November's election losses presented a major challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen, who faced mounting criticism at home over her reform agenda while facing renewed threats from China, which considers the self-ruled island its own.
Saudi king demoted foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir, a critic of Syrian regime amid international scrutiny over killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tunisia's coalition government fails to agree on a new economic plan and a cabinet reshuffle, as the IMF prepares to review the country's next loan tranche.
Turkey's expected cabinet reshuffle brought in six new ministers and changed 11 posts. Ministers in defence and justice have also have been changed.
South African President Jacob Zuma requested a special meeting with trade union Cosatu, a key ally of the ruling ANC party, after the union called for the president's resignation following a cabinet reshuffle.
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