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Indonesian constitutional court on Thursday rejected a challenge of the country's presidential election results. Prabowo Subianto, who lost to Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo in last month's election, challenged the outcome alleging massive fraud. Subianto argued that more than 24 million votes from...

The late Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos' running mate, environmentalist Marina Silva, has been elected as his replacement by the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB). Party chief Roberto Amaral announced on Wednesday that the 56-year-old former environment minister's choice as the new...

Thailand's parliament has elected coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha as the new prime minister. The 60-year-old commander-in-chief of the army received overwhelming support from Thailand's National Assembly in Thursday's vote. The election of Gen Prayuth, who was the only candidate, was just a formality...

Tehreek-i-Insaaf, Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan's party, announced Monday that it has decided to resign all its seats in the national assembly, and intensify its ongoing anti-government protests aimed at persuading Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign. Shah Mehmud Qureshi, a senior member...

The U.S. carried out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in northern Iraq to protect Yazidis and retake Mosul dam from Islamic State fighters, according to media reports. The reports stated that the operation to recapture the country's largest dam began early on Saturday with raids by F-18 fighters...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Friday to stop the flow of military equipment, military advisers and armed personnel crossing the border with Ukraine. The two leaders had also expressed concern over the exacerbating humanitarian catastrophe...

At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history. "It is easy to lose hope but I always feel...

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has stepped aside in favor of his nominated replacement Haider al-Abadi, thereby ending a deadlock that threatened to push the Middle East nation into political uncertainty as it fights a Sunni insurgency. "I announce before you today, to ease the movement of...

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has declared three days of mourning in respect of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash Wednesday. Rousseff said she has decided to stop all campaign activities for the presidential elections, which was due on 5 October. A private plane...

The United Nations say that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has a legal obligation to resign as the President designated the nominee of the largest bloc in the Council of Representatives, Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, with the formation of a new government. "According to Article 76 of the Iraqi...

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Barroso have congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his election as President of Turkey. "Turkey is a key partner for the European Union: a candidate country negotiating EU accession, a neighbour, an important trade...

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed grave concern over the latest political developments in Iraq and calls on political leaders to respect the constitutional responsibilities of the President. "The President of Iraq, Dr....

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won with clear majority in the country's first direct presidential election. Erdogan won 52 percent of votes in Sunday's election against his main opposition rival Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who won 38.3 percent. Thus, a run-off vote was avoided. Erdogan...

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made a scathing attack against President Fouad Massoum accusing him of "committing a clear constitutional violation" by not inviting him to form a government, which will give him a third term. Amidst clamor for a new Prime Minister, the incumbent Nouri al-Maliki...