Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appointed a new interior minister on Monday as part of a revamped cabinet designed to defuse the most serious challenge to his rule in three decades.
But it was not immediately clear if the line-up, which n
Iraq's parliament approved Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and his new government on Tuesday, nine months after an inconclusive election left politics in limbo and delayed investments to rebuild the country after years of war.
Iraq's president formally asked Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki on Thursday to form a new government, giving him 30 days to choose a cabinet.
The request from President Jalal Talabani came two weeks after political leaders reached an agr