EU secures deal to end political crisis in Macedonia

EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn brokered a deal between the Macedonian government and opposition early Wednesday to end a political crisis which had paralysed the country for months.

Almost 40,000 flee Burundi amid political crisis: UN

Nearly 40,000 refugees have fled Burundi to neighbouring Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last month, amid protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza`s bid for a third term, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Maldives watchdog warns of deepening political crisis

 A political crisis in the Maldives will deepen unless parties hold emergency talks following the arrest of ex-president Mohamed Nasheed on terrorism charges, an anti-corruption watchdog said Wednesday.

JD(U), allies blame Governor, BJP for political crisis in Bihar

 In a display of solidarity ahead of the trust vote lined up for February 20 for the Jitan Ram Manjhi government, JD(U) and its allies today came out together to slam Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and the BJP for the political instability in the state.

US embassy urges Haiti to resolve political crisis

The US embassy in Haiti urged the Caribbean country`s politicians Sunday to find a solution to the political crisis that will soon see its parliament`s mandate end, leaving a perilous political vacuum.

Kosovo gets new government, ends political crisis

Kosovo`s lawmakers on Tuesday backed a new coalition government that will be led by veteran politician Isa Mustafa, ending a six-month political crisis in the former Serbian province.

Shiite rebels reject new Yemen cabinet, demand reshuffle

Shiite rebels rejected Saturday Yemen`s newly formed cabinet, which was hoped to defuse the country`s political crisis, demanding a reshuffle to dismiss members they consider unqualified and corrupt.

Lesotho to hold early election to end political crisis

Lesotho`s leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said Monday.

Rwanda arrests prompt purge speculation

A string of arrests of prominent Rwandan military figures, some of them close to the central African nation`s inner circle of power, has prompted speculation of a major political crisis.

Pakistan govt agrees to most of Imran's demands to resolve crisis

Signs of a possible solution to the political crisis engulfing Pakistan emerged on Tuesday with the embattled government saying it has reached an agreement with Imran Khan's party on most of their demands, except that of Premier Nawaz Sharif's ouster which it said is non-negotiable.


Language-split Belgium teeters back into crisis

Belgium risked plunging into a fresh political crisis on Wednesday after attempts to form a coalition government collapsed amid allegations Flemish nationalists were not committed to keeping the country together.

Moody`s cuts Ukraine rating on rising political crisis

Rating firm Moody`s again lowered Ukraine`s credit rating by a notch on Friday, citing the "escalation" of its political crisis, and put the country on a "negative" outlook for further downgrades.

Moody's downgrades Ukraine over escalating crisis

Rating firm Moody's has downgraded Ukraine's sovereign debt rating a notch, citing the country's escalating political crisis and concerns about whether it will continue to have Russian financial support.

US concerned about Turkey`s political crisis

The United States is watching with concern a deepening political crisis unfolding in its key ally Turkey, and has voiced its disquiet to Turkish leaders, a US official said Thursday.

`All parties should work together for Nepal`s Constitution`

All parties in Nepal, including the Maoists, should work together to form a new government and draft a new Constitution to end the prolonged political crisis in the country, a senior CPN-UML leader said on Friday.

Tunisia says nine `terrorists` killed, bombs seized

Tunisian security forces killed nine `terrorists` and seized two tonnes of explosives on Saturday in a military operation near where two policemen were killed two days earlier, the defence ministry said.

Tunisia compromise may head off govt crisis

Tunisia`s ruling Islamists have agreed to an initiative by the country`s main labour union to avert the brewing political crisis by eventually forming a government of technocrats, a top union official said.

Political crisis in Tunisia deepens

The political turmoil in Tunisia is deteriorating after the assassination of a leading opposition leader this week.

Karan Singh visits Nepal amid deepening political crisis

Senior Congress leader Karan Singh`s visit to Nepal at a time of a political crisis has sparked off a lot of speculation.

Diplomats concerned over ongoing political crisis in Nepal

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad said the task of institutionalising democracy was a great challenge for Nepal.