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Defiant Afghans vote in election despite Taliban threat

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 08:59

Afghans braved the threat of Taliban violence Saturday to vote for a successor to President Hamid Karzai in a landmark election held as US-led forces wind down their long war.

Ukraine boxer Klitschko drops out of presidential race

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 22:24

Boxer turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko today dropped out of Ukraine`s snap presidential polls to help the candidacy of a charismatic tycoon who made a fortune selling chocolates and backs closer Western ties.

Ukraine`s Tymoshenko to run for president

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 19:52

Ukraine`s highly-divisive opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko announced plans on Thursday to contest snap presidential polls set for May 25 following last month`s fall of a pro-Kremlin regime.

US urges Maldives to hold speedy run-off after polls

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 15:51

The United States has urged the Maldives to carry out a decisive presidential run-off without delay after elections failed to deliver a clear winner.

Maldives geared up for tomorrow`s presidential polls

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 18:54

Maldives on Friday affirmed that the controversy-ridden presidential polls set for tomorrow will go ahead in order to avert a constitutional crisis.

Maldives set for presidential polls on Saturday

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 17:21

After two failed attempts, the Maldives is set to hold its presidential elections on Saturday to avoid a constitutional crisis, with the three warring political parties agreeing on the final voters` list.

India for free and fair polls in the Maldives: Salman Khurshid

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:09

India wants free and fair elections in the Maldives but will not interfere in the internal affairs of the country, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here on Wednesday.

Maldives ex-Prez Mohamed Nasheed says Waheed to quit

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 14:06

Maldives is at the centre of a political crisis after the police on Saturday halted the presidential election.

India `deeply disappointed` over blocking of Maldives revote

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 21:43

India on Saturday said it was "deeply disappointed" over the blocking of a key presidential revote in the Maldives and called on all stakeholders in the Indian Ocean nation to fulfil their responsibility and ensure the election was completed "without further delay".

Don`t undermine democratic process: India to Maldives parties

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 20:54

India`s sentiment was conveyed by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh who rushed to Maldives yesterday and returned home tonight, sources said.

UN chief calls for peaceful presidential polls in Maldives

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 10:16

The country`s Supreme Court has annulled the results of the first round of polls, which had been held on September 7 and has called for a new vote.

Maldives Prez polls on Oct 19 after SC orders fresh ballot

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 09:26

The Maldives must hold a fresh round of presidential polls before October 20, the Supreme Court has ruled while annulling the first phase as the government today appealed to all parties to support new elections.