Outgoing President Michel Aoun's term ends on October 31 and divisions remain among political blocs over the makeup of a new cabinet.
With a mountain of debt, growing unemployment and millions to feed, the new President needs a miracle to pull his country out of the morass.
Droupadi Murmu, a leader from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, was elected by the Indian Parliament and state legislatures in voting, partial results showed.
Official results show Ranil Wickremesinghe polled 134 votes in a three-cornered parliamentary vote, with his main opponent Dullas Alahapperuma getting 82 and leftist Anura Dissanayake just three.
Protesters defy tear gas, water cannon and a state of emergency to storm the prime minister's office after the president fled overseas, with the crowd demanding both men step down amid an economic crisis.
General Major Bajram Begaj won the post after the 140-seat Parliament voted 78 in favor, four against and one abstained as most of the opposition boycotted the election.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced 40 days of mourning with flags at half-mast, with work suspended in the public and private sectors for the first three days.
President Erdogan says Türkiye supports Ukraine's battle for territorial integrity, reiterating a call for a resolution of the crisis through dialogue.
Turkish President Erdogan said the country's move to bring exchange rates to a level that reflects local realities reached its purpose as dollar/lira exchange rate dropped to 12.35.
US President Biden and French leader Macron met ahead of G20 summit in Rome. Biden says that he did not know that France was not informed while agreeing the submarine deal with UK and Australia, and France is an "extremely extremely valued partner."
Turkish President's major agendas will likely involve Financial Action Task Force (FATF)'s decision, Africa-Turkey relations, first Water Council meeting and ten western envoys' possible expulsion.
The Taliban claim, for which there was no confirmation from the Afghan government, comes after reports that Aghan President Ashraf Ghani fled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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