform package in January.
NZ govt reverses move to introduce bill to lower voting age
The government backtracked on introducing legislation to lower the voting age to 16 in the country's general elections, saying it does not have the required numbers for the bill to pass in parliament.
Indonesia's election body appeals against court order to delay 2024 poll
The commission will argue against a court decision that has reignited debate over extending President Joko Widodo's time in office, which is limited to two five-year terms by the constitution and should end next year.
China's Xi handed historic third term as president
Xi's re-election is the culmination of a remarkable rise in which he has gone from a relatively little-known party apparatchik to the leader of a rising global power.
Anwar confident coalition govt will serve full term
The prime minister appears unperturbed by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang's remarks on toppling the current government.
DAP man calls for probe against Hadi
A debate erupts in Parliament over the PAS president's remarks on toppling the government.
Cambodia opposition leader jailed 27 years for treason
Scores of opposition figures were convicted of treason last year, some in absentia – the latest squeeze on opponents ahead of elections.
US Senate moves toward ending 'forever war' authorisations
This legislation would repeal two authorisations for past wars in Iraq.
Israeli protesters block highway as govt presses on with judicial overhaul
The reform was proposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's nationalist-religious coalition government in January.
European Parliament latest EU body to ban TikTok from staff phones
TikTok says the bans are misguided and based on fundamental misconceptions.