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In Gabon, questions surge over absent president

In Gabon, questions surge over absent president

Political speculation and concerns for the economy have gone into overdrive in Gabon as questions grow over the fate of President Ali Bongo who was hospitalised in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago.

Sri Lanka parliament speaker heightens unrest warnings to president

Sri Lanka parliament speaker heightens unrest warnings to president

Sri Lanka's parliament speaker on Tuesday stepped up his warnings to the country's president that unrest could erupt unless lawmakers are allowed to choose between two rival prime ministers.

Sri Lanka president faces pressure to end political crisis

Sri Lanka president faces pressure to end political crisis

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is under increasing pressure to uphold the island nation's constitution and reconvene parliament after his decision to replace the prime minister triggered political turmoil.

Amir meets President of International Olympic Committee

Amir meets President of International Olympic Committee

His Highness the Amir met with IOC President Dr Thomas Bach. HE the President of Qatar Olympic Committee, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, attended the meeting.

Vietnam president Tran Dai Quang dies after viral illness

Vietnam president Tran Dai Quang dies after viral illness

Quang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi of a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," Vietnam Television said.

Arif Alvi sworn in as Pakistan's 13th president

Arif Alvi sworn in as Pakistan's 13th president

Arif Alvi, 69, replaced Mamnoon Hussain, an ally of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan ally as president

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan ally as president

Pakistan on Tuesday elected a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan as its new president, further cementing the ruling party's power after a general election victory.

Amir to attend inauguration of Turkish President today

Amir to attend inauguration of Turkish President today

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend the inauguration ceremony of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as President.

Mexico votes for new president, leftist rebel favored to win

Mexico votes for new president, leftist rebel favored to win

Mexicans vote for a new president on Sunday in an election tipped to hand power to an anti-establishment outsider who would inject a new dose of nationalism into government and could sharpen divisions ...

Madagascar names UN official as 'consensus' PM

Madagascar names UN official as 'consensus' PM

Madagascar's president named a senior UN official on Monday to head a government of national unity in a bid to end a crisis sparked by electoral reforms.

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal, economy at stake

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal, economy at stake

Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred fears the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels or derail the nation's business-friendly economic model.

Sri Lanka president reshuffles cabinet

Sri Lanka president reshuffles cabinet

Sri Lanka's president reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday after the defection of several ministers from his party, but the changes did not impress some market watchers looking for an end to the country's political uncertainty.