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Slovaks vote for president with outsider tipped to win

Slovaks vote for president with outsider tipped to win

Slovaks began voting Saturday for a new president with the favourite an outsider whose anti-corruption stance has resonated with voters, still reeling from the fallout from an investigative journalist's murder.

Indian opposition attacks Modi over alleged political use of armed forces

Indian opposition attacks Modi over alleged political use of armed forces

Indian opposition parties are launching a united attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what they see as his politicisation of the armed forces as he tries to ride a patriotic wave into a second term in office ...

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook has banned political advertisements from outside Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential poll, just weeks after being heavily criticised by the European Union for not doing enough to counter election meddling.

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook India said Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency in political advertising ahead of a general election due by May.

Indian state chief stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

Indian state chief stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

The chief minister of a big Indian state led a sit-in on Monday in a standoff with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over a corruption investigation she condemned as a vendetta ...

Bashir lauds Qatar's support for Sudan

Bashir lauds Qatar's support for Sudan

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir lauded Qatar's support for his country, noting that the peace and stability achieved in Darfur through dialogue and the transformation of armed rebels into political parties ...

Sri Lanka, without prime minister and cabinet, grinds to political halt

Sri Lanka, without prime minister and cabinet, grinds to political halt

Sri Lanka appeared to be politically rudderless on Thursday as the speaker of parliament declared there was no functioning prime minister or cabinet after a no-confidence vote the previous day.

Sri Lanka president faces pressure to end political crisis

Sri Lanka president faces pressure to end political crisis

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is under increasing pressure to uphold the island nation's constitution and reconvene parliament after his decision to replace the prime minister triggered political turmoil.

US Supreme Court rules against unions over non-member fees

US Supreme Court rules against unions over non-member fees

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a blow to organized labour, ruling that non-members cannot be forced in certain states to pay fees to unions representing public employees such as teachers and police ...

Qatar, Argentina hold political consultations

Qatar, Argentina hold political consultations

The second round of the political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina was held in the capital Buenos Aires on Sunday.

Maldives lifts state of emergency

Maldives lifts state of emergency

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday, a day after senior political opponents were charged with trying to topple him last month.

Afghanistan's Ghani offers peace talks with Taliban ‘without condition’

Afghanistan's Ghani offers peace talks with Taliban ‘without condition’

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of Taliban insurgents as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that could lead to talks ...