Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin faced calls to resign on Monday as doubts swirled over the support that he commands, after the king rejected his request to declare a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
Recently diagnosed cancer patients who smoke are significantly more likely to quit and remain tobacco-free if they receive frequent and sustained telephone counseling, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee for prime minister, Asaad al-Edani, saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who would be rejected by protesters.
Iraqis kept up anti-government protests in Baghdad and the south on Saturday, unsatisfied with the premier’s vowed resignation and insisting on the overhaul of a system they say is corrupt and beholden to foreign powers.
Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada will resign, broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, after a series of missteps, gaffes and a suspected coverup that critics say contributed to a plunge in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support.
The Taliban terrorist group warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence and rejecting concerns it would harbor foreign militants.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked dozens of attorneys appointed by former President Barack Obama to resign to allow a “uniform” transition to the administration of his successor, Donald Trump.
Romania's leftist-led government, in power barely a month, rejected calls on Monday to resign after mass street protests forced it to scrap a decree on corruption, but there was confusion over its plans to rewrite the criminal code.