Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill seven as Nigerians vote
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill seven as Nigerians vote

At least seven people were killed in separate attacks in the northeast Nigerian state of Gombe on Saturday as the country held presidential elections, with suspected Boko Haram gunmen opening fire on voters at polling stations.

UK's Cameron launches re-election campaign with health vow

British Prime Minister David Cameron kicked off his re-election campaign today for May's tight poll by echoing his main rival with a new promise to improve the state-run National Health Service (NHS).

Two killed in Boko Haram attack on polling stations in Nigeria

At least two people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack on polling stations in northeast Nigeria today, residents and an election official told AFP.

Musharraf`s party to contest local Pakistan elections

Pakistan`s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is facing criminal proceedings, announced on Sunday that his party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) would contest local government elections.

Thousands flock to anti-austerity `dignity march` in Madrid
Thousands flock to anti-austerity `dignity march` in Madrid

Thousands of people took part in a "march for dignity" in Madrid on Saturday to protest against austerity measures on the eve of a closely-watched regional election in southern Spain. 

Uzbekistan`s aging leader dances ahead of presidential vote

Post-Soviet Uzbekistan`s strongman President Islam Karimov danced off rumours that ill-health might derail his imminent re-election bid Saturday during a state celebration of the Nowruz holiday marking the beginning of spring.

Israeli parties` stance on Palestinians

After an election campaign in which the Palestinian issue rarely featured, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upped the stakes by unequivocally ruling out a Palestinian state in the near future.

PPP spent billions to win elections: Report

 Pakistan's former ruling party PPP reportedly doled out Rs 125 billion of taxpayers' money to lawmakers for development projects ahead of the 2013 polls but failed to garner support among voters, a media report said, which also cited impropriety in handling the funds.

Key candidates in Israel`s general election

 Israel holds its second general election in just over two years on Tuesday, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved parliament following the breakdown of his coalition government. 

Egypt court ruling halts parliamentary election: Judicial sources

 Egypt`s Administrative Court issued a ruling on Tuesday that effectively halts the March/April parliamentary election process, judicial sources said.

Egypt court ruling halts parliamentary election: Judicial sources

 Egypt`s Administrative Court issued a ruling on Tuesday that effectively halts the March/April parliamentary election process, judicial sources said.

Sudan election campaign to start amid opposition boycott

Campaigning for Sudan`s presidential and parliamentary elections starts Tuesday with Omar al-Bashir facing little competition for the presidency, a multi-party boycott and the opposition and press facing mounting repression.

Nigeria election boss rules out further poll delay as army claims gains

Nigeria`s elections chief Wednesday ruled out any further postponement to the country`s upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls, despite the country`s Boko Haram insurgents vowing to stymie the ballot.

Anti-euro party guns for first seats in west German state

Germany`s populist anti-euro AfD party hoped to capture its first seats in a western state legislature in an election Sunday in the country`s second city of Hamburg.

Nigeria election delay raises red flags at home, abroad

The six-week delay in Nigeria's presidential election has raised red flags both in the international community and among local political and civil rights groups, with many concerned about the independence of the country's electoral commission and whether the military hierarchy had too much say in the matter.

Nigeria vote will not be postponed further: National security advisor

Nigeria`s elections will not be postponed past March 28, National Security Advisor (NSA) Sambo Dasuki told AFP in an interview Monday, saying that Boko Haram fighters who forced the delay would be defeated within the coming six weeks.

Shivlal Yadav likely to be BCCI president, Jagmohan Dalmiya skips N Srinivasan's party
Shivlal Yadav likely to be BCCI president, Jagmohan Dalmiya skips N Srinivasan's party

Former India off-spinner and interim president of BCCI Shivlal Yadav in all likelihood is the frontrunner to replace N Srinivasan as the full-time president of the board at the next Annual General Meeting.

Delhi election fever grips B-Town
Delhi election fever grips B-Town

Bollywood celebrities, taking a keen interest in Delhi elections, have urged fans to go out and vote for "change".

Election to be quashed if crime is not disclosed: SC

The Supreme Court Thursday said the suppression or non-disclosure of information about serious crimes by a candidate at the time of filing nomination interferes with the voters' right to make an informed choice and the election of such a candidate is liable to be set aside.

Delhi polls: Dera Sacha Sauda's political wing to support BJP

In a shot in the arm for the BJP ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, the political wing of Sirsa-based sect Dera Sacha Sauda on Thursday decided to extend support to the saffron party.