Armenian PM’s bloc seen winning parliamentary vote

Europe 12/10/18, 02:32

Preliminary results in Armenia's snap parliamentary election show the electoral bloc of the country's new leader winning an overwhelming majority.A preliminary count from all precincts posted on the website of the Armenian Central Election Commission on Monday show Nikol Pashinian's My Step bloc with more than 70 percent of the ...

Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

Europe 12/09/18, 04:57

Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's new prime minister.FILE- In this file photo taken on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Opposition leader Nikol Pashinian, right, speaks to a police officer in front of a police line blocking the way ...

Armenians set to cast ballots in snap parliamentary vote

Europe 12/07/18, 09:16

Armenians are set to vote in a snap parliamentary election this Sunday that is expected to cement the rule of the new prime minister who spearheaded the massive protests earlier this year that forced the resignation of his predecessor.The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May, pushed for ...

Pakistan PM promises whistleblower law to combat corruption

Business 11/29/18, 10:02

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan says his government will introduce a new law that will reward whistleblowers who help authorities identify corrupt politician, bureaucrats and private citizens who stash money in Pakistan and in foreign banks.Khan made his remarks Thursday as he completed his first 100 days in office after ...

UN documents civilian casualties during recent election

World 11/06/18, 06:28

A United Nations report released Tuesday found that 56 civilians were killed and 379 others wounded in attacks during Afghanistan's recent parliamentary election. Fifty-two civilians were killed and 339 others were wounded in election day violence, the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan report said. The rest were killed or wounded in ...

Afghans vote in south Kandahar’s delayed elections

World 10/26/18, 22:04

Security was tight in southern Kandahar on Saturday as voters went to the polls in parliamentary elections that were delayed in the province by one week after an attack by an elite guard killed two top government officials, including a powerful provincial police chief.Major roads throughout southern Kandahar were closed ...

Center-left party to rule Bhutan after elections victory

Asia & Pacific 10/22/18, 04:07

The center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party has won the most seats in Parliamentary elections in Bhutan, a South Asian country in the eastern Himalayan mountain range with a population of around 800,000 people.The Election Commission of Bhutan says the party had won 30 National Assembly seats and the Druk Phuensum ...

Update: Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

World 10/21/18, 03:41

The Latest on Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, which were extended into a second day after technical issues led to hours of delays at voting stations (all times local):NoonAfghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least 11 civilians in the eastern Nangarhar province.Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says ...

Chaotic, bloody Afghan parliamentary elections enter 2nd day

World 10/21/18, 00:40

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have entered into a second day following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling.An injured man receives treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Police say a suicide bomber blew himself ...

Update: Police report 2nd explosion in Afghan capital

World 10/20/18, 01:51

The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local):10:10 a.m.A Kabul police official says a second small explosion has been reported just hours after parliamentary election polls opened in Afghanistan.Jan Agha says a "sticky bomb" placed beneath the vehicle of an intelligence official exploded Saturday in the Karte Se ...

Voting begins in Afghan parliamentary polls despite threats

World 10/19/18, 22:56

Tens of thousands of Afghan forces have fanned out across the country as voting began in parliamentary elections following a campaign marred by relentless violence.Afghan polling staff prepare for voting at a polling station during the Parliamentary election in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)The Independent Election ...

Update: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attack

World 10/19/18, 04:49

The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local):1 p.m.Afghanistan's election commission has postponed Saturday's elections in Kandahar province for a week, following a deadly attack there that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including its powerful police chief.The Independent ...

Afghans set to vote despite Taliban threats, corruption

World 10/19/18, 02:15

Afghans will return to the polls for parliamentary elections on Saturday, hoping to bring change to a corrupt government that has lost nearly half the country to the Taliban.In the eight years since Afghanistan last held parliamentary elections, a resurgent Taliban have carried out near-daily attacks on security forces, seizing ...

Taliban attack kills Afghan officials, US general unhurt

World 10/19/18, 01:46

Afghanistan was reeling Friday, a day after an audacious assassination claimed by the Taliban that killed two senior officials in Kandahar province while the top U.S. commander who attended the high-level meeting where the attack happened was unharmed.Thursday's meeting, on security plans for Afghanistan's parliamentary elections this weekend, had just ...

Update: UN Security Council condemns Afghan attacks

World 10/18/18, 06:17

The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local):7 a.m.The U.N. Security Council has condemned several recent attacks in Afghanistan ahead of Saturday's parliamentary elections.On Thursday, an elite guard attacked a delegation leaving a high-level meeting on security plans for the ...

Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack polls

World 10/17/18, 08:23

A Taliban bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province killed a candidate running in the parliamentary elections this weekend, a provincial official said, as attacks elsewhere in the country killed six policemen and two soldiers.The attacks came as the Taliban warned teachers and students not to participate in the vote and ...

Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

Europe 10/16/18, 08:24

Armenia's prime minister stepped down Tuesday, a political maneuver aimed at forcing an early election.Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early parliamentary election this fall in a bid to unseat foes who maintain ...

Official: Suicide bomber kills candidate in upcoming polls

World 10/09/18, 03:49

A suicide bomber on Tuesday struck the home of a candidate in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections later this month, killing the candidate and seven other people, a provincial official said.The candidate, Saleh Mohammad Achekzai, was holding a meeting at the time of the attack, which also killed several of his bodyguards, ...

Party catering to Russian minority comes 1st in Latvian vote

Europe 10/07/18, 04:37

An opposition party catering to the Latvia's large ethnic Russian minority is poised to win the Baltic nation's parliamentary election but it's expected to face difficulties in forming a coalition government.A Latvian casts their ballot paper at a polling station in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Latvians were casting ...

Ethnic Russians have big influence in Latvian election

Europe 10/05/18, 23:01

Latvians were casting their ballots Saturday in a parliamentary election in which a party catering to the Baltic nation's large ethnic Russian minority is expected to win the most support but have trouble forming a coalition government.Voters in Latvia, which is a member of the European Union and NATO, are ...

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