The two-phase election is also expected to determine the path Nepal takes in balancing ties with China and India, both of whom are pushing hard to expand influence in the buffer state.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party.
The midday deadline set for President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday with no word from the 93-year-old leader.
Australian politicians will have to prove they are not foreign citizens under plans proposed on Monday as the conservative government grapples with a constitutional crisis that has cost it a majority in parliament.
Mongolia named a new prime minister Wednesday, weeks after the previous leader and his cabinet were voted out over corruption allegations.
Members of the lower house raised their arms and shouted "Banzai" three times -- the Japanese equivalent of "three cheers" -- after the speaker read out a letter from Shinzo Abe officially dissolving the chamber.
Germany's Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the centre-left Social Democrats ...
The National Assembly confirmed in a statement that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former African Union chief, was sworn in as a member of parliament for the governing African National Congress.
The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani's key members of cabinet, in their posts.