Voters cast their ballots in Lebanon on Sunday in the country’s first general elections in nine years — an event seen as important for economic stability but unlikely to upset the overall balance of power.
The sectary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has called on people from all walks of life to vote for those who fought against regional threats in the forthcoming legislative elections rather than those who turned their backs on them and left them unattended.
Supporters of Armenia's protest leader, Nikol Pashinyan, have once again taken to the streets, hoping that a massive show of force will propel the opposition leader to power in a key election that is expected in two days.
Iraq's federal government has announced resumption of paying the salaries of Kurdish civil servants and Peshmerga security forces, which had been frozen in the wake of tensions between Baghdad government and Kurdish authorities over a non-binding Kurdish independence vote.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Washington to send him hard evidence that his citizens meddled in US elections, mocking accusations to date as "yelling and hollering in the United States Congress".
South Africa's Parliament scheduled a motion of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma for February 22, the Parliament's speaker said on Friday, following a request from the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party.
Five opposition figures, including a 2012 presidential candidate and two top campaign aides for now-arrested presidential hopeful Sami Annan, called on Sunday for a boycott of the March vote, saying it has lost all credibility.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred on Monday from running in next year’s presidential election after officials ruled he was ineligible to take part due to a suspended prison sentence he says was trumped up.
An American political analyst and activist says calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment will not go very far since Democrats need many Republican senators to vote for the president’s removal which will not happen easily.
Russian lawmakers will vote on Wednesday on the banning of all US media from accessing the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, in a tit-for-tat move following an American decision to withdraw the Congressional press credentials of RT broadcaster.