In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to "widen the democratic space for all."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday urged companies to raise wages by three percent or more next year, keeping up pressure on firms to spend their huge cash pile on wages to broaden the benefits of his ‘Abenomics’ stimulus policies.
Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared in court on Friday, a day after returning from overseas to face corruption allegations that saw him ejected from office and targeted with an arrest warrant.
Former British prime minister Edward Heath would have been questioned over claims that he sexually assaulted five boys if he was still alive, UK police say, the latest institutional sex abuse accusations in Britain.
Pakistani lawmakers on Tuesday elected former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, an ally of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, to replace him and the new prime minister immediately sought to project an image of stability.
British transport minister Chris Grayling, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's closest cabinet colleagues, has predicted she will remain in the job until at least 2020 and could even fight another national election.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has resumed hearings in a corruption case which will decide the future of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The court is now reviewing fresh evidence against the premier before deciding whether or not to disqualify Sharif for hiding his offshore assets. Press TV’s Javed Rana reports from the Pakistani capital.
Around 400 protesters gathered at Singapore's Speakers' Corner on Saturday calling for an independent inquiry into whether Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong abused his power in a battle with his siblings over what to do with their late father's house.
Days after a report by probe committee regarding financial accusations on Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif and heavy pressure from the opposition to resign, he said would not resign on the demand of opposition he described as 'conspirators'.