The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times.
Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Nov. 23.
The Kremlin said on Nov. 23 that Turkey’s opposition to the participation of Kurdish militias in Syria’s political process would not stand in the way of a peace “congress” Moscow is seeking to organize in the near future.
Iraqi forces launched a sweep through the western desert to flush out remaining Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group fighters on Nov. 23, an operation the prime minister has said will spell the jihadists’ “final defeat” in the country.
China's capital is targeting factories and warehouses illegally leased out as flats in a campaign to clear fire hazards after a fire in an apartment block killed 19 people, state television reported on Nov. 23.
The parliament group for Lebanon's Hezbollah said in a statement on Nov. 23 that Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's return from abroad and his "positive statements" signal a possible return to normality in Lebanon, al-Mayadin TV channel reported.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Nov. 23 rapped his deputy foreign minister for "offensive" remarks in which she said US Jews were too "comfortable" to understand threats to Israel.
Pakistan’s finance minister Ishaq Dar has gone on indefinite medical leave amid an ongoing corruption scandal, piling more pressure on the beleaguered government ahead of elections due next year.
Myanmar and Bangladesh on Nov. 23 signed an agreement for the return of Rohingya Muslims who have crossed the border to escape a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar's western Rakhine state since late August.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards will play an active role in establishing a lasting "ceasefire" in crisis-hit Syria, its chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah was non-negotiable, state TV reported on Nov. 23.
An ultra-violent Latino street gang that President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out beheaded a man and cut out his heart before burying him in a park near the U.S. capital, reports said Nov. 22.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Nov. 22 it would reopen a key Red Sea port and Sanaa airport to aid, after a more than two-week blockade following a missile attack on Riyadh.