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Egyptian leftist politician Hamdeen Sabbahi submitted documents on Saturday to contest in the presidential election. His documents were endorsed by 31,100 citizens, while the minimum official requirement was 25,000. Sabbahi's opponent is the former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Sisi is...

Lithuania violated the political rights of ex-president Rolandas Paksas when it introduced a rule to ban anyone who had been impeached from running for or holding high office just weeks after the former leader had himself been removed from his post for abuse of power, the UN Human Rights Committee has...

Britain's Culture Secretary Maria Miller has resigned after a damaging row that she had over-claimed expenses. She denied that Prime Minister David Cameron forced her out, and insisted she owns responsibility for her decision to quit. She reportedly told Cameron that her continued presence in...