Andrea Nahles said she would quit as party leader on Monday, and would also step down as head of the SPD's parliamentary group.
Coalition returns to power in a stunning result, after opinion polls and odds-makers tipped the opposition Labor Party to win. The outcome ranks as Australia's biggest election upset since 1993, when Labor prime minister Keating returned to power.
The resignation comes a day after People's Party announced its withdrawal from the coalition government in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
The US senate voted for ending support to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and condemning crown prince MBS's role in dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing.
A spokesman for the US-led coalition said a senior Daesh militant involved beheadings of an American and other Western hostages was killed in Syria.
Peter Dutton resigned from cabinet after losing a leadership challenge against prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who had called for the vote after weeks of speculation and falling opinion poll ratings.
Residents said coalition aircraft were bombing Houthi positions on roads leading to the airport as the group dug in against an onslaught by the Arab alliance to take the city, the Houthis' main port and the lifeline for millions of Yemenis.
Italy's new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, promised economic reforms through the introduction of universal income and to stem the influx of immigrants into the country in his address to the Senate on Tuesday.
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.
Angela Merkel's efforts to forge a three-way ruling coalition could last all weekend after the parties missed the chancellor's deadline and failed to reach an agreement on key issues such as migration and finances.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the air strikes on Raqqa have killed dozens, including 21 children. Meanwhile, a UN aid convoy was able to enter an opposition-held town with food, clothes and emergency supplies.
Campaigning was marred by a tragedy on July 15 when eight people were killed as rival supporters clashed during Senegal's League Cup final, and a stampede caused a wall to fall on escaping fans.
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