Anwar Ibrahim said only fraud can stop his Malaysian opposition from scoring a historic election win as the rival sides launched a last-ditch campaign blitz Saturday on the eve of a tense vote.
Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf appeared before an anti-terrorism court on Saturday after spending the night at police headquarters in Islamabad.
Iraqis voted on Saturday in the country's first polls since US troops departed, a key test of the country's stability in the face of a spike in attacks that has claimed more than 100 lives.
Italian lawmakers meet on Thursday to begin voting on a new president in a key step that could end a two-month impasse between political parties that has blocked the formation of a new government.
The Philippines' powerful Catholic Church is to ask Filipinos to vote candidates who support birth control out of office in the May elections.
Iraqi soldiers and policemen cast their ballots for provincial elections on Saturday, a week ahead of the main vote that comes amid an uptick in violence and a long-running political crisis.
Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro tearfully vowed to complete Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution Thursday while rival Henrique Capriles promised change at emotional rallies to close their bitter campaign.
The UN General Assembly is expected to adopt the first global treaty on the conventional arms trade Tuesday after the 193 member states failed to reach consensus on it last week.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades' office said he "fully respects" the decision and that he had had a "constructive" phone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, amid reports Cyprus was seeking alternative financing.
Beleaguered Zimbabweans will on Saturday vote on a new constitution that would, for the first time, put a definite end date on Robert Mugabe's controversial rule.
The conclaves of cardinals which elect a new pope are laden with rituals and shrouded in secrecy, but tantalising details have emerged from previous votes of what really happens behind the sealed doors of the Sistine Chapel.
Vatican workers made final preparations in the Sistine Chapel on Saturday after Roman Catholic cardinals voted to begin their conclave to elect a new pope under Michelangelo's famous frescoes next week.
Cameroonian strongman Issa Hayatou will be re-elected unopposed in Morocco on Sunday for a final four-year term as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president.
A large majority of Swiss voted Sunday to rein in executive pay and force business leaders to give up golden parachutes, according to final results of the popular vote.
The Liberal Democrats on Friday hung onto the southern England parliamentary seat of Eastleigh, dealing a heavy blow to Prime Minister David Cameron whose Conservative Party were beaten into third place.
The US Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense Tuesday, ending a long and acrimonious nomination process and handing President Barack Obama a boost as he fills his second-term cabinet.
Italy on Monday holds a second day of voting in a critical election for the future of the eurozone in which the centre-left Democratic Party is expected to win but fall short of a governing majority.
Irish lawmakers voted through emergency legislation to liquidate the former Anglo Irish bank early Thursday, as part of a deal to ease the eurozone country's massive debt burden.
British lawmakers voted in favour of controversial legislation allowing gay marriage on Tuesday despite fierce opposition from members of Prime Minister David Cameron's own party.
A vote on whether to build a second nuclear power plant in Bulgaria, the EU member's first referendum since the end of communism in 1989, looked set to fail Sunday because of insufficient turnout.
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