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PM Edi Rama: Albania is Europe's bleeding organ

Prime Minister Edi Rama discusses Albania's political crisis and why he thinks the country is not ready to join the EU.

Internet

How authorities shut down the internet

Sudan's internet blackout has gained global attention, but it is not unique. Shutdowns are on the rise around the world.

Internet blackouts: The rise of government-imposed shutdowns

Latin America

Guatemala's elections: Five things to know

Presidential candidates' proposals to address migration range from farmer support to US military bases

Guatemala's elections: Five things to know

Indonesia

Tight security as Indonesia court considers election challenge

Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto claims 'systematic' fraud and abuse in Joko Widodo's April vote win.

Tight security as Indonesia court considers election challenge

Taiwan

Taiwan president gets party nod to run for re-election

Ruling DPP opts for Tsai Ing-wen, known for her hawkish stance on China, to run in January election.

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen gets party nod to run for re-election

Europe

No compromise in sight for Albania's deadlocked politicians

Albania's president warns of 'uncontrollable consequences' if local elections go ahead on June 30.

No compromise in sight for Albania's deadlocked politicians

Greece

Greek president approves Tsipras's call for July 7 snap election

Greece to dissolve parliament, hold early national election on July 7 after Syriza's heavy defeat in European elections.

Greek president approves Tsipras's call for July 7 snap election

Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev protege takes Kazakh presidency amid arrests

At least 500 people have been arrested for protesting against polls, which saw Kassym-Jomart Tokayev become president.

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan elects new leader as hundreds arrested in protests

At least 500 people have been arrested protesting the election, which saw Kassym-Jomart Tokayev become president.

Algeria

Algeria interim leader urges 'dialogue' over election

Abdelkader Bensalah calls for an election date to be set 'as soon as possible' days after planned vote was pulled.

Algeria interim leader urges 'dialogue' over election

Greece

Conservatives sweep Greek local elections

Opposition New Democracy party won in most regions, routing ruling left just a month before the general elections.

Conservatives sweep Greek local elections

Greece

Kyriakos Velopoulos: From TV salesman to European Parliament

A surprise hit in European elections, Kyriakos Velopoulos has his sights set on Greece's upcoming elections.

Kyriakos Velopoulos: From TV salesman to European Parliament

Inside Story

Is Netanyahu buying time?

New elections will be held in Israel after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to cobble together a coalition government.

Middle East

Netanyahu 'weaker' as Israel heads for new election

Israel will hold second election in less than six months after Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to build a coalition.

Netanyahu 'weaker' as Israel heads for new election

Israel

Israel to hold new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israel's parliament votes to dissolve itself and hold a new election, which is likely to take place in September.