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EU to deploy Myanmar election observers

 The EU said Tuesday it will for the first time deploy observers in Myanmar`s upcoming elections when the opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to make significant gains against the military-dominated government.

Burundi presidential vote not credible: UN observers

A United Nations observer mission said Monday that last week`s presidential elections in Burundi were relatively peaceful but had not been "an inclusive, free and credible" vote.

Ukraine pro-Russian leader has no information on missing OSCE observers

The pro-Russian "prime minister" of the self-declared Republic of Donetsk said Thursday he had no information on the whereabouts of four OSCE observers missing in eastern Ukraine.

OSCE chief slams observer detentions as `sabotage`

Swiss President and OSCE chief Didier Burkhalter slammed the detention of observers in eastern Ukraine Wednesday as "acts of sabotage," as a team of monitors remained missing.

Iran mulls sending observers to monitor Syria poll

Iran is considering sending observers to monitor the June 3 presidential election in its key regional ally Syria, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

EU says observers will monitor Egypt poll after all

The European Union said Monday it will observe next week`s presidential election in Egypt after authorities allowed in communications equipment, two days after announcing the mission had been scrapped.

EC appoints observers for elections in four states

The Election Commission of India has appointed special observers for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, and West Bengal on Feb 7, a statement said Tuesday.

Over 22,600 observers for Kenyan elections

Over 1,100 people were killed and 6,00,000 fled their homes after the 2007 polls.

UN sees need for more Syria observers, aircraft

A six-day-old truce has held in some parts of Syria since President Bashar al-Assad pledged to enforce it last week.

700 observers to monitor Russian presidential poll

A group of 29 officials from PACE are also scheduled to arrive in Moscow to monitor the poll.

Arab League condemns attacks on observers

The Arab League is blaming both the Syrian government and opposition for attacks on its observers in Syria.

Syria accepts Arab monitors as dozens more killed

Syria agreed Tuesday to allow Arab
observers to monitor a deal to end a nine-month protest crackdown.

Syria agrees `in principle` to observers

Syria has agreed "in principle" to allow an observer mission into the country, a senior official in Damascus said Friday.

Nandigram-bound EC observers return after hearing gunshots

Two EC observers visiting poll-bound West Bengal for an independent assessment on law and order had to return before reaching Nandigram after they heard gunshots.

EC briefs poll expenditure observers for Bihar elections

About 50 Income Tax officers --
appointed as expenditure observers for the upcoming assembly
elections in Bihar -- were on Thursday briefed by the Election
Commission to ensure strict compliance of the new

Observers allege fraud in Afghan polls, urge probe

Observers urge Prez to allow investigation into reports of fraud in parliamentary elections.

BJP appoints observers for consensus on J`khand CM

Internal differences in BJP on
CM candidate for Jharkhand Monday forced its
parliamentary board to appoint two senior leaders as central
observers for hammering out a consensus so that a government
is formed "within a week".

Correction in gold price soon, say observers

Blaming a rush of investor-buyers
for pushing gold price to over Rs 17,000 level, market
experts see the yellow metal getting cheaper by about Rs 500
per ten gram by next week on profit-booking.