20 Oct — Following the furore it has created, Gerakan today suspended the membership of its Johor delegate who had claimed at the party’s national delegates conference yesterday that Malays are also “pendatang” (immigrants). Deputy president…
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo is sworn in during his presidential inauguration at the House of Representative building in Jakarta today. – Reuters pic, October 20, 2014. Read more
Shia Iraqi fighters, loyal to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, fire missiles from a launcher during clashes with Islamic State militant group fighters in the Shia shrine city of Karbala yesterday. – AFP pic, October 20, 2014. Read more
A follower of Pakistani populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri is seen during an anti-government protest rally in Lahore yesterday. Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan and the cleric have been staging a sit-in in the capital Islamabad since August 15. Protest rallies have also been held in other Pakistani cities calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. – AFP pic, October 20, 2014.
A visitor walks toward the Dome of the Rock as he enters the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City yesterday. Clashes have flared repeatedly in recent weeks as more Jews visit the sacred area during Jewish holidays, angering Palestinians who see this as part of an Israeli agenda to alter a long-preserved status quo. – Reuters pic, October 20, 2014.
Damian Jorren of Germany walks on a slackline during a show at Shenxianju, Taizhou in China's Zhejiang province, on Saturday. – Reuters pic, October 20, 2014.