Vietnam’s president dies after viral illness

By Khanh Vu and James Pearson HANOI, Sep 21 : Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an illness, state media said. Quang’s rise, at a time of growing dissent on social media and challenges […]

Ghana bids farewell to former U.N. chief Kofi Annan

By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA, Sept 13 : Ghana bid farewell to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international statesmen who hailed his record as an advocate for humanity and world peace. Annan, a Ghanaian national and Noble laureate, died in a Swiss hospital last month […]

Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife’s funeral

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 12 : Pakistani authorities on Wednesday temporarily released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from prison to attend funeral services for his wife, Kulsoom, who died of cancer the day before in London. Video footage from Geo TV showed Sharif walking through Islamabad’s airport amid tight security […]

Retired hedge fund boss Martin Taylor says he plans to get back in the game

By Maiya Keidan LONDON, Sept 10 : British investor Martin Taylor, who closed his $1.5 billion hedge fund Nevsky Capital and retired at 46, plans to get back in the market with a fresh perspective and a new firm. In December 2015, Taylor and co-founder Nick Barnes told investors it was not likely they could […]

Wife of Pakistan’s jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Sept 11 : The cancer-stricken wife of Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif died in London on Tuesday while her husband and daughter were in prison, officials said. Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif, 68, died after months in a coma. She was diagnosed with lymphoma last year, barely a month after Nawaz […]