A two-time candidate for Kazakhstan president Gani Kasymov supports the idea of holding early election in Kazakhstan and views Nursultan Nazarbayev as the most suitable candidate.
Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto has sparked a social media storm over an off-the-cuff remark he made about not getting applauded.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he will not run for the White House again in 2016.
Italy's presidential election will go into a fourth and likely decisive round on Saturday more after two more inconclusive votes.
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair a cabinet meeting for the first time as head of state.
Once France's most unpopular post-war president, Francois Hollande has experienced a dramatic surge in approval ratings.
Mitt Romney kept them guessing. In his first prominent speech since telling donors last week he was still interested in the White House.
Seventy-three percent of Americans expect to see a female president in their lifetime, even as men are expected to maintain their dominant role in business.
Hollande received a warm ovation from the crowd that thronged the French capital, belying the president's standing in opinion polls that hit a record low just months ago.
Croatia's first female president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, is a moderate conservative who styles herself as "a woman of the people".
Maithripala Sirisena will be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president after the strongman incumbent conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election.
Croatia elects a president in a run-off vote expected to be a tight fight between centre-left incumbent Ivo Josipovic and conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.
Turkish President warned the EU it should crack down on "Islamophobia" amid rising anti-Muslim protests instead of trying to teach Turkey lessons about democracy.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani marked his first 100 days in power, still struggling to form a government.
Brazil's ruling Workers Party would back former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to seek a third term in 2018.
Croatia's centre-left President Ivo Josipovic and his conservative rival Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will face off in a run-off vote on January 11.
The European Union congratulated veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid Essebsi on his victory in the country's first free presidential electionю
Putin upended the global rules with considerable chutzpah, sowing just enough uncertainty to keep the world unsure of his intentions or his next move .
South Korean President hit out at "groundless" rumours circling her administration, some of which have touched on her personal life.