Indonesian president breaks tradition in picking new military chief

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo has picked the army chief of staff to lead the military, a presidential palace spokesman said on Wednesday, breaking with a reform-era tradition of rotating the position between the branches of the armed forces.

Turkey`s Erdogan dares opposition to `find my golden toilet`

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday invited the opposition to inspect his gigantic presidential palace for gold-plated toilet seats, vowing to resign if they could prove their allegations of his bathroom bling.

Vietnam marks 40 years since fall of Saigon

Vietnam was set Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of Saigon`s fall with a huge military parade celebrating the moment their communist forces ended a decades-long conflict and delivered a painful blow to American moral and military prestige.

Bomb explodes outside presidential palace in Cairo, one injured

A police officer was injured when a small bomb exploded outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Thursday, police sources said.

Shiite gunmen seize Yemen presidential palace

Shiite militiamen seized the presidential palace in Yemen's capital Tuesday in what a minister said was a bid to overthrow President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi and his US-backed government.

Gambia shuts down radio station after palace attack: Source

Authorities in Gambia ordered the closure of a popular radio station as part of a crackdown following a failed attack on the presidential palace, a source close to the government said Sunday.

Erdogan unveils Turkey`s controversial new presidential palace

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara, denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as evidence of his autocratic tendencies.

Nine attackers killed in assault on Somalia presidential palace: Official

An attack by Shebab rebels against Somalia`s presidential palace has ended with at least nine of the attackers killed, a security official told AFP.

Bomb near Egypt presidential palace wounds three: Police

A small bomb exploded in the vicinity of the main presidential palace in the Egyptian capital on Monday, wounding three street cleaners, police officials said.

Three `terrorists` killed near Yemen presidential palace

Three "terrorists" were killed today in clashes at a checkpoint near Yemen`s presidential palace, two days after a suspected al Qaeda attack on the same post killed five guards, the interior ministry said.

Nine Shebab, five Somali officials, killed in Mogadishu attack

At least 14 people were killed on Friday, including five Somali officials, in a suicide attack by Shebab rebels against the presidential palace in Mogadishu, police said.

Four years after earthquake, Haiti still in ruins

Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins.

Do Taliban really want peace?

The Taliban opened an office in Doha, Qatar, on June 18 for talks.

Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace, CIA base

Taliban gunmen and bombers using fake NATO identification attacked an entrance to the Afghan presidential palace in the heart of Kabul on Tuesday, just a week after insurgent leaders opened an office in Qatar for peace talks.

Mortars explode near Syrian presidential palace

Two mortars exploded near one of Syrian President Bashar Assad`s palaces in Damascus on Tuesday but caused only material damage, Syria`s state news service said.

Egypt Army deploys tanks near Prez palace; 7 killed in clashes

Egyptian Army Friday deployed tanks outside the Presidential Palace and ordered rampaging mobs to clear the area.

Egypt President Mursi returns to his palace, protesters camp outside

Mursi was in the palace conducting business as usual while the protesters gathered outside.

Somalia: Mortars kill 5 near presidential palace

A salvo of mortars targeting Somalia`s presidential palace missed and landed on a nearby refugee camp overnight.

Yemen: New president sworn in; car bomb kills 26

The blast came as Abed Rabo Mansour Hadi was sworn in as president to replace longtime leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Ivory Coast: Gunfire erupts near presidency

Gunfire erupted in
Ivory Coast`s main city this morning just blocks from the
presidential palace.