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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.

Zimbabwe opposition quarrel as leader lies in hospital

Zimbabwe opposition quarrel as leader lies in hospital

Zimbabwe's main opposition was embroiled in a power struggle on Friday over who is in charge of the party months before key elections, as leader Morgan Tsvangirai receives cancer treatment in hospital.

Kenya opposition firebrand arrested in dawn raid

Kenya opposition firebrand arrested in dawn raid

Miguna Miguna is a provocative firebrand who attended the mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president", in defiance of last year's election that saw Uhuru Kenyatta win a second term.

Clashes erupt in Maldives after court blow to regime

Clashes erupt in Maldives after court blow to regime

Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters who took to the streets late on Thursday after the court ruling, a major challenge to the authority of President Abdulla Yameen.

Malaysian alliance names Mahathir as PM candidate

Malaysian alliance names Mahathir as PM candidate

Mahathir Mohamad is seen as the biggest threat for Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is engulfed in a corruption scandal.

Russia rejects concern over election ban on opposition leader

Russia rejects concern over election ban on opposition leader

Russia on Tuesday rejected concerns that the decision to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running against President Vladimir Putin in a March election could undermine the vote's legitimacy.

Modi fights to protect home base in election

Modi fights to protect home base in election

The election for a new legislature in the western state of Gujarat this weekend is turning out to be a greater challenge for Modi than anticipated, the polls show.

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress chief

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress chief

Rahul Gandhi could be named head of India's opposition Congress Party within hours, a source said, shortly after he filed his candidacy for the role on Monday.

Russian police detain 380 at anti-Putin protest: monitors

Russian police detain 380 at anti-Putin protest: monitors

Russian police detained at least 380 activists across the country on Sunday for holding unauthorised protests against President Vladimir Putin, a monitoring group said.