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Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk sworn in as caretaker PM

Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk sworn in as caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD ;Former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk has taken oath as caretaker Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan today (Friday). President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Nasir-ul-Mulk amid presence of higher government officials including outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi were present. It is worth mentioning here that Nasir ul […]

First woman CIA director sworn in

First woman CIA director sworn in

Veteran CIA officer Gina Haspel was sworn in as the agency’s first female director Monday, hailing the “heroines” who had gone before her and expressing hope she and her team would be “role models.” The 61-year-old Haspel, a Russia specialist who spent her career in the Central Intelligence Agency’s clandestine service, takes over from Mike […]

Malaysia’s Mahathir expects to be sworn in within hours

Malaysia’s Mahathir expects to be sworn in within hours

Malaysian ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, said Thursday he expects to be sworn in as prime minister within hours, quelling concerns around the succession after his stunning win over the scandal-plagued coalition that has ruled for six decades. In a huge political upset, Mahathir’s opposition alliance ended the hold on power of the Barisan Nasional (BN) […]

Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron to be sworn in as French president

Tight security is in place across Paris for the inauguration of Emmanuel Macron as France’s president. Mr Macron, an independent, won a resounding victory in last weekend’s second round of voting against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. The former investment banker had never contested an election before and only formed his centrist political movement […]

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary general

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary general

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as Secretary General of the United Nations, becoming the ninth UN chief in the body’s 71-year history. The former UN refugee chief was elected to the top job by acclamation in the General Assembly in October. He takes over from Ban Ki-moon on January 1. […]