World Bulletin / News Desk
Egypt's finance and foreign affairs ministers said on Wednesday they were keeping their posts in a new government being formed by Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, who was appointed by President Mohamed Mursi last week.
Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and Finance Minister Mumtaz al-Saeed confirmed they would stay on after emerging from a meeting with Kandil, who is due to formally unveil his cabinet on Thursday.
Osama Saleh, the head of the General Authority for Investment, said he had been appointed investment minister. Osama Kamal, head of the Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Co, said he had been appointed oil minister.
A little-known technocrat, Kandil was irrigation minister in the outgoing cabinet led by Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri - who was appointed by the military council and a premier under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. Kandil has said he would put qualifications before political allegiances when choosing his cabinet members.
Faced by an economy hit by 18 months of political instability, the new government will need to move fast to address acute economic problems including a looming balance of payments crisis and unaffordable state borrowing costs.
Cuba is sending the largest medical contingent to West Africa from any country in the world
There were no immediate reports on the number of casualties from the fighting there, but the militant advance appears to have been halted.
Ghani will travel to China from Oct. 28-31, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said during a regular press briefing.
An Israeli military force came under fire along the Egyptian border on Wednesday, the Israeli army said without disclosing whether there were any casualties.
Former PM Serik Akhmetov resigns as defense chief amid claims of interference in corruption case
The Houthis have remained in control of Sanaa since September 21, when they inked a deal with Yemen's presidency aimed at ending a weeks-long political standoff.
IGAD has been actively involved in mediating peace talks between the Juba government, headed by Kiir, and rebels led by sacked vice-president Riek Machar.
Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) Parliament will discuss Wednesday possible peshmerga troops transition to Kobani to fight against ISIL
It's claimed that US government is planning to set up a military base on the area of Herir Military Airport, in Erbil.
The White House said that detained American tourist Jeffrey Fowle had been released from North Korea and was on his way home to be with his family.
He said that it was necessary to find a way to negotiate and said the U.S. would continue with these efforts
Some 45,000 civil servants employed by Hamas movement have stopped receiving their salaries soon after a national unity government was formed in June following a reconciliation deal
Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said such restrictions would not make sense.
Widodo had originally planned to announce his cabinet of 33 ministers on Tuesday, said his team would be made up of 18 technocrats and 15 political appointees.
Protesters were unhappy about what they felt was a lack of substantive concessions from the government officials and they dug in their heels.
It's claimed that the United States has transferred the mercenaries of Blackwater, used in the occupation of Iraq, to Kobani