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Voters and candidates in Iraq's election: Here is all you need to know

At the end of the ballot, the 329 members of parliament elected from party lists will be tasked with forming a government and electing a prime minister and president.

published on : 22nd April 2018

German Social Democrats elect Andrea Nahles as first female leader

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats elected Andrea Nahles, a combative and outspoken former labour minister, as the first woman leader of the 155-year-old party.

published on : 22nd April 2018

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

The issue of fake users is hugely sensitive for Twitter because a crackdown could severely dent its roughly 330 million audience -- the company's main selling point.

published on : 22nd April 2018

Ten arrested as southern US neo-Nazi rally clash with protests

There were fears the event could escalate into a repeat of the violence that stemmed from a white supremacist rally last August, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

published on : 22nd April 2018

German Social Democrats to elect Andrea Nahles as first female leader

Well-known for two decades in her SPD party, Nahles is expected to easily beat the only other candidate, Simone Lange, a former policewoman and mayor of the northern city of Flensburg.

published on : 22nd April 2018

Nepal's key Madhesi party splits on its first anniversary

Nepal's major Madhesi party Rastriya Janta Party-Nepal (RJPN) today split on its first anniversary after a disgruntled group formed a new party.

published on : 20th April 2018

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit pats woman journalist on cheek, faces flak

Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian tweeted a picture of herself being patted on the cheek by the Tamil Nadu Governor minutes after a press conference by him at Raj Bhavan.

published on : 18th April 2018

Sri Lanka support proposal to abolish the Executive Presidency

Sirisena's current government in 2015 through the nineteenth amendment to the constitution restored the two term limit. This means Rajapaksa cannot become President again.

published on : 17th April 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet with Donald Trump as scandals swirl at home

Before boarding his flight from Tokyo, Abe took the unusual step of pledging to clean up the mess in government when he gets back.

published on : 17th April 2018

France convinced Trump to stay in Syria: France President Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron said Paris convinced Trump to stay engaged in Syria "for the long-term". French air strikes did not amount to a declaration of war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, he added.

published on : 16th April 2018

BJP announces candidates for council seats in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh

The BJP announced for Bihar and Uttar Pradesh legislative council seats with an eye on social equations aimed at consolidating its votes.

published on : 15th April 2018

Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani stopped at Jaipur Airport

The administration of Nagaur, where Mevani had a rally, had restricted his visit and the police stopped the Gujarat MLA at the airport to inform him about the order.

published on : 15th April 2018

Karnataka Assembly election: BJP’s mother-tongue politics

The party has planned a customised campaign by national leaders to woo non-Kannadigas in the state.

published on : 14th April 2018

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena​ suspends Parliament in growing political crisis 

In a surprise move, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today issued a proclamation suspending the sessions of Parliament without any official reasons.

published on : 13th April 2018

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s security guards withdrawn from residence; Rabri Devi calls it conspiracy to have her family killed

Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi alleged a conspiracy against her family after security was withdrawn from her residence.

published on : 11th April 2018
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