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Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud'
Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud'

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah accused senior election officials of serious fraud, opening a dispute over the vote count that could threaten a smooth transition of power.

Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for 'fraud'
Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats
Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats

Afghans defied Taliban threats by voting Saturday in a second-round presidential election, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents.

Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats
Haiti announces legislative elections for October
Haiti announces legislative elections for October

The Haitian government announced that legislative elections will be held in October, three years behind schedule amid a slow earthquake recovery process and gargantuan logistical woes.

Haiti announces legislative elections for October
Israel elects hawk Rivlin as 10th president
Israel elects hawk Rivlin as 10th president

Israel's parliament on Tuesday elected Reuven Rivlin, a far-right member of the ruling Likud party, to be the nation's 10th president when Shimon Peres steps down next month.

Israel elects hawk Rivlin as 10th president
Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls
Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls

Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected Syria's president with 88.7 percent of the vote after a poll labelled a farce by rebels fighting to overthrow him, whose outcome was never in doubt.

Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls
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Madonna criticises Malawi president amid vote chaos

Pop diva Madonna has weighed in on Malawi's chaotic election, criticising embattled President Joyce Banda, who has tried to nullify the vote amid allegations of irregularities.

Madonna criticises Malawi president amid vote chaos
Egypt votes in poll seen giving Sisi landslide victory
Egypt votes in poll seen giving Sisi landslide victory

The ex-army chief who ousted Egypt's first democratically elected leader and crushed his Islamist movement was set for a landslide presidential election win on Tuesday, the final day of voting.

Egypt votes in poll seen giving Sisi landslide victory
Merkel conservatives win EU vote, neo-Nazis gain seat
Merkel conservatives win EU vote, neo-Nazis gain seat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives came out ahead in European Parliament elections, official results showed Monday, but a neo-Nazi party also won a seat in Brussels, echoing far-right gains elsewhere.

Merkel conservatives win EU vote, neo-Nazis gain seat
Final phase of India election as Modi fights for seat
Final phase of India election as Modi fights for seat

Voters headed to the polls Monday in the final phase of India's marathon election, with hardliner Narendra Modi expected to lead his Hindu nationalists to victory after 10 years of Congress party rule.

Final phase of India election as Modi fights for seat
Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears
Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears

Lithuanians began voting Sunday to elect their president, with incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite a shoo-in as fears in the EU Baltic state soar over a resurgent Russia.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears
Bitterly fought India election campaign enters final day
Bitterly fought India election campaign enters final day

Campaigning in India's bitterly fought general election was set to end Saturday ahead of next week's final voting with the Hindu nationalist opposition already scenting victory.

Bitterly fought India election campaign enters final day
Opposition's Varela wins Panama presidency
Opposition's Varela wins Panama presidency

Conservative Juan Carlos Varela, the vice president who broke politically with President Ricardo Martinelli, was officially declared Panama's next president.

Opposition's Varela wins Panama presidency
Iraqi forces cast ballots ahead of election
Iraqi forces cast ballots ahead of election

Security personnel cast their ballots nationwide Monday ahead of Iraq's first election since US troops withdrew, amid attacks on voting centres and fears the country is slipping into all-out conflict.

Iraqi forces cast ballots ahead of election
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UN set to lift Ivory Coast diamond embargo

The UN Security Council is set to lift a nearly decade-old embargo on Ivory Coast's international diamond trade and plans to relax its arms embargo there, diplomats said.

UN set to lift Ivory Coast diamond embargo
Six killed as India heads back to the polls
Six killed as India heads back to the polls

The latest stage of India's massive five-week election was marred by bloody violence Thursday, with a landmine triggered by Maoist insurgents killing at least five policemen in an insurgency-hit eastern state.

Six killed as India heads back to the polls
70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash
70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash

Clashes in Algeria's restive Kabylie region between security forces and youths opposed to Thursday's presidential election wounded around 70 people, local sources said.

70 wounded as anti-vote Algerian youths, police clash
Hungary gets four more years of Viktor Orban
Hungary gets four more years of Viktor Orban

Hungary was set Monday for four more years of Prime Minister Viktor Orban after the divisive strongman swept to victory in elections that also saw the far-right increase its share of the vote.

Hungary gets four more years of Viktor Orban
Karzai votes in Afghan polls to choose his successor
Karzai votes in Afghan polls to choose his successor

Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast his vote Saturday in the election that marks the start of his country's first-ever democratic transfer of power, as he steps down after serving the maximum two terms in office.

Karzai votes in Afghan polls to choose his successor
Yerlan Idrissov, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan. ©Tengrinews
Kazakhstan calls Ukraine not to continue confrontation

Kazakhstan abstained from voting at the UN General Assembly and Ukraine sent it a diplomatic note.

Kazakhstan calls Ukraine not to continue confrontation
Slovakia's presidential candidate Andrej Kiska. ©Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa
Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency

Slovaks began voting Saturday to choose their president in a fractious and tight run-off between Prime Minister Robert Fico and political newcomer and philanthropist, Andrej Kiska.

Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency