Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib resigns as Syrian opposition chief

Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib quit as the coalition head. Photo: AFP

The resignation threw Syria's divided opposition into chaos just two days before Arab heads of state were due to decide whether to give it Damascus's vacant seat in the Arab League.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 5:07am

Leighton chairman quits over independence clash

Leighton shares fell the most in almost two years in Sydney after the resignation of Johns.

Leighton Holdings chairman Stephen Johns resigned along with two non-executive directors at Australia's largest construction company, citing a dispute with its controlling shareholder Hochtief.

23 Mar 2013 - 3:41am

Kazuo Okada quits Wynn Resorts board

The conflict between Kazuo Wada and Steve Wynn has taken a further turn with Wada leaving the Wynn Resorts board.Photos: Reuters, AFP

Okada, the chairman of pachinko machine maker Universal Entertainment and co-founder of Wynn Resorts, said in a statement on his resignation that he remained "determined" to fight Steve Wynn's involuntary redemption of his nearly 20 per cent stake in Wynn Resorts at a 30 per cent discount.

23 Feb 2013 - 3:21am

Next pope will face tough challenges

Pope Benedict XVI

The pope is one of the world's most revered figures. Followed by more than 1.1 billion Catholics across continents, the spiritual leader is a man of immense stature and profound influence. The position, however, is also one of the most demanding. Being the moral compass in an increasingly secular world means his actions and words are closely scrutinised.

13 Feb 2013 - 3:33am

Entire HKFA disciplinary committee resigns

HKFA chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak. Photo: Edward Wong

All six members of the Hong Kong Football Association disciplinary committee resigned last night citing "differences between the committee and the [Hong Kong Football Association] board of directors [that] could not be resolved".

5 Feb 2013 - 4:15am

Daqing Dairy chairman and finance chief resign over Deloitte's misgivings

Daqing Dairy's chairman Zhao Yu and chief financial officer Fong Pin Jan resigned yesterday, according to the company.

Their resignations follow that of several directors from the mainland dairy company and its former auditor, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, which expressed misgivings about Daqing's financial statements.

11 Jan 2013 - 3:56am

Ambassador resigns after orgy in embassy

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia was forced to resign after his bodyguard reportedly held a Christmas party with prostitutes at the mission.

Carlos Rodriguez Andino stepped down after Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales received the report of a special commission that investigated the December 20 incident in Bogota.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:40am

Italian PM Mario Monti resigns ahead of elections

Monti on Friday resigned as Italy's Prime Minister, opening the way to elections expected in February.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned on Friday with his political plans still in doubt, paving the way for early elections next year in a lynchpin eurozone state still mired in recession.

Monti “handed in the resignation of his government” at a meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano, and will stay on in a caretaker capacity, the presidency said in a statement.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:08am

Hang Seng Management College head Chui Hong-sheung quits

Hang Seng Management College president Chui Hong-sheung quits, but denies he was sidelined after students' criticism. Photo: Felix Wong

The president of Hang Seng Management College yesterday announced his sudden resignation, but denied that the school's board of governors had forced his hand.

Chui Hong-sheung, who heads the private post-secondary institution in Sha Tin, also dismissed rumours that he had been sidelined after public criticism from students last year.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:51am

Shares of China Rongsheng and Glorious Property fall after chairman Zhang Zhirong quits

Zhang Zhirong

Shares of China Rongsheng Heavy Industries and Glorious Property fell sharply yesterday after their chairman, Zhang Zhirong, quit.

Zhang's resignation fuelled investors' concerns about the firms' operations and financial condition.

28 Nov 2012 - 2:37am

Chairman steps down after insider settlement

Zhang Zhirong

Mainland billionaire Zhang Zhirong has resigned as chairman of two Hong Kong-listed companies, shortly after a court approved a US$14 million settlement of an insider trading case by an investment firm he owns.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:21am

CIA chief David Petraeus resigns over affair

CIA Director David Petraeus

CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday from his post, citing an extramarital affair.

“Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA,” Petraeus said in a message to CIA staff.

10 Nov 2012 - 4:41am

Coach Ernie Merrick's departure will effect plan to revive local football

The resignation of Ernie Merrick impacts on the implementation of Project Phoenix.

Hong Kong soccer's multimillion-dollar blueprint to rise from the ashes has been damaged by the departure of national coach Ernie Merrick, a top government official admitted yesterday.

30 Oct 2012 - 3:00am