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.
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.
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.
British companies are chiefly concerned about uncertainties over next month`s general election leading to caution over investment, according to a survey published by accountancy firm Deloitte on Tuesday.
A second round of talks between the key players in Myanmar`s looming election, including Aung San Suu Kyi, finished without resolution, a minister said Friday, though he described the discussion as "successful."
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of looming elections as she cast doubt over the likelihood of key changes to a charter that bans her from running for president.
Cambodia`s parliament Thursday appointed a new election committee in a bid to clean-up polls routinely tainted by allegations of fraud and as part of an agreement between the ruling and opposition parties.
The only televised debate between British Prime Minister David Cameron, opposition leader Ed Miliband and five others yielded no clear winners, making it more difficult for pollsters to predict the outcome of next month's election.
The Election Commission wants to use a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance voter secrecy and has received the backing of the Law Commission, but the government is yet to take a final call on the issue.
The main TV debate of Britain`s national election campaign yielded no clear winner on Thursday with three opinion polls producing four different winners, but David Cameron`s attempt to appear the most statesman-like appeared to have paid off.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband face their one and only live television debate of the election campaign on Thursday, along with five others in a seven-way contest.
A number of Indian-origin entrepreneurs have backed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party in the upcoming UK General Election in May, warning that a government led by Opposition Labour party would "threaten jobs and deter investment".