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Pakistan ex-PM Sharif heads home to face jail before polls

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif heads home to face jail before polls

Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia last week to 10 years in prison by a corruption court.

Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

Pakistan election rally suicide bomb toll climbs to 20

A local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), Haroon Bilour, was among those killed in the attack in the city of Peshawar late on Tuesday.

Pakistan army to deploy over 370,000 troops for July 25 elections

Pakistan army to deploy over 370,000 troops for July 25 elections

Pakistan will deploy 371,388 troops to polling stations across the country to ensure free and fair elections on July 25, the army said Tuesday.

Former Pakistani PM Sharif to return on July 13 to face jail

Former Pakistani PM Sharif to return on July 13 to face jail

The three-time former prime minister and his daughter are currently in London.

Pakistan court orders jail for Sharif, daughter on graft charges

Pakistan court orders jail for Sharif, daughter on graft charges

The anti-graft court ruled that the Sharif family bought properties in London with the money plundered from Pakistan in the 1990s.

Suicide bombing wounds 19 at Iraq ballot warehouse

Suicide bombing wounds 19 at Iraq ballot warehouse

A suicide bombing Sunday targeting a warehouse in Kirkuk where ballot boxes from Iraq's May elections were stored wounded 19 people, days before a vote recount, a security source said.

Pakistani court bans another Sharif loyalist from politics

Pakistani court bans another Sharif loyalist from politics

Pakistan's top court on Thursday banned another loyalist of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from politics for five years, in a decision that raised questions about the credibility of national elections next month.

Erdogan, alliance partner agree to lift state of emergency

Erdogan, alliance partner agree to lift state of emergency

The state of emergency has been in place since after an attempted coup in July 2016 and has been extended every three months since then.

Federal rule imposed on Kashmir state in India

Federal rule imposed on Kashmir state in India

India's troubled Jammu and Kashmir state was placed under the direct control of the federal government on Wednesday amid increasing instability and violence in the disputed region.

US observers urge steps to ensure free poll in Zimbabwe

US observers urge steps to ensure free poll in Zimbabwe

US pro-democracy groups have urged Zimbabwean authorities to take steps to ensure a free and fair election in July and break from a history of flawed elections under long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.

Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

Australia has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks and interference in elections, the government said on Saturday, amid concerns foreign powers are meddling in domestic affairs ...

PM Orban flags big changes to Hungary's constitution

PM Orban flags big changes to Hungary's constitution

Right-wing nationalist Orban, who was re-elected with a landslide in April elections for a third straight term, did not reveal any further details.