US Secretary of State John Kerry said democracy was under threat in the Maldives as he added his voice Saturday to criticism over the jailing of the islands` first freely-elected president Mohamed Nasheed.
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 US Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as the nation`s first black female attorney general Thursday, installing an aggressive counter-terrorism prosecutor as the top law enforcement official for President Barack Obama`s final 21 months in office.
Beijing on Thursday defended Hong Kong`s plan to vet candidates for its 2017 leadership election,Beijing saying it represented public opinion "from all walks of life" in the territory despite mass pro-democracy protests on the issue last year.
US President Barack Obama said Friday he was not surprised that Russia lifted its ban on supplying missile systems to Iran, despite the move coming at the height of intense international talks on Tehran`s nuclear program.
The granddaughter of France`s historic far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was officially named on Friday as his replacement in regional elections, following a bitter family feud within the National Front party he founded.