Former Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif has been declared unfit to lead his party

Pakistan's highest court has ordered deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif of the ruling PML-N party to be dismissed as party leader.

The Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday (21/2) also annulled all decisions made by Sharif disqualified as a member of the National Assembly last year.

"As a result of the above statement, all steps taken, orders issued, directives given and documents issued by the Respondent No. 4 as Party Chairman after disqualification on 28 July 2017 "

Sharif was removed from his post as prime minister in a widely publicized case and called the Panama Papers scandal, for not announcing his salary from his son's company as part of his assets in his candidacy documents.

Sharif m claiming the decision was part of an influential military conspiracy in Pakistan to remove it from the political world.

The decision was seen as a major blow to Sharif and his party for potentially affecting the upcoming Senate election as well as the parliamentary elections won by Sharif's party. [19659002] As party leader, Sharif signed a candidate's candidacy bid. A senior journalist, Suhail Waraich argues, the election commission may be compromised by the ruling party. [my/jm]

Nepalese Communist Leader Elected to Prime Minister

K.P. Sharma Oli has been elected a new Nepalese prime minister after leading an alliance of two communist parties to victory in recent parliamentary elections.

A spokesman for the presidential office said Oli was appointed to form a new government after November and December elections passed Wednesday night (14/2). The result left Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba resigned Thursday morning after eight months in office.

Also read: Ignore India, Nepal Turns to China

Oil , 65, served as prime minister from 2015 to 2016, amid Nepal's transition from a monarchy to a federal republic. During his tenure, demonstrations on the constitution led to a blockade that paralyzed the India-Nepal border by New Delhi, which pushed Nepal into closer diplomatic relations with its neighbor China.

The country in the impoverished Himalayan mountains is gripped by political instability since its formation an elected parliament in 1990, including a decade-long Maoist insurgency and the abolition of the monarchy in 2008. [lt]

Korea Joint Hockey Team Prime Game at the Olympics

The Korean women's combined hockey team competed on Saturday for the first time in Olympic history.

The joint South Korean and North Korean team faced Switzerland in a preliminary match at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea , characterized by political issues.

Kim Yo Jong, North Korea's younger sister Kim Jong-un, attended the match, marking a meltdown between the two Koreas – technically still at war. Jong, along with North Korea's symbolic North Korean head Kim Yong Nam, watched the game with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to Moon's spokesman.

Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam have invited President Moon to hold inter-Korean talks in Pyongyang. When the Moon receives it, the meeting will be the third round of talks since the two countries split in 1945.

Although Switzerland massacred Korea 8-0, the historical value of the game was not lost.

After the match, the fans raised a large banner "We are one." While President Moon and President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach joined Kim Yo Jong and other officials to take pictures with the hockey team. [vm/ii]

Romanians Apologize Do not Meet Japanese Prime Minister

Romanians on Wednesday apologized in social media to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe because of a political crisis that Abe was not met by a Romanian prime minister. Abe is on a historic visit in Romania

Abe is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Mihai Tudose on a visit to Romania on Tuesday in his last trip to several European countries.

It was also the first visit of the Japanese prime minister to the EU country. [19659002] But Tudose resigned on Monday night, the last victim of a power struggle within the ruling Social Democratic Party, leaving Abe unfamiliar with him.

But Abe held talks with President Klaus Iohannis, who on Wednesday approved Viorica Dancila as the new prime minister. [ka/al]

Mahathir Becomes Prime Minister of Malaysia from the Opposition

Former Malaysian veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad has been named as the prime minister's candidate from the opposition on Sunday while fierce election rivalry threatens to take on the rampaging prime minister Najib Razak and his long-standing coalition. [19659002] The ruling allowed the 92-year-old controversial and criticized for ruling with an iron fist during his long reign, reigning as prime minister 15 years after dismissal

But he also agreed to pave the way for imprisoned opposition leaders, Anwar Ibrahim, his former enemy who turned into a political ally, to become prime minister after being released from prison if Anwar is granted a royal pardon.

The rise of Mahathir to the opposition prime minister is the latest sign of the shattering of Malaysia's political situation due to a massive financial scandal destabilize the pem Najib's government.

Mahathir came out of retirement to fight Najib while anger mounted on charges of billions of dollars looted from state investment fund, 1MDB, established by the current prime minister.

Both Najib, whose UMNO organization has led the state in the coalition since independence in 1957, and the investment fund denied wrongdoing.

Elections must be announced before August but rumors have been widely held in the coming months.

The decision to elect Mahathir as prime minister is supported by senior leaders of the 4-party Pact of Hope coalition at their convention in Shah Alam, not far outside Kuala Lumpur, with loud greetings of hundreds of supporters.

"Our main focus is saving our beloved country," said Mahathir, state for 22 years as the leader of UMNO, in his speech. [gp]