New Zealand's prime minister has been rightly applauded for her response to the attacks against Muslims in New Zealand, but that shouldn't obscure the fact that she has helped to empower anti-Muslim bigotry in her rise to power.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls for global fight against rising anti-Muslim bigotry along the same lines as "anti-Semitism after the Holocaust", in an OIC summit in Istanbul.
After the Christchurch terror attack left 50 Muslim worshippers dead and several dozen wounded, New Zealand has decided to come up with strict gun laws.
The Category 4 storm hit in middle of night causing widespread damage but there were no confirmed reports of deaths.
Incoming prime minister and Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern will head a three-way coalition after New Zealand First's Winston Peters threw his support behind her. The Green Party is needed to form a government, with support likely its leader says.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters still in talks with ruling National and opposition Labour Parties to form coalition government after inconclusive election.
Small nationalist party New Zealand First which holds the balance of power after an inconclusive election held talks with Prime Minister Bill English and separately with the opposition Labour leader as both try to form a coalition government.
The final September 23 election results released on Saturday showed National won 56 seats and Labour and Greens together took 54 seats.
With no outright winner in the Pacific nation’s parliamentary vote, the future government hangs on, whether Winston Peters of the third place New Zealand First Party decides to go into a coalition with National or Labour.
The major parties must forge coalitions to reach a majority under New Zealand's proportional voting system. But neither can govern without populist Winston Peters' New Zealand First.
New Zealanders go to the polls on Saturday in the most hard-fought race in recent history, which could usher in a change in openness to migration and trade.
John Key said he never saw himself as a career politician, and that it was a good time for him to go.
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