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Uncontested, Muhyiddin unofficially wins Bersatu Presidency

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has unofficially retained his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) presidency after becoming the sole candidate for the post in next month’s party elections.

Sri Lanka election: Wartime defence chief Rajapaksa wins presidency

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won a presidential election that has split the country along ethnic lines

More than 800 detained in Sudan protests – government

Sudan said it had detained more than 800 people since protests began nearly three weeks ago in the most persistent challenge to President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule.

“I’m no longer IIUM President” – Dr Maszlee Malik

Minister of Education Dr Maszlee Malik today confirmed that he is no longer the president of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Maldives opposition candidate claims victory in presidential election

The Maldives' opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih claimed victory early Monday in the Indian Ocean nation's presidential election, as unofficial results showed him winning over 50 per cent of votes.

Sebastian Pinera is sworn in as president of Chile

Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera was on Sunday sworn in as president in Chile after taking a strong victory in the December elections.

‘Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah’ – Trump

President Donald Trump says it would be "fun" to run against former chat show doyenne Oprah Winfrey, amid calls for her to launch a White House bid.

Oprah for president?

Hollywood, liberals and fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harboring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.

Former football star George Weah elected Liberian president

Ex-football superstar George Weah was announced the winner of Liberia's presidential run-off, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Putin to run again for president

Russia's Vladimir Putin has said he will seek another term as president in next year's election