Millions of Iranians joined long queues to vote on Friday in an unexpectedly tight presidential election that pitted incumbent President Hassan Rouhani against Conservative challenger Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi.
The new South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, said as he took office on Wednesday that he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to ease military tension on the Korean Peninsula.
French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and dashing the populist dream of far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified legal amendments that allow the president to make judicial appointments to its top courts, a move judges said would erode the independence of the judicial system.
A Filipino lawyer has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Rodrigo Duterte, claiming that the outspoken leader was directly involved in extrajudicial killings of drug dealers and other crime suspects when he was mayor in the southern Philippines.