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Sri Lanka protesters vow to continue anti-govt campaign despite new PM

Protesters say the appointment of Wickremesinghe will do little to ease the anger against the president, who they say is ultimately responsible for the worst economic crisis to hit the nation since it became independent in 1948.

Sri Lanka PM quits as violence kills 5, injures 180

Sri Lanka has suffered months of blackouts and dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines in its worst economic crisis since independence.

Sharif elected new Pakistan PM after Khan ouster

Shehbaz Sharif was the only candidate for premier after Khan loyalist Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the former foreign minister, withdrew his candidacy and resigned his seat.

Hungary PM scores crushing victory as Ukraine war solidifies support

Russia's invasion of Ukraine had appeared to upend Orban's campaign in recent weeks, forcing him into awkward manouvering to explain decade-old cosy business relations with President Vladimir Putin.

Pakistan’s top court to meet as PM Khan clings on to power

Former cricket star Khan lost his majority in parliament last week as his opponents built their support, and he was facing a no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition.

Israeli prime minister lands in Bahrain in first visit

The two-day trip to Bahrain comes amid heightened tensions after missile attacks on the neighbouring United Arab Emirates by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis.

No spooky sights yet at ‘haunted’ residence, Japan PM says

The residence was the site of a 1936 attempted coup, in which several senior officials including a finance minister were assassinated by young military officers.

Finnish PM caught clubbing after Covid exposure

She says she was told by an official that the coronavirus guidelines did not require her to isolate, despite having been in contact with an infected person.

Iraqi PM decries ‘cowardly’ attack on his home by drones carrying explosives

This comes after Kadhimi appeared in a video footage published by his office on Sunday chairing a meeting with top security commanders to discuss the drone attack.

Japan ruling party elects Fumio Kishida as leader, next PM

The soft-spoken centrist defeated popular vaccine chief Taro Kono in an unusually close race to succeed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

Japan’s Suga to step down as PM

Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, is competing for the party leader post. On Thursday, Kishida criticised Suga's coronavirus response and urged a stimulus package to combat the pandemic.

Ismail Sabri sworn in as PM

This comes after he received the support of 114 out of 220 MPs.

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