Government transitions

An Israeli protester wears a mask amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak looks on a poster of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a protest by supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in front of Israel's Supreme Court in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 3, 2020. Israel's high court heard petitions Sunday that seek to block Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government because he has been charged with serious crimes. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
May 03, 2020 - 1:40 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — With the fate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the line, Israel’s Supreme Court began discussions Sunday on the question of whether the embattled leader can form a new government while facing criminal indictments. The court’s decision, expected later this week, is shaping up...
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May 02, 2020 - 10:20 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese officials said Saturday they are working to criminalize the widespread practice of female genital mutilation after the transitional government approved a landmark draft law. Under the proposed amendment to the criminal code, anyone found guilty of performing the procedure...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Trump administration will announce Thursday, March 26, 2020, indictments against Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela's state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
March 31, 2020 - 2:26 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó to step aside in favor of a five-person governing council, U.S. officials said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's state media Monday, March 9, 2020, says Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt after a blast in the capital Khartoum. (AP Photo, File)
March 09, 2020 - 6:49 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's prime minister said he survived an assassination attempt Monday after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum. Abdalla Hamdok, a longtime economist, tweeted he was “safe and in good shape" following the explosion. Sudanese state TV said Hamdok had been...
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Leader of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities party Igor Matovic arrives for an interview day after the Slovakia's general election in Bratislava, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The center-right populist opposition has claimed victory in the parliamentary election in Slovakia. The win ends the reign of the country's long-dominant but scandal-tainted leftist party that governed on an anti-immigration platform. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
March 04, 2020 - 7:32 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president on Wednesday asked the chairman of the winning party in the country's parliamentary election to form a new government. Igor Matovic and his center-right populist opposition group Ordinary People captured 25% of Saturday's vote to win. It will have 53...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugs his wife Sara after first exit poll results for the Israeli elections at his party's headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
March 03, 2020 - 5:49 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced an uncertain path to staying in office on Tuesday, even as preliminary results showed his Likud party pulling ahead of its opponents in the country's third election in less than a year. Exit polls on Israeli TV stations...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu smiles after first exit poll results for the Israeli elections at his party's headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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March 02, 2020 - 9:23 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party on Monday emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year, exit polls indicated, but it was unclear whether the embattled Israeli leader could secure a parliamentary majority as he prepares to go on trial...
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Malaysian Muslims attend Friday prayers at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The speaker of Malaysia's House rejected interim leader Mahathir Mohamad's call for a vote next week to chose a new premier, deepening the country's political turmoil after the ruling alliance collapsed this week. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 28, 2020 - 5:20 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Friday said he will let party leaders nominate prime ministerial candidates, rejecting interim leader Mahathir Mohamad's call for a vote by Parliament to chose a new leader and deepening the country's political turmoil following the collapse of the...
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Politician Anwar Ibrahim, right, gestures next to his wife Wan Azizah Ismail as they head to their party headquarters after meeting the king in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Malaysia's king held unusual consultations with lawmakers for a second day Wednesday to resolve a political vacuum caused by the abrupt collapse of the ruling coalition and the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. (AP Photo)
February 26, 2020 - 4:37 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that he will return as Malaysia's prime minister if he has majority support from Parliament, as the king held a second day of consultations with lawmakers to resolve a political vacuum caused by the abrupt collapse of Mahathir's ruling...
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad waves after granted an audience with the Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Mahathir has resigned as the Malaysia's 7th Prime Minister on Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/FL Wong)
February 25, 2020 - 1:51 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After months of resisting pressure to hand over the premiership to his named successor, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week. But in a confounding twist, the 94-year-old leader emerged stronger than before, while his ruling alliance, which...
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