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Salvadorans vote in key legislative and municipal elections

Salvadorans vote in key legislative and municipal elections Sun, 04 Mar, 2018

Salvadorans cast ballots Sunday in legislative and municipal elections that will serve as a test of strength of leftist President Salvador Sanchez Ceren in his final year of office.
Zuma quits as President of South Africa

Zuma quits as President of South Africa Wed, 14 Feb, 2018

Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.
Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains

Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock.
Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling

Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen appeared Wednesday to have gained the upper hand in a bitter power struggle after a diminished Supreme Court reinstated the convictions of high-profile political dissidents including the exiled leader of the opposition.
Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at protest

Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at protest Sun, 28 Jan, 2018

Russian police wrestled opposition leader Alexei Navalny into a patrol wagon moments after he appeared at a rally on Sunday to urge voters to boycott what he said would be a rigged presidential election in March.
Congo's Kabila denies violence against protesters, silent on election date

Congo's Kabila denies violence against protesters, silent on election date Fri, 26 Jan, 2018

Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, stirred by his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate.
Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28 Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

Egypt will hold a presidential election on March 26-28, with the incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi widely expected to seek a second term in office.
Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest

Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani went all-in on Monday with a push for greater civil liberties in the wake of the deadly unrest that rocked Iran in recent days.
Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome

Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome Sun, 24 Dec, 2017

Venezuela on Saturday said two diplomats from Canada and Brazil were no longer welcome, in an escalating showdown over their criticism of President Maduro's socialist government.
Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years Tue, 21 Nov, 2017

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover.
Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM

Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM Tue, 21 Nov, 2017

Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis,
Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control Wed, 15 Nov, 2017

Zimbabwe's military was in control of the country on Wednesday as President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest, although generals denied staging a coup.
Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, attacking Iran and Hezbollah

Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, attacking Iran and Hezbollah Sat, 04 Nov, 2017

Lebanon's prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.
Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule

Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Sacked Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for peaceful "democratic opposition" to the central government's takeover of the region following its unilateral declaration of independence from Spain.
Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections

Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Madrid government sacked Catalonia's president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation, in Spain's gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
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