ROME — Italian President Sergio Mattarella asks a former senior director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to head a technocrat government that would lead the country into snap elections.
BEIRUT — Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Al-Hariri begins consultations with parliamentary blocs and independent MPs to discuss their demands and views on the next government.
BRUSSELS — The European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels extends EU sanctions against the Syrian regime until June 1, 2019.
RAMALLAH — Some 13 Palestinians are wounded during clashes with Israeli forces in Am’ari refugee camp in Ramallah.
ISLAMABAD — Former chief justice of Pakistan, Justice retired Nasir ul Mulk is announced to be the caretaker prime minister during the election process in the country.
Source: Kuwait News Agency