With 99.6 per cent of votes counted across the country, the ruling party won eight of 13 races for regional governor.
Context: Dail, Gerry Adams, Northern Ireland Assembly, Parliament, Sinn Fein
Context: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, National League for Democracy, Yangon
Italian Prime Minister
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, fighting for the survival of his government, said on Saturday he would seek a confidence vote in parliament after the 2011 budget has been approved.
Following the resignation of the government over the weekend, a required step before a cabinet reshuffle, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reappointed the popular Francois ...
Context: Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia
Cuba frees one of 13 dissidents who have been refusing a government deal to go into exile in exchange for their freedom.
Context: Moscow, Oleg Kashin, Russia
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Context: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific
Organization of American States
The Organisation of American States urges Nicaragua and Costa Rica to withdraw their security forces from a disputed border region.
US offers incentives for a 90-day building freeze in West Bank, but the proposal does not include East Jerusalem.
Cabinet of Israel
Context: Cabinet of Israel, Ethiopians of Jewish descent
Context: Morocco, Spain, Western Sahara
Context: Darfur conflict, Southern Sudanese Independence Referendum, UNAMID, south Sudan
A radical Muslim cleric who once cheered the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States has been arrested in Lebanon, security officials confirm.
Heavy rains battered Belgium at the weekend, causing flooding and mudslides that left at least three people dead as scores of others had to be evacuated, sometimes by boat, reports...
Context: Mounts Merapi, eruptions
Context: Dijon, French
Death toll jumps to 917 as international organisations appeal for funds to fight epidemic.
Context: Peru, Yines
Kosovo, June 1999. Serbia has withdrawn from the campaign. Hundreds of thousands of refugees wait over the border to return to their homes. A column of 30,000 Nato troops is advancing towards Pristina airfield – a crucial strategic position.
Context: Afghanistan, Pakistan, consul general
Paul and Rachel Chandler fly to Kenya after huge ransom is reportedly paid to end their year-long ordeal.
Context: Southern Sudan, Sudan, United Nations
Context: Helmand province, Kandahar province, Nangarhar province, Uruzgan province
Context: Buinaksk, Caucasus, Dagestan, Russia
Context: Afghanistan, Behsod district, Kabul, Nangarhar province