Two dead in Haiti election violence: Parties

Two people were killed during Haiti's long-delayed legislative elections, political parties have said, amid violence that forced some polling stations to close early.

Disorder, delays mar Haiti`s long-awaited election

Sporadic violence, including the ransacking of polling stations in the capital, forced dozens of voting centers to close Sunday during Haiti`s long-delayed legislative elections.

Polls open in long-delayed Haiti elections

Polling stations in Haiti`s long-delayed legislative elections opened at 6:00 am local time (1000 GMT) Sunday, marking the first vote since President Michel Martelly came to power in May 2011.

US official, Venezuelan National Assembly leader meet in Haiti

A top US diplomat met with the president of Venezuela`s National Assembly in Haiti this weekend to discuss diplomatic relations amid high tension between the two countries, the assembly said.

18 dead, 60 injured in carnival float accident in Haiti

At least 18 people were killed and 60 injured early on Tuesday when a carnival float hit power lines in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on the second day of the annual festival, officials said.

Security Council delegation visits Haiti

United Nations Security Council members arrived in Haiti on Friday for a three-day visit to urge the government to hold long-delayed elections in order to stem a mounting political crisis.

Haiti announces new government, cabinet to be sworn in Monday

Haitian President Michel Martelly announced the formation of a new government via Facebook late Sunday in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from political crisis. 

Haiti leader installs new prime minister

Haiti's President Michel Martelly swore in as the country's new prime minister Evans Paul, a political opponent who was chosen after last month's resignation of Laurent Lamothe.

Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis

 Haiti marked the fifth anniversary Monday of the massive earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, even as it sought a way out of its latest debilitating political crisis.

UN Security Council envoys to visit Haiti

 UN Security Council ambassadors will travel to Haiti this month for a first-hand look at the political situation following a decision to draw down the UN mission there.

Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new prime minister

Haitian President Michel Martelly on Thursday named veteran politician Evans Paul prime minister to lead a new government, as he seeks to defuse a crisis over long-delayed elections.

Haiti awaits new government after prime minister resigns

A caretaker government was running Haiti on Monday after the weekend resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe plunged the Caribbean nation into uncertainty as political forces jockeyed to fill the void.

Haiti opposition cautiously welcomes PM`s resignation

Haiti`s emboldened opposition welcomed the resignation Sunday of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who faced repeated calls to go over the failure to hold legislative elections in the past three years.

Haiti prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation early Sunday, following repeated calls for him to step down amid anti-government protests and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Haiti Prime Minister 'ready to resign', says President

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is ready to resign to help end the country`s political impasse, President Michel Martelly said Friday in the face of widespread government protests.

Haiti opposition meets with US ambassador

US Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White has met with opposition leaders seeking an end to the rule of President Michel Martelly.

Haiti postpones legislative, municipal elections: Official

Haiti`s government announced it was postponing long-delayed legislative and municipal elections that had been due to be held Sunday, triggering protests by thousands of angry would-be voters.


Thousands call for elections in Haiti

Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince to demand that President Michel Martelly step down and new elections be held.

Protesters close major street in Haiti capital

President Michel Martelly`s critics have closed a major thoroughfare in Port-au-Prince.

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Haiti marked four years yesterday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation that killed 250,000 people.