Despite earning a civil servant’s salary for three decades, Taib Mahmud, the powerful chief minister of Malaysia’s Sarawak state, is reputed by critics to be one of Asia’s richest men.
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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has threatened to sack everyone in his finance department over a $32 million scam involving top officials and lawyers, reports said Thursday.
Ansar al-Sharia spokesman Seifeddine Rais, detained in the Tunisian city of Kairouan at the weekend as police enforced a government ban on its annual congress, was released on bail on Wednesday, the Salafist group said.
Chinese vice premier Wang Yang on Wednesday urged Zimbabwe to ensure peace and political stability ahead of elections this year, to safeguard economic growth.
A Pakistani court Wednesday refused bail to former military leader Pervez Musharraf over the detention of judges during his 1999-2008 rule, the state prosecutor said.
India’s scandal-rocked Congress party marked its last anniversary in power Wednesday before facing voters in 2014, amid dismal poll ratings and a growing clamour for Premier Manmohan Singh to quit.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan left hospital Wednesday, two weeks after breaking bones in his back in a fall at an election rally, a hospital spokesman said.
A spate of deadly violence risks plunging Iraq into a sectarian civil war, Canada’s top diplomat warned, adding that a Canadian was among the latest victims.
The sweeping overhaul of the US immigration system took a major step towards viability when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve a landmark bill offering a path to citizenship for millions.
The Czech Republic’s new President Milos Zeman has ignited a row with the country’s university community, after he blocked the professorship of a critic who marched in a gay rights rally.