Malaysia

Malaysia: 94-Year-Old Prime Minister Abruptly Resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who returned to power at the age of 92 in 2018 with a surprising election victory over his former protege Najib Razak, made an equally stunning departure on Monday by resigning his office without warning or explanation. Mahathir has agreed to serve as interim prime minister at the request of Malaysia’s king until a replacement can be sworn in.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad attends the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Malaysia’s Antisemitic Prime Minister Demands Trump Resign

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who in September weathered the latest in a series of scandals over his anti-Semitic remarks, on Saturday demanded U.S. President Donald Trump resign for offering an “utterly unacceptable” and “grossly unjust” peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians. 

Malaysias Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur Summit in Kuala Lumpur on December 19, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Islamist Leaders Join Hamas in Mourning Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

Islamist leaders from various countries, including some that house operations by the terror-linked Muslim Brotherhood (MB), this week mourned the death of Egypt’s toppled President Mohamed Morsi who died from a heart attack during a court appearance in Cairo on Monday.

Supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-i-Islami, chant slogans for ousted former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president ousted by the military in 2013, collapsed during a trial session in Cairo on Monday and died. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

Chinese Foreign Minister: We Hope to See Belt and Road Projects in America

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi previewed the third annual Belt and Road Forum by defending China’s infrastructure plan as a constructive program, rather than the string of debt traps depicted in U.S. criticism. He prodded the U.S. to stop interfering with Belt and Road by persuading prospective members to back away from the project.

China urges India, Pakistan against 'expansion' of tensions