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AseanPlus News 15 Sep 2017 | 11:20 AM

East Timor swears in new prime minister

Dili (East Timor) (AFP) - East Timor swore in a new government Friday, led by a returning prime minister who experts say will need to wean the country off its reliance on oil revenues and diversify the economy.

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2019 | 4:26 PM

Heng Swee Keat appointed deputy prime minister in Singapore cabinet reshuffle

Heng, 57, will be the sole No.2 leader after current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The announcement also said Lee would move his two current deputies, Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to senior minister roles

World 21 Jun 2018 | 3:15 PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram.

World 19 Jan 2018 | 12:21 PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women's rights groups and labour activists as she declared "I'll be a prime minister and a mum".

World 11 Jun 2019 | 6:23 PM

New Iraqi Kurdish president's cousin succeeds him as regional prime minister

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurdish region named a cousin of its new president to succeed him as prime minister on Tuesday, keeping power in the hands of the family that has governed since the region gained partial self rule after dictator Saddam Hussein's fall.

World 26 May 2019 | 3:32 PM

Papua New Guinea prime minister quits after weeks of turmoil

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced his resignation on Sunday after seven years in the top job following weeks of high-level defections from the ruling party.

World 16 May 2019 | 7:31 PM

Australia's 'larrikin' former prime minister Bob Hawke dies at 89

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a "larrikin' streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89, his family said.

World 24 Aug 2018 | 1:57 PM

Instant View - Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to become new prime minister

(Reuters) - Treasurer Scott Morrison will become Australia's new prime minister after winning a Liberal party leadership vote on Friday, ending an internecine battle that has scarred the conservative government ahead of an election due by May 2019.

World 21 Aug 2018 | 6:01 PM

Besieged Australian prime minister hangs on but challenges grow

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of his win did little to dampen speculation about his future.

World 18 Aug 2018 | 9:50 PM

Former cricketer Imran Khan sworn-in as Pakistan's prime minister

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn-in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms over the turbulent, nuclear-armed South Asian country.