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Swiss businessman Domenico Scala stepped down as the head of FIFA's independent audit committee on Saturday, alleging loss of independence of independent watchdog committees. Scala had led reforms in the scandal-tainted global soccer body. He expressed concern over a resolution passed by the FIFA...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to postpone a consumption tax hike scheduled for next April over fears that it would derail efforts to boost prices, the Nikkei business daily reported Saturday. Abe is likely to deliberate more on the matter and announce the decision only after the Group...

Saudi Arabia replaced its long-serving oil minister amid a broader cabinet reshuffling Saturday, part of the country's efforts to ease its economic dependence on oil. But the retirement of Ali al-Naimi, the minister who has been the face of OPEC, may force the group to start afresh the talks on capping...

The Afghan government executed six Taliban prisoners on Sunday, after promising to toughen its approach to the insurgency following a bombing killed more than 60 people in Kabul in April, according to reports. More executions are expected, as a list of hundreds of death row inmates, including members...

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