Middle East

Iran's Rouhani lashes out at rivals in tense TV debate

President Hassan Rouhani criticises hardline clerical opponents in final TV debate a week before presidential elections.

Rouhani vows to target all US sanctions if re-elected

Bahamas

Bahamas elects Hubert Minnis as new prime minister

The opposition Free National Movement led by Hubert Minnis emerges victorious in the Bahamas general elections.

Bahamas elects Hubert Minnis as new prime minister

Opinion

South Korea's elections and the North Korean threat

South Koreans are on the horns of a dilemma about North Korea policy ahead of the presidential election.

Peter Ward

by Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Middle East

Algeria ruling coalition wins parliamentary elections

National Liberation Front secures majority in national assembly, but loses quarter of seats in Thursday's vote.

Algeria ruling coalition wins parliamentary elections

Middle East

Algeria votes as opposition calls for boycott

Despite fierce government campaign, many Algerians are more worried about rising costs of living than by poll outcome.

Africa

Kenya's former prime minister to run for presidency

Raila Odinga, ex-prime minister, to race against Uhuru Kenyatta in August under National Super Alliance coalition.

Odinga to run for presidency under opposition coalition

Iran

Will Iranians re-elect Rouhani?

Rouhani's pulled Iran out of stifling sanctions but has yet to deliver on wider political, economic and social reforms.

Will Iranians re-elect Rouhani?

Middle East

Muted start to election campaigning in Algeria

The May 4 parliamentary poll will be the first since the legislature adopted landmark constitution reforms last year.

Muted start to election campaigning in Algeria

Africa

The Gambia holds historic post-Jammeh election

Turnout was reportedly low, but many Gambians still see Thursday's parliamentary poll as a positive step for democracy.

The Gambia holds historic post-Jammeh election

Africa

The Gambia to hold first election after Yahya Jammeh

On Thursday, 238 candidates from nine political parties will vie for the 53 parliament seats up for election.

Europe

Armenia's ruling party leads elections: exit poll

Projection has Republican Party backed by President Sarkisian at 46 percent, with closest follower at 25 percent.

Myanmar

Suu Kyi wins half of seats in Myanmar by-elections

The party of the Nobel laureate wins nine out of 19 seats in the national and regional parliaments.

Suu Kyi wins half of seats in Myanmar by-elections

Europe

Polls open in Armenia parliamentary elections

Voting in landmark legislative poll begins in first election since the adoption of constitutional reforms.

Republican Party and Prosperous Armenia 'in close race'

Opinion

French elections: Manufacturing consent

By openly supporting Macron's candidacy, mainstream media in France is failing ethical standards of objectivity.

Ali Saad

by Ali Saad

Ali Saad

Opinion

The populist drift of the French election campaign

French presidential candidates are using populist distractions to avoid discussing actual policy plans.

Remi Piet

by Remi Piet

Remi Piet