The UN Security Council will vote Tuesday on a draft resolution demanding Yemen`s Huthi rebels withdraw from territory they have seized and authorising an arms embargo and sanctions against their leaders.
The UN Security Council is due to vote on Tuesday on a resolution to blacklist the son of Yemen`s former president and a Houthi leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels who rule most of the country, diplomats said.
US Democrats have their 2016 presidential frontrunner in Hillary Clinton, but the Republican field remains wide open -- and it got even wider Monday, with first-term Senator Marco Rubio joining the race.
The party of Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of Nigeria`s 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results on Monday showed.
Sudan heads to the polls next week in elections widely expected to extend President Omar al-Bashir`s quarter-century rule, despite his indictment for alleged war crimes, continued unrest and a faltering economy.
Rebels in Sudan`s South Kordofan said Sunday they had captured a lorry carrying ballot boxes to polling stations for nationwide elections due next week, vowing to disrupt voting in the conflict-hit region.
US President Barack Obama spoke to Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and outgoing leader Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, praising both for their role in the country`s first democratic transfer of power.
Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting today in certain areas that suffered technical glitches.