Teams to monitor TN bypoll from where Jayalalithaa seeks re-election

Separate teams of flying squads, static and video surveillance squads have been formed to monitor election expenditure to the RK Nagar Assembly constituency bypoll on June 27, from where AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will contest.

Turkey`s Erdogan threatens daily over Syria arms video

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened an opposition daily which published footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to the state intelligence service carrying weapons to rebels in Syria, vowing it will pay a "heavy price".

Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt FIFA congress
Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupt FIFA congress

Pro-Palestinian protesters briefly interrupted the FIFA congress on Friday with world football`s governing body set to vote later on whether to expel Israel from the organisation.

Handshakes for Nigeria`s Buhari as he arrives for swearing in

Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari arrived at Eagle Square in the capital Abuja on Friday for his historic inauguration after he won the first ever opposition victory over a sitting president.

Russia, Qatar choice led to FIFA problems, says Sepp Blatter
Russia, Qatar choice led to FIFA problems, says Sepp Blatter

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter called on members of world soccer`s governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the game.

Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials
Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials

A top Olympic official about to join FIFA`s executive has questioned the timing of what he called a "Hollywood-style" operation to detain FIFA members in a corruption raid.

Danes talk tough on immigration ahead of election

"Unwanted" and "uncivilised" -- foreigners are sometimes shocked by the blunt tone of Denmark`s debate on Muslim immigration, and with a general election around the corner politicians show no sign of toning it down.

Brazil leader, soccer bosses back FIFA graft probe
Brazil leader, soccer bosses back FIFA graft probe

Brazil`s Football Confederation (CBF) and the country`s president said Wednesday they backed a corruption probe into FIFA, as one of seven people detained, Jose Maria Marin, was sidelined as CBF number two.

Ethiopia`s ruling party wins election landslide: Official

Ethiopia`s ruling party and its allies have won an overwhelming majority in parliament in weekend elections, the country`s electoral board announced Wednesday.

Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich
Several Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in Zurich

According to reports on Wednesday, several FIFA executives have been arrested in Zurich following a probe. The The charges include corruption in bid for World Cups and broadcast deals.

Putin wants `constructive` Poland ties after Duda presidential win

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for "constructive ties" with Poland as he congratulated conservative challenger Andrzej Duda on his surprise victory at presidential polls.

Ethiopians vote in first election without former strongman

Ethiopians started voting on Sunday in national and regional elections, the country's first polls since the 2012 death of its longtime leader, and the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.

Erdogan plays religion card in tight Turkey polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has controversially turned religion into a campaign issue in the officially secular country`s upcoming polls, which promise to be the biggest election challenge yet for the ruling party.

Britons vote - for their national bird

 British voters will set the tone for the future on Thursday by choosing a national bird.

Women banned from taking part in polls in Pakistan region

 In a bizarre diktat out of sync with modern-day ethos, the Jirga (religious assembly) in Gilgit Baltistan -- an eight-hour drive from the Pakistan capital -- has banned women from taking part in the coming assembly elections slated for June 8.

Loons and superheroes liven up UK election

There`s something about a British general election that brings out oddballs, loons and eccentric buffoons who dream of making it to parliament.

Burundi president to seek controversial third term: Party

Burundi`s president was Saturday declared as candidate for a controversial third term in office, his ruling party announced, despite mounting protests over a move that the opposition says is unconstitutional.

Wife of Malaysia's jailed Anwar to run for his seat

The wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday entered the race for the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband's recent jailing over a much-criticised sodomy conviction, a party official said.

Tensions as Burundi president to launch contested re-election bid

 Burundi`s president was Saturday set to declare his controversial bid for re-election during a ruling party congress taking place amid tight security and mounting tensions.

UN warns of Burundi election violence

 The UN Security Council on Friday warned that upcoming elections in Burundi could turn violent and vowed to take action against those who are fomenting unrest.