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Sri Lanka president backtracks on parliament suspension

Sri Lanka President Sirisena sparked the crisis by sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and naming former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse in his place.

China offers congratulations to new Brazil president

In the run-up to the election, Bolsonaro had portrayed China, its largest trading partner, as a predator looking to dominate key sectors of its economy.

Sri Lanka president faces pressure to end political crisis

Sri Lanka was plunged into the crisis on Friday when Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and swore in ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa to replace him, breaking up a fragile coalition governing the island.

Sri Lanka president suspends parliament amid crisis

Parliamentary officials say the president has suspended all meetings of the 225-member house until Nov 16.

Zahid dismisses calls to go on leave

He says his position can only be decided at Umno general assembly and not through calls which do not abide by party’s constitution.

Ethiopia appoints Africa’s only female president

In a unanimous vote, Ethiopian lawmakers picked career diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde, 68, to replace Mulatu Teshome who resigned in unclear circumstances.

Jokowi calls for vigilance over global economic risks

The Indonesian president wantsglobal central bankers and finance ministers to remain committed to cooperation and to 'nudge their leaders in the right direction' to support the world's economy.

Ronaldinho backs far-right presidential candidate

Ronaldinho has publicly declared his support for Jair Bolsonaro.

Chinese Interpol chief reported missing on home visit, say French police

Meng has almost 40 years’ experience in criminal justice and policing, and has overseen matters related to legal institutions, narcotics control and counter-terrorism, according to Interpol's website.

Peruvian ex-president says return to prison would be ‘death sentence’

The ex-ruler is revered and despised in equal measure in Peru. Admirers laud him for dragging the country's economy into the modern era and defeating the Shining Path guerrilla movement.

Peru annuls ex-president Fujimori’s pardon, orders arrest

The charge of crimes against humanity stemmed in part from the killings or disappearances of scores of civilians during Peru's bloody struggle against Maoist rebels.

Maszlee wants to return to IIUM after 10-year stint in politics

Education Minister Maszlee Malik says he only ventured into politics because he wanted to see the fall of former prime minister Najib Razak.

Brazilian women take to streets against Bolsonaro candidacy

The 63-year-old former army captain has been branded racist, misogynist and homophobic by his detractors.

Vietnam has first female president, but activists are unimpressed

The president sits on the powerful decision-making politburo, but is considered to have a more ceremonial role.

Vietnam taps first woman to top leadership as acting president

Thinh will be the acting president until the National Assembly elects a new leader.

State funeral, national mourning to be held for Vietnam president

Flags will be flown at half-mast and entertainment venues shut for two days starting September 26.

Macron’s popularity falls further in September

Only 29% of those surveyed in September said they were satisfied with President Macron.

Mexico president-elect says will not fight with Trump

Lopez Obrador says that angry exchanges are not the answer.

India’s Modi faces calls for resignation over French jet deal

Hollande, who cleared the intergovernmental deal when he was in office, was quoted as saying New Delhi had put pressure on Dassault to choose Reliance.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

His time in office was dominated by a simmering conflict with Beijing over the South China Sea, a long-running dispute between the communist neighbours that escalated on several occasions.

Egyptian court orders arrest of Mubarak’s sons over stock market manipulation

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused of violating stock market and central bank rules to make unlawful profits.

2 top judges: It’s academic now, says govt lawyer but others...

Govt lawyer Suzana Atan maintains the appointments of Raus Sharif and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin were constitutional.

Maszlee: I can’t reject IIUM post as I’ve important mission

Education minister defends controversial appointment, says he wants to make IIUM the ‘Oxford for Muslims’.

Sudan’s President Bashir dissolves govt, appoints new PM

The president's move to dissolve the govt is aimed at fixing a crisis-hit economy battered in recent months by shortages of bread, fuel and hard currency.

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