Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Iran in first visit by a Japanese leader to the country since the 1979 revolution.
Hundreds of thousands protest new laws that allow the extradition of convicts to other Chinese territories.
Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro laments what he called the "criminal invasion" of the phones of several prosecutors involved in a sprawling anti-graft probe that has put dozens of top politicians and businessmen behind bars.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena summoned an emergency meeting of his cabinet on Friday night to oppose the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the April 21 attacks that killed 258 people and wounded nearly 500.
As Japan looks to ensure security in the region, it could play a vital role in negotiating between Iran and the US.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cut cabinet ministers from 36 to 28 to tackle "bloated" government and improve efficiency while appointing more women in cabinet to achieve gender diversity.
The incident comes amid a bitter stand-off between Poland and Israel over how to remember the Holocaust.
Donald Trump openly chastised America's closest allies in the 2017 NATO summit, asking them to "contribute their fair share" and his pointman in Berlin has reinforced the divisive narrative and now there are calls for him to be sent back home.
"I think they know it is our money, so they will give back our money," Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a news conference after confirming the $200 million figure.
Both were arrested and charged for "political and military espionage" and "international espionage".
Omar Shakir, a US citizen, will have until May 1 to leave Israel, according to the decision by the Jerusalem district court, which rejected his appeal against the original expulsion order, noting he could take it to the supreme court.
Court finds fugitives 'guilty of serial abuses' during the country's 1971 war of independence. Critics say the so-called International Crimes Tribunal, which has no international oversight, is politically motivated and used to target the opposition.
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