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Prabowo Subianto: Ex-general with a dark past

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 03:53

Indonesian presidential contender Prabowo Subianto ordered the abduction of democracy activists in the dying days of dictator Suharto`s rule, used to be married to one of the strongman`s daughters, and was once refused entry to the US over rights abuses.

Indonesia to announce results in disputed presidential poll

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 03:50

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected to be declared the winner of Indonesia`s disputed presidential election this week but his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, is likely to mount a legal challenge that will prolong the political deadlock.

Hillary faces questions about wealth and health

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 16:34

After being questioned about her wealth, Hillary Clinton considered a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential poll, is facing new questions about her health.

Afghanistan rolls out security plan for presidential poll

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:41

A senior Afghan security official Monday said the country`s security forces have rolled out a security plan for the upcoming presidential runoff polls.

Explosion rocks Cairo amid presidential poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 18:15

One person was injured and several cars were burnt Tuesday when an explosive device went off near a church in Egypt`s capital Cairo, media reported.

Egyptians vote on last day of presidential poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:17

Egyptians started to cast their votes from 9 a.m. Tuesday, the final day of the two-day presidential election being held after the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.

Abdullah confident ahead of Afghan presidential poll run-off

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:21

Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah said Thursday that he accepted the final result of the poll and was ready for the run-off on June 14.

Egypt`s key anti-Mubarak group to boycott presidential poll

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 21:17

A dissident movement which spearheaded president Hosni Mubarak`s overthrow in 2011 announced Wednesday a boycott of Egypt`s presidential poll that it said would only serve to "enthrone" ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Brazil`s presidential poll may go for second round

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 13:56

Brazil`s October presidential elections may feature a second round, as support for incumbent President Dilma Rousseff falters and her contenders gain strength, according to an opinion poll.

UN chief hails conclusion of Maldives presidential poll

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 11:38

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the conclusion of the Maldives presidential election run-off, hoping the new government will "engage the opposition in a constructive manner".

Nasheed fails to get majority in first round of Maldives poll

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 09:39

In the crucial vote, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) chief Nasheed bagged 46.4 per cent of the votes, a marginal increase from his previous tally of 45.45 per cent votes in the September 7 polls.

Waiting to see how situation plays out in Maldives: India

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 21:23

India said it will wait to see how situation plays out in Maldives, where election commission cancelled the fresh presidential poll set for Saturday.