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Human Rights Watch has called on the Thai military junta to amend the unilaterally promulgated interim constitution that gives it sweeping powers without accountability or safeguards against human rights violations. On July 22, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of the ruling National Council for Peace...

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday announced his resignation, indicating the decision was prompted by the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition. "I announce my resignation in connection with the dissolution of the parliamentary coalition and the blocking of government...

The audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed Thursday, two days after it was halted due to disagreements between the two candidates in the recent presidential run-off. The delay also enabled the implementation of additional steps to accelerate the audit process. The audit, which is being...

The Iraqi parliament on Thursday elected moderate Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the new president. He replaces Jalal Talabani, who completed two terms as Iraqi president. 76 years-old Massoum, known for maintaining good relations with Sunni and Shia Arab politicians, is a founding member...

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said on Wednesday that it will not give approval to new investment projects in Russia after the European Union and the US slapped sanctions on the country last week as the Russia-Ukraine conflict worsened. "A majority of the Board of Directors...

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has won Indonesia's presidential election. Announcing the result on Tuesday, the General Election Commission said Widodo won 53.15 percent of the vote, while his rival Prabowo Subianto garnered 46.85 percent. Earlier in the day, Subianto said he is withdrawing from...

Indonesia's presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has said he is withdrawing from the election process, with the results due in hours. He announced his decision at a press conference on Tuesday. The ex-general is alleging massive fraud in the election, held on 9 July. Both Subianto and his...