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South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk has resigned amid opposition pressure and public protests spurred by allegations of financial crimes and obtaining academic favors for his children, AFP reported Oct. 14.
The United Kingdom is joining other European countries in limiting its arms sales to Turkey by suspending new export licenses over Ankara's military offensive in northern Syria, Reuters reported Oct. 15.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Oct. 14 that he would soon issue an executive order imposing sanctions on current and former Turkish government officials, increasing steel tariffs to 50 percent, and ceasing negotiations on a new trade deal with Turkey in response to Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria.
Tunisian independent outsider Kais Saied has won the country's presidential elections after receiving 72.21 percent of the vote in a runoff against media magnate Nabil Karoui, according to the Tunisian electoral commission, Tunisie Numerique reported Oct. 14.
Saudi forces have taken control over security in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, Reuters reported Oct. 14, citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, responsibility for security in the city was handed over to a Saudi commander last week.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has declared a foreign government responsible for an Oct. 11 attack on the country's Sabiti oil tanker, noting that Tehran would retaliate against the assailants, Reuters reported Oct. 14. Rouhani, however, did not accuse a specific country of committing the attack.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to defuse tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Al-Jazeera reported Oct. 14.
Indian authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern town of Ayodhya ahead of a Supreme Court ruling over a contested religious site claimed by both Hindus and Muslims, Al Jazeera reported Oct. 14.
Thousands of protesters are currently blocking roads in Barcelona and other large Catalonian cities after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine local pro-independence politicians and activists to prison, Reuters reported Oct. 14.