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Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

The Taliban on Monday vowed to target government security forces in upcoming parliamentary elections, as US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end the 17-year war.

Sweden faces deadlock as far-right gains in vote

Sweden faces deadlock as far-right gains in vote

Sweden faced political deadlock on Monday after the far-right made gains in legislative elections whose result makes it tough to form a functioning government.

India arrests rights activists over links to Maoist guerrillas

India arrests rights activists over links to Maoist guerrillas

More than 20 civil rights groups, lawyers forums and trade unions are launching a campaign against Tuesday's crackdown.

Furious voters snub Australian govt after political chaos

Furious voters snub Australian govt after political chaos

Scott Morrison was sworn in as the country's 30th leader late on Friday after a bitter Liberal Party revolt against moderate Malcolm Turnbull.

Indian PM confident of bigger win in 2019 elections

Indian PM confident of bigger win in 2019 elections

Narendra Modi told The Times of India in an interview published on Sunday that his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government is committed to improving the lives of all citizens regardless of faith.

Zimbabwe opposition says its supporters abducted in raids

Zimbabwe opposition says its supporters abducted in raids

Zimbabwe's main opposition said on Monday security forces were abducting its members in night raids to intimidate the party and stop it challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa's win in national elections.

Zimbabwe opposition in court over post-vote violence

Zimbabwe opposition in court over post-vote violence

Members of Zimbabwe's defeated opposition party appeared in court Saturday on violence charges, a day after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared winner of the historic first elections ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe hopes his former party will lose poll

Zimbabwe's Mugabe hopes his former party will lose poll

President Mnangagwa, Mugabe's former ally in the ruling ZANU-PF party, faces opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in the landmark vote.

Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of elections

Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of elections

Armed soldiers watched closely as election officials in Islamabad distributed ballot boxes and voting materials for polling stations across the city.

Sharif denied personal doctor as health worsens: party

Sharif denied personal doctor as health worsens: party

Nawaz Sharif was convicted in his absence overseas on corruption charges and arrested upon his return to Pakistan earlier his month, ahead of elections on Wednesday.

Pakistan candidate jailed in drug case days before poll

Pakistan candidate jailed in drug case days before poll

Hanif Abbasi is seen as a strong candidate for the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in Wednesday's election.

Trump says Russia is no longer targeting US

Trump says Russia is no longer targeting US

Asked by reporters on Wednesday if Russia was still targeting the United States, Donald Trump shook his head and said, "No."