World Bulletin / News Desk
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law designed to protect the new prime minister from being charged with contempt and thrown out of office like his predecessor.
The court ousted the previous prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, from office in June by charging him with contempt of court for failing to reopen corruption proceedings against President Asif Zardari.
The court gave the new prime minister, Raja Ashraf, until Aug. 8, to respond to the court's demand that he write a letter reopening the corruption case.
In response, the government hastily passed a law declaring high-ranking officials immune from contempt of court proceedings.
But the court ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it eroded the court's authority.
The comments from Fumio Kishida come after four years of talks, with negotiators working toward signing a deal at a G20 meeting in Hamburg next week.
Xi's visit this week comes at a time when fears are growing that Beijing is tightening its grip on semi-autonomous Hong Kong.
Chairman of MILF peace panel says group’s actions will always have to be coordinated with government.
Around 180 injured remain hospitalized after Friday's attacks in Quetta and Parachinar cities
It was the latest dispute in an decades-long argument over who in the Communist country has the authority to appoint bishops.
President Moon Jae-in’s administration demonstrates willingness to improve inter-Korean ties
Pyongyang’s state media claims Donald Trump’s America surpasses 20th century examples of fascism
The two countries have long been embroiled in a bitter dispute over their border, with both sides accusing soldiers of crossing over into the other's territory.
Maryam Nawaz, who is considered Sharif’s political heir, has been summoned on July 5
The facility in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, is the home port of destroyer USS Fitzgerald, which crashed with a cargo ship in a busy shipping channel off Japan's coast.
The result of Monday's vote was put off by several hours, angering supporters of the losing candidate who protested the delay as suspicious.
The ruling is likely to reignite anger over a perceived bias in Thailand's court system, which is seen as overwhelmingly tilted in favour of the conservative, army-allied political faction the gunman was linked to.
The latest attack came a week after nuclear-armed Pyongyang called Trump a "lunatic" as tensions rose following the death of US student Otto Warmbier, who was detained for 18 months in the North and then sent home in a coma.
Muslim political organization Jamiat-e-Ulema cancels annual Eid celebration
Pro-democracy activists including high-profile student campaigner Joshua Wong draped a black flag over a statue symbolising Hong Kong's return to China in an early morning act of defiance.
US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis has labelled North Korea as "the most urgent and dangerous threat" while Trump has made halting Pyongyang's weapons programme a top foreign policy priority.