UK's Labour Party is facing allegations that anti-Semitism was allowed to fester under the 2015-2019 leadership of former leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Eritrean Ibrahim Omer is the first-ever African-origin Member of Parliament to be elected in New Zealand where he moved to from a refugee camp in Sudan.
Labour won 64 of the 120 parliamentary seats, and more than half of those are female candidates. It also has 16 indigenous Maori MPs, the first leaders of African and Sri Lankan origin.
The election was delayed by a month after new Covid-19 infections in Auckland. A record number of voters have already cast their ballots in advance.
The election had been scheduled for September 19 but will now be held on October 17. Before the latest outbreak, New Zealand had gone 102 days without any known community transmission of the virus.
“Israel has occupied Palestinian land for over 50 years and Europe has barely mustered more than a few terse statements in opposition”.
Around 3,800 members of Labor party will vote to join the government coalition headed by their once arch-rival Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his ongoing criminal indictments.
A former intelligence chief believes that the country’s Jewish underground has been growing by worrying proportions, and predicts Israel’s future as “bad or very bad."
Robert Abela who was elected leader of the Labour Party after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's downfall automatically takes the role of prime minister.
Opposition Labor Party has pressed the government to consider compensation for volunteer firefighters. Calls for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to resign have grown after the public learnt he was holidaying in Hawaii during the bushfire emergency.
The 358 to 234 vote paves the way for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his winning general election promise to "get Brexit done" without further delays on January 31.
Post-mortems suggest that Brexit and Corbyn were responsible for the party’s collapse. It’s much more complex.
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