Armenia's parliament has elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister. His election marks a significant change of power in the former Soviet nation. It comes after weeks of mass protests that had forced its long-time leader to resign.
Catalonians enraged over the imprisonment of separatist leaders are presenting Madrid with one of its biggest challenges in months. The latest violence came as protesters began a three-day march to the regional capital.
Protesters have vented their frustration at several new proposed taxes and other unpopular economic policies. In a state of 'economic emergency,' Lebanon is one of the world's most indebted countries.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has said he would respond to "rightful demands" by anti-government protesters. Prominent Shiite cleric and politician Muqtada al-Sadr has called for new elections.
Giorgi Gakharia, who the opposition previously labeled "Moscow's man," has been appointed prime minister. He is blamed for orchestrating a violent crackdown against anti-government protesters, many of them youths.
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