Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi agreed to lift a ban on international air traffic to the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, in a decree which said international flights could resume their activities within one week.
In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to "widen the democratic space for all."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday urged companies to raise wages by three percent or more next year, keeping up pressure on firms to spend their huge cash pile on wages to broaden the benefits of his ‘Abenomics’ stimulus policies.
Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared in court on Friday, a day after returning from overseas to face corruption allegations that saw him ejected from office and targeted with an arrest warrant.
Former British prime minister Edward Heath would have been questioned over claims that he sexually assaulted five boys if he was still alive, UK police say, the latest institutional sex abuse accusations in Britain.
Pakistani lawmakers on Tuesday elected former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, an ally of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, to replace him and the new prime minister immediately sought to project an image of stability.