Malaysia's political landscape has been shaped in part for nearly two decades by a feud between Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar, but in a striking turn of events the two leaders have joined forces.
Opposition leader and veteran politician, Mahathir Mohamad was invited by Malaysia's king to form a government after the victory of the opposition Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) over the government of Najib Razak's Barisan Nasional.
The prisoners landed at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington. US president Trump also announced that the meeting with North Koreans leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Singapore.
At 92, former strongman Mahathir is Malaysia's comeback kid. The veteran politician will be the world's oldest-serving prime minister after he is sworn in following the opposition's win in the parliamentary elections.
Najib says the country's king will have responsibility for appointing the next prime minister as no party won a majority in the election, but his opponent Mahathir Mohamad said he expects to be sworn in as the new premier today.
Armenia's newly elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan marks his first full day in office by visiting the contested territory of occupied Karabakh that is part of rival Azerbaijan. Baku says Pashinyan "seems to prefer political agitation."
Results show the opposition alliance led by the country's former leader Mahathir Mohamad has won 112 seats in the national election, ending the 60-year rule of the National Front.
Ecologist David Goodall, 104, travels to Switzerland to end his life, says Swiss laws let him end his life legally, in contrast to Australia where it remains forbidden.
US President Donald Trump says he will greet the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returning from Pyongyang with the detainees, at an air base outside Washington.
The chief of the Red Cross and Red Crescent says that the Turkish Red Crescent's role in regional humanitarian relief activities has increased during the past few years.
Malaysians flocked to vote in elections which pit an opposition led by former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad against the ruling coalition of sullied Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Taliban and Daesh group claimed responsibility for the attacks on two police stations in the Afghan capital. Officials say a total of eight suicide bombers took part in the attacks in which over a dozen people were wounded as well.
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