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World 17 Feb 2019 | 9:34 PM

Lebanese women hail first female Arab interior minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has appointed the Arab world's first female interior minister in its new government, prising open a wider foothold for women in its overwhelmingly male political scene.

Nation 18 Jan 2019 | 12:38 PM

Foreign Minister 'deeply disgusted' over Israel's accusation

PETALING JAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah says he is "deeply disgusted" with the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry of accusing Malaysia for opposing the Olympic spirit and labelling Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as anti-Semitic.

World 10 Jan 2019 | 11:56 AM

Australian foreign minister in Thailand as Saudi teen seeks asylum

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne was in Bangkok on Thursday after Canberra said it would consider giving asylum to an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand, saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse, would kill her.

World 23 Nov 2018 | 5:18 PM

Singapore finance minister gets key party post, seen in line to be next PM

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's ruling party on Friday named Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat to a key leadership post, possibly putting him in line to take over as prime minister when current leader Lee Hsien Loong steps down.

World 07 Nov 2018 | 12:30 AM

Lebanon minister apologises to Egypt for insulting its cleanliness

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's tourism minister has apologised to Egypt after criticising the country's cleanliness and living conditions in a newspaper interview, Lebanon's state news agency NNA said.

Nation 16 Oct 2018 | 3:37 AM

NZ and Malaysia to work together in many areas, says Kiwi minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): There are many areas where New Zealand and Malaysia can work together, especially in the field of public services delivery through the use of advanced information communication technology (ICT), says NZ Finance Minister Grant Robertson.

World 13 Oct 2018 | 1:53 AM

Portugal defence minister quits amid probe of theft cover-up

LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese Defence Minister Jose Azeredo Lopes resigned on Friday amid an investigation into a suspected army cover-up of a weapons theft last year, a ministry spokesman said.

World 03 Oct 2018 | 2:30 AM

Ukraine minister says Skripal suspect helped ex-leader flee in 2014

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's interior minister said on Tuesday a suspect in the Skripal poisoning case, working for Russian military intelligence, had been identified in Ukraine as a man who helped the former Ukrainian president flee to Russia in 2014.

World 24 Jun 2019 | 1:15 AM

British minister held 'constructive' talks with Iran on rising tensions

LONDON (Reuters) - The British minister for the Middle East had "open, frank and constructive" talks with Iranian government representatives about rising tensions in the region during a visit to Tehran, Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on Sunday.

World 21 Jun 2019 | 4:26 PM

U.S. envoy for Iran meets Saudi deputy defence minister in Jeddah

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met Saudi Arabian Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on Friday, the minister tweeted.