Gulf Times - re-election
President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

Cyprus gears up for a presidential election next week with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades favourite to win as he pledges a fresh push to reunify the divided island after talks collapsed last year.

Iraq PM heads for May elections after defeating IS

Iraq PM heads for May elections after defeating IS

Haider al-Abadi's newly created "Victory Alliance" will face the "State of Law" bloc of Nuri al-Maliki, his predecessor, key rival and Shia Dawa party co-member who now holds the post of vice president.

NHRC welcomes Qatar's re-election for Human Rights Council membership

NHRC welcomes Qatar's re-election for Human Rights Council membership

Qatar National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) welcomed the selection of State of Qatar to the UN General Assembly for a second term as a member of the Human Rights Council.

Putin yet to decide whether to run for president again

Putin yet to decide whether to run for president again

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he had not yet decided whether to run for re-election in 2018, but promised not to change the constitution to allow him to keep on running for Russia's top political post indefinitely.

Phone firms bet on ‘year of smartwatch’

Phone firms bet on ‘year of smartwatch’

Defying scepticism and geek-stigma, mobile phone firms are determined this year to sell you a wristwatch wirelessly connected to your mobile phone.