Philippine dictator Marcos' son mulls presidential bid

Aug 26, 2015

Philippine dictator Marcos' son mulls presidential bid

The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday he may run for president in next year’s elections, offering his once-exiled family the chance of the ultimate political comeback. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., popularly known as “Bongbong,” said he would not seek ...

Aug 25, 2015

Singapore to hold general election

Singapore’s parliament was dissolved on Tuesday to prepare for a general election as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seeks a fresh mandate from voters worried over immigration and the high cost of living in a slowing economy. The People’s Action Party, which has ruled ...

Aug 25, 2015

Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic ...

Aug 24, 2015

Turkey's Erdogan expected to call new elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected on Monday to formally call new elections for Nov. 1 and reappoint Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form an interim administration, a day after the deadline passed for establishing a government following Turkey’s inconclusive election in June. ...

Aug 24, 2015

Burundi used acid and iron bars to torture opposition: Amnesty

Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during President Pierre Nkurunziza’s successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International said Monday. Testimonies recorded by Amnesty in the report accuse both the police and National Intelligence ...

Aug 24, 2015

The Maldives ex-president back in jail: party

The Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed has been thrown back in jail a month after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest, his party said Monday. The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said police and prison officials clashed with supporters as they removed ...

More Democrats urge Biden to consider presidential run

Aug 24, 2015

More Democrats urge Biden to consider presidential run

More prominent Democrats on Sunday cracked open the door for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination as party front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton battled questions over her use of a private email server. California Gov. Jerry Brown told ...