Warren Buffett would `bet money` on Clinton becoming president

 Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Tuesday he would bet money on Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States.

OCA may move 2019 Asian Games for Indonesia
OCA may move 2019 Asian Games for Indonesia

The next Asian Games may be brought forward a year to avoid a clash with presidential elections in Indonesia, a senior official told AFP on Thursday.

US urges Afghan candidates to respect election count

The United States urged Afghanistan`s presidential contenders to respect an audit of election results Monday, after candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed that ballot-rigging had cost him victory.

Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round triumph

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday won an outright victory in the first round of presidential elections, promising to be a powerful head of state amid fears his country is creeping towards one-man rule.

Turkey`s Erdogan holds mass election rally in Istanbul

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan massed in Istanbul for his last big rally in Turkey`s largest city one week ahead of Presidential Elections.

Turkish president not to contest for second term

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday that he will not run for a second term in the forthcoming presidential elections in August.

Mozambique presidential candidate campaigns from bush hide-out

Mozambican opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama will launch his presidential election campaign by telephone from his remote mountain hideout, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Mud flung as Indonesia presidential race heats up

One of the two hopefuls in Indonesia`s presidential election has been accused of being a closet Christian, the other of being a foreigner and unfit to lead the nation.

In Indonesia`s presidential race, ex-general a winner in proxy TV battle

If Indonesia`s presidential election were to be decided by favourable coverage on its television channels, ex-general Prabowo Subianto would be in the driver`s seat and frontrunner.

Afghan vote step forward on `democratic path`: US

The US today congratulated Afghan people on the successful and peaceful second round of presidential elections and said that this is a significant step forward on the country`s democratic path.

Afghanistan tightens security ahead of presidential runoff

The Afghan government has tightened security to ensure safety of the people during the presidential runoff Saturday, media reported Friday.

Kurdish rebels ramp up pressure ahead of Turkey vote

Kurdish rebels in Turkey`s southeast are ramping up attacks in a bid to pressure Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to speed up reforms ahead of presidential elections, analysts say.

India hopes Prez poll in Ukraine will give "healing touch"

India on Friday welcomed "successful conduct" of presidential elections in Ukraine and hoped the democratic process will provide a "healing touch" after recent incidents of violence in that country.

Pro-Russia rebels force closure of Ukraine`s Donetsk airport

Armed pro-Russian separatists forced the closure of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, an airport representative said on Monday, a day after they prevented a majority of the region`s voters from taking part in presidential elections.

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.

Indonesian presidential favourite picks running mate

Indonesia`s presidential frontrunner has picked a popular former vice president who is a formidable political operator as his running mate for elections in July, a party official said Monday.

Afghan election results confirm Abdullah-Ghani run-off

Afghanistan`s election will go to a run-off vote between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, results on Thursday confirmed, as the country enters a new era without NATO combat troops.

Ukraine could fail if EU fails to ensure elections: Poland

Ukraine risks turning into a failed or painfully divided state unless the European Union effectively supports its upcoming presidential elections, Poland`s prime minister said on Tuesday.

Sisi vows to improve Egypt`s situation `in two years`

Egyptian presidential frontrunner Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to improve the deeply polarised country`s situation in two years if things go as per his plan, but said he would quit if there were protests against him.

Tunisia to hold presidential elections within 2014

Tunisia`s legislative and presidential elections will be held before the end of 2014, the media cited Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa and Head of Elections Board (ISIE) Chafik Sarsar as saying Tuesday.