New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he will remain in office for one or two years and that Anwar Ibrahim, the
jailed reformist he had vowed would replace him, will be released on Wednesday.
Guatemala inaugurated its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United
States’ deeply controversial move.
The former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has been sentenced to four months in prison for leaking details of a criminal investigation while
still in office, although the former Kuomintang leader could avoid jail time by paying a fine or winning on appeal.