• Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, center, leaves a press conference followed by his spokesman Jorge Ortega, in Guatemala City, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The head of Guatemala's congress says that lawmakers would decide on Tuesday whether to lift Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case, as recommended by a legislative committee. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

    The Latest: Guatemalan president resigns in corruption probe

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):

    Updated: 8:30 am

  • A demonstrator celebrates that Congress voted to withdraw President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution, in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015. Perez Molina's government has been beset by a series of corruption cases, but until now he has been immune to prosecution as president. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

    Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, and arrived at court Thursday morning to hear the charges against him.

    Updated: 10:07 am

  • A Lebanese activist is assisted after Lebanese security forces dragged a number of activists out of the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Lebanese security forces dragged a number of activists out of the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut, where they were staging an hour-long sit-in on Tuesday demanding the minister's resignation over a trash crisis that has ignited mass protests. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Questions in Lebanon over protesters’ end game

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces and protesters engaged in a drawn-out standoff outside a ministry that was briefly taken over by activists Tuesday, reflecting both reluctance by authorities to decisively crack down and a lack of focus by protesters — who are determined but lacking a clear path to success.

  • Activists from the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) gather on a main road in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during a rally Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Huge Malaysia rally for Najib’s resignation enters 2nd day

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.

  • Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.

  • Protesters carry a mock coffin topped with a cutout image of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina during a national strike calling for his resignation, in Guatemala City, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Pressure grew Thursday on the embattled leader to resign as business and government offices closed, and thousands marched from different parts of the capital, gathering in the National Plaza. The attorney general's office urged Perez Molina, late Wednesday, to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general’s office urged him to step down “to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.”