Zimbabwe: Defense minister sues over succession

Zimbabwe state media says the defense minister is suing an independent newspaper for alleging that he wants to succeed the country`s president.

N Korea`s succession faces challenges: Minister

North Korean leader is believed to have speeded up the succession plan after suffering a stroke in August 2008.

Succession speculation as North Korean Parliament meets

Kim Jong-Il`s son Kim Jong-Un may be elected to National Defence Commission.

Cash row renews clash of rival Karmapas

The recovery of unaccounted money worth nearly Rs.7 crore from the monastery of Tibetan leader Karmapa Lama has renewed the succession controversy in the Karma Kagyu sect, with two rival monks claiming to be the `real` Karmapa.

Son says North Korean leader opposed succession

Hereditary succession "does not fit with socialism", said Kim Jong Nam.

North Korean attack tied to succession: US

The US military`s top officer called Kim Jong-Il "a very unpredictable guy".

North Korea may have hit succession snag: Report

N Korea has apparently put off its biggest political gathering for 30 years.

Succession crisis in North Korea unlikely: Experts

Leading Korean Peninsula experts have ruled out possibility of a "succession crisis" in North Korea.

North Korea marks key anniversary amid succession moves

North Korea marks its 62nd founding anniversary with patriotic songs.

Tony Blair plotted to stop Brown from succeeding him: Report

Ex-US president George W Bush had "grave doubts" about Brown`s suitability.

North Korea Parliament meets, succession in focus

North Korea convenes an annual meeting on Friday of its rubber-stamp Parliament, where the secretive state typically reveals changes to its ruling elite and may tip its hand on succession plans for it communist dynasty.

Kim`s son gets party job to prepare for succession: Reports

The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has been given a post in the ruling Communist party to prepare him for the succession, a South Korean lawmaker was today quoted as saying.

CM succession issue: Pranab meets Andhra MPs

Pranab Mukerjee who is on a visit to Hyderabad is meeting the MPs of Andhra on Thursday over the CM succession issue.