Protests and criticisms continue in Bahrain after the firing squad execution of three activists over their alleged roles in a 2014 deadly bomb attack on police.
Protests continue after Bahrain executions
South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million-dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye.
South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery
The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen said the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year WAR has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded.
UN: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen war
A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that NATO is "obsolete" has caused "worry" in the alliance, Germany's foreign minister said.
Trump worries NATO with 'obsolete' comment
An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Persian Gulf patron.
Egypt court rules against transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister Theresa May won endorsement from US President-elect Donald Trump over her Brexit course but sterling plunged on Monday on fears that Britain could be on a collision course with its EU allies.
Pound drops after Brexit backing from Trump
Turkey was a key step closer on Monday to dramatically expanding the powers of president after Parliament approved, on first reading, a bill critics fear will lead to one-man rule.
Turkey takes key step to expanding president powers
By High-Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini
The Iran deal is working and we need to maintain it
Bahraini authorities on Sunday put to death three activists over their alleged roles in a 2014 deadly bomb attack on police, triggering angry demonstrations in the villages of Diraz, Bani Jamra and Sanabis.
Bahrain executions spark protests, criticism
Jordan's King Abdullah on Sunday swore in a new government following a reshuffle but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister, state television reported on Sunday.
Jordan's King Abdullah reshuffles gov’t, retains PM

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