Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted ex-leader Najib Razak.
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The Dominican Republic and China announced Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations as the Caribbean country became the latest nation to dump Taiwan, leaving it with just 19 diplomatic allies around the globe.
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Pope Francis issued a warning to Catholics who criticise his calls to welcome migrants with open arms, in a much-awaited text published Monday.
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The word "shithole" -- which President Donald Trump allegedly used to describe countries from which he does not want immigrants coming to the US -- has been projected along with other messages onto his Washington hotel.
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US President Donald Trump repeatedly used an incendiary slur to describe countries including Haiti and African nations during a meeting about an emerging immigration deal, a senior Democratic senator at the meeting confirmed Friday.
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Despite the natural disasters affecting the country throughout the year, President Rodrigo Duterte is convinced that climate change is a make-believe concept.
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Pope Francis is expected to defend persecuted indigenous people during a trip to Chile and Peru next week that also aims to boost a flagging local Catholic church hit by child sex scandals.
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Former international football star George Weah, who has won Liberia's presidential run-off, follows several celebrities who have achieved the top job in their countries.