. REUTERS (UK)
Jordan’s Prince Faisal sworn in as deputy to King Abdullah
Jordan’s Prince Faisal bin Hussein was sworn in as deputy to his brother King Abdullah, state television reported on Friday.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Ecuador’s tourism sector lost US$70 million in the last two weeks due to protests
The protests in Ecuador, which began last June 13, have left millions of dollars in losses for several sectors, including the tourism sector.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Hong Kong’s new leader sworn in as Xi hails rule by ‘patriots’
John Lee was sworn in on Friday as Hong Kong’s next leader, opening a new chapter for the former British colony as it marked 25 years since its return to Chinese rule.
. THE TIMES OF ISRAEL (ISRAEL)
Knesset disbands, sets elections for November 1; Lapid to become PM at midnight
Israel’s Knesset voted to disband itself Thursday morning, a little over 14 months after it convened and a year after the government was sworn in, sending the country reeling toward its fifth election since 2019, set for November 1.
. THE GUARDIAN (UK)
Kiribati faces constitutional crisis after government suspends both high court justices
Kiribati is embroiled in a constitutional crisis after the government suspended its chief justice, leaving the judiciary in disarray as experts raise concerns about the rule of law. The move escalates an ongoing controversy over separation of powers in the Pacific nation, after Kiribati’s only other high court justice, Australian David Lambourne, was suspended in May.