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Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life.

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Iraq president names new PM; Maliki hangs tough

Iraq's president named a new prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki on Monday, urging him to form a broad government that can stem communal bloodshed, but it was unclear whether Maliki would bow to US and Iranian pressure to step aside.

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Erdogan vows reconciliation after presidential win

Tayyip Erdogan secured his place in history as Turkey's first directly elected head of state on Sunday, taking him a step closer to the presidential system he covets in a result his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian rule.

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Iraq parliament elects Masoum as president

Iraq's parliament elected senior Kurdish politician Fouad Masoum as president of the country on Thursday, the second step in the process of forming a government. Iraq's politicians have been in deadlock over forming a new

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Jokowi new president of Indonesia

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy. The Elections Commission, known as KPU,

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UAE president in good health, says crown prince

The UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, is in good health, his brother, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, said on Monday, after speculation on social media about his condition. There has been speculation on social medi

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Acer announces EMEA management change

Acer has appointed Luca Rossi as the president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations.   The current EMEA president Oliver Ahrens is set to take over a new challenge as president of the newly formed

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CIOB names new president

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has appointed Professor Ghassan Aouad, vice president for Academic Affairs at the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) as its 111th president. The inauguration took place at

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Sisi asks PM Mehleb to form new govt

Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi kept Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb in his post on Monday and asked him to form a new government, state TV said, signaling his desire for continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and heal politic

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The poor long for help as Sisi is sworn in

A few hundred metre from the fluttering flags, patriotic songs and dancing crowds outside the constitutional court where Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was sworn in as Egypt's president on Sunday, the mood was decidedly downbeat. In the

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