King Abdullah told Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz in a letter accepting his resignation that mistakes were made in the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lebanon's last government resigned in the aftermath of the colossal blast in Beirut port on August 4 that killed nearly 200 people, wounded thousands and ravaged swathes of the capital.
A popular ex-defence minister and a colourful Twitter user are among the list of potential contenders to lead Japan following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's resignation due to health problems.
Protests have been mounting in recent weeks, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over several corruption indictments and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Three days of mourning declared as General Ahmed Gaid Salah, 79, dies of heart attack, state media reports.
His dramatic announcement came after a disappointing campaign which saw the once-mighty Los Angeles franchise fail to make the playoffs for a sixth consecutive year.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika originally declared his candidacy for a fifth term, then withdrew and postponed the election in response to massive protests. But he stopped short of stepping down immediately.
Supporters of opposition party tried to break the cordon protecting the parliament building as part of an ongoing protest against the government.
President Hassan Rouhani said the resignation of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was against Iran's national interests. Zarif is a key supporter of the president who is facing pressure over Trump's shredding of a multiparty nuclear deal.
Japanese car giant Nissan said it was preparing to hold an extraordinary shareholders' meeting by mid-April to remove its detained former chairman Carlos Ghosn from the board of directors.
The resignation of Sultan Muhammad V comes barely a week after the king resumed his duties after spending two months away on medical leave.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is scrambling to contain a deepening political crisis after she was hit by a wave of resignations over her Brexit plan.
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