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Armenian opposition alarmed by president’s resignation

Armenian opposition alarmed by president’s resignation

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian’s resignation will furnish Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with a possibility to consolidate the entire authority in the country in his hands, a council member of the Republic Party of Armenia’s …

Armenian president announces his resignation

Armenian president announces his resignation

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has announced his resignation, according to a statement posted on his official website on Sunday. "It is not an emotion-driven decision and it has certain logic. The …

Boris Johnson defies calls to resign over 'partygate'

Boris Johnson defies calls to resign over 'partygate'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defied calls to resign in a feisty performance in Parliament. Pressure on the prime minister grew as one Conservative lawmaker defected to the opposition Labour Party and a former Conservative …

Nazarbayev's nephew sacked as deputy state security chief

Nazarbayev's nephew sacked as deputy state security chief

Samat Abish, the nephew of former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev, was sacked as second-in-command at the National Security committee on Monday, the president's office said. The decision was made by the President of Kazakhstan …

Georgian Minister of Health resigns

Georgian Minister of Health resigns

Ekaterine Tikaradze, the head of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the occupied territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, left her post.  At a special briefing, she expressed gratitude to all …

Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan resigns

Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan resigns

Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is stepping down, the State Department said on Monday, less than two months after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of the country. Khalilzad will be …

Kazakh defence minister resigns

Kazakh defence minister resigns

Kazakh Defence Minister Nurlan Yermekbayev resigned on Tuesday, the office of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said, days after a fire and a series of blasts at an arms depot killed 15 soldiers and firefighters. Dozens of people were …

Ukraine's parliament accepts resignation of interior minister

Ukraine's parliament accepts resignation of interior minister

Ukraine's parliament on Thursday accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who has led the ministry since 2014. Avakov, who served as minister in the last four governments, did not disclose the reasons for his …

Ukraine's Interior Minister submits resignation

Ukraine's Interior Minister submits resignation

Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced submitting his resignation without giving any reasons for the decision. “I express gratitude to the team of the Interior Ministry for the years of joint work. Thanks to every …

Georgia's Central Election Commission head resigns

Georgia's Central Election Commission head resigns

The head of Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Tamar Zhvania has resigned earlier today ‘to help the smooth implementation’ of the April 19 EU-mediated agreement.  Zhvania, who has held the post for …

Swedish Prime Minister resigns

Swedish Prime Minister resigns

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Monday he had handed in his notice of resignation, giving parliament's speaker the job of finding a new premier after the Social Democrat leader lost a vote of no-confidence last week. …

Pashinyan is back: Sargsyan begins firing military

Pashinyan is back: Sargsyan begins firing military

By the decree of Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, Ishkhan Matevosyan has been relieved of the post of Head of the Engineering Troops-Head of Department of the Armed Forces of Armenia. In addition, Armen Vardanyan has been relieved …

Zugdidi mayor resigns ahead of municipal elections

Zugdidi mayor resigns ahead of municipal elections

Zugdidi Mayor Giorgi Shengelia has announced his resignation earlier today on his Facebook page ahead of this year’s municipal elections.  He wrote that he left the post because of the ‘current political …

Czech foreign minister to be dismissed from government

Czech foreign minister to be dismissed from government

Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said he expects to be dismissed from the government on Monday after he lost a bid to lead his centre-left Social Democratic party (CSSD) party last week. Petricek, the cabinet member most frequently …

Andrei Getmanov leaves post of Maykop’s head beforehand

Andrei Getmanov leaves post of Maykop’s head beforehand

At an extraordinary meeting of the Council of People's Deputies of the capital of Adygea, the deputies accepted Andrei Getmanov’s early resignation from the post of Maykop’s head. From today, April 10, …