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Iran opposition group accuses Tehran of France attack plot

Iran opposition group accuses Tehran of France attack plot

Iranian opposition group the National Council of Resistance of Iran accused Tehran Monday of being behind an alleged plot to bomb a meeting of opposition figures in Paris at the weekend.

Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey poll

Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey poll

Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap polls, with Erdogan looking for a first round knockout and an overall majority for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Australia PM's popularity rises, but party still lags

Australia PM's popularity rises, but party still lags

The latest Newspoll, published by The Australian newspaper on Monday, gave Turnbull a 40% approval rating.

Pakistan to hold general election on July 25

Pakistan to hold general election on July 25

Pakistan’s government and parliament is due to be dissolved on May 31, when a new interim prime minister and an interim administration is meant to take over.

Australia govt trails opposition after voter-friendly budget

Australia govt trails opposition after voter-friendly budget

Australia's centre-right government trailed the opposition in two opinion polls released on Monday, suggesting that last week's voter-friendly budget had not delivered a much-needed boost for the ruling coalition, an analyst said.

Mahathir claims election win over ruling coalition

Mahathir claims election win over ruling coalition

Official results from the Election Commission of votes cast showed that Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN), had so far won 25 of parliament's 222 seats and Mahathir's alliance had won 16.

'I was wrong': Armenia PM quits after mass protests

'I was wrong': Armenia PM quits after mass protests

Armenia's Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election, seen as a blatant power grab by the opposition.

Madagascans return to protests after clashes

Madagascans return to protests after clashes

Hundreds of Madagascan opposition supporters returned to the streets on Monday to protest against the president and a deadly crackdown by security forces on an anti-government demonstration.

Azerbaijan strongman set to win polls boycotted by opposition

Azerbaijan strongman set to win polls boycotted by opposition

Azerbaijanis voted on Wednesday in a snap presidential election boycotted by the main opposition parties and set to extend the autocratic rule of President Ilham Aliyev.

Abe says he and wife not involved in discount land sale

Abe says he and wife not involved in discount land sale

Shinzo Abe and Taro Aso have come under fresh pressure over the ministry's admission this week that it had altered documents related to the sale of state-owned land at a steep discount to a school operator with ties to Abe's wife, Akie.

Turkish parliament passes controversial voting law

Turkish parliament passes controversial voting law

After parliament's Deputy Speaker Aysenur Bahcekapili announced the voting result, a brawl erupted between nationalist lawmakers and those from the main opposition.

Bank fraud case rocks Indian parliament

Bank fraud case rocks Indian parliament

A $2bn bank fraud case brought business to a standstill in both houses of India's parliament on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak on the issue.