UK intends to introduce action plan for Brexit without deal

Government ministers are preparing to launch No Deal exit plans on Monday if the EU27 reject a Brexit delay, The Guardian reported.

New Zealand bans assault weapons after mosque massacre

New Zealand has banned the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons after the country's worst-ever attack that killed 50 people in two mosques, Al Jazeera reports.

EPP suspends Hungary's far-right Fidesz Party

The European Parliament's centre-right European People's Party (EPP) has indefinitely suspended Hungary's nationalist Fidesz party, in a blow to Prime Minister Viktor Orban just months before European Parliament elections, Al Jazeera reports.

US’ Pompeo boosts Israeli prime minister ahead of election

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday lauded the White House’s warm ties with Israel during a visit to the country and promised to step up pressure on Iran, giving a public boost to Israel’s prime minister at the height of a tight re-election campaign, AP reports.

Venezuela to cover 70% of domestic demand for medicines. Maduro

Venezuelan pharmaceutical industry will be able to satisfy up to 70% of domestic demand for medicines in the next few months, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday, Tass reports.

Czech President blames Turkey for being ally to ISIS

President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman has blamed Turkey for being an ally to ISIS, as reports RIA Novosti informed.

Turkey says agreed with Iran to continue operations against PKK

Turkey said on Wednesday Turkish and Iranian military commanders had agreed to continue “simultaneous and coordinated operations” against Kurdish militants, though Iran’s armed forces later said there were no joint operations, Reuters reported.

UK prime minister expresses regret over Brexit delay

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed regret over delaying Brexit.

Egypt sues author of bestseller for insulting the president

The bestselling author Alaa Al Aswany has said he is being sued by military prosecutors in Egypt for insulting the president, armed forces and judiciary, reports.

Turkey attempts to justify for Erdoğan comments on New Zealand mosque attack

Ankara is justifying for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s statements which have caused tension in Turkey’s relations with Australia and New Zealand.

Google fined €1.49bn for blocking advertising rivals

EU antitrust regulators handed down a 1.49 billion euro fine to Alphabet unit Google on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, marking the company’s third penalty in two years, Reuters reports.

Australian PM denounces Erdogan for 'reckless' New Zealand attack comments

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday condemned "reckless" and "highly offensive" comments made by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of the Christchurch mass shooting, Al Jazeera reported.

Kazakhstan’s parliament passes bill on renaming Astana

Kazakhstan’s parliament passed a bill at a joint meeting of its houses on Wednesday on changing the capital city’s name from Astana to Nursultan, in honor of the country’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Nazarbayev’s daughter elected Kazakhstan’s Senate Speaker

The members of the Senate (upper house) of the Kazakh parliament have elected Dariga Nazarbaeyva as their Chair, TASS reported.

Tokayev sworn in as Kazakhstan’s interim president

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took the oath of office and assumed the post of Kazakhstan’s interim president on Wednesday after the nation's long-time leader Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation.

Boeing: US orders review of 737 Max licence to fly

The US government has ordered a review of the way Boeing's 737 Max aircraft got its licence to fly.

US Republican congressman sues Twitter for $250M over parody accountof his mother

Devin Nunes has sued Twitter and several of its users, among them a parody account of his mother and a cow, Independent reported.

Airplane catches fire at Tehran's Mehrabad airport

A plane caught fire during landing at Tehran's Mehrabad airport on Tuesday, but emergency services managed to put out the fire without any injuries, RT reported.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev resigns

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation on Tuesday. His remarks came during the live broadcast on Tuesday in a special address to the nation, Interfax reported.

Iran: Rouhani threatens US with legal case for sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that US sanctions against Iran were “crimes against humanity” and said Tehran would file a legal case against US officials for imposing difficulties on the nation, Al Arabiya reports.