22nd Jun 2013

Lebanese protesters denounce electoral delay, beaten by security forces

[A Lebanese security officer aims at protesters in Beirut on 20 June 2013. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)] By Chloe Benoist   Al-Akhbar: Hundreds of protesters staged a sit-in in Beirut Thursday and Friday to denounce the postponement of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, … Continued

16th Jun 2013

EU expresses high hopes for new Iranian President

EU nations have reacted positively to the news of the election of a moderate candidate as Iran’s next president. They are hoping for a change in tone from Iran, particularly regarding its disputed nuclear program. A statement released by the … Continued

15th Jun 2013

Breaking News: Iran: Hassan Rouhani declared President with landslide victory

  Tehran, (IRNA): Hassan Rouhani, won outright majority of the votes, was declared President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said that Mr. Hassan Rohani won outright majority of the votes in presidential election.  

15th Jun 2013

Iran’s Presidential Election: Rebellion of the third generation

By Elie Chalhoub Iran’s presidential election seems to be moving along with few controversies. Nevertheless, the election represents a profound shift in the country’s politics as a “third generation” of voters assert themselves. One exception to the prevailing calm in … Continued

14th Jun 2013

Iranians vote in presidential election

Iranians have begun voting for a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Reformists have rallied around the moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani, while conservatives and hardliners are divided. Polls opened on Friday in Iran for presidential elections, according to state television. More … Continued

3rd Jun 2013

Iran: Supporters of presidential candidate arrested after rally

Iranian security forces arrested several supporters of Hassan Rouhani after the moderate presidential candidate criticized heightened security measures in Iran during a rally, in which pictures of detained opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi were displayed, websites reported Sunday. Cleric Rouhani … Continued

27th May 2013

Iran: Guardian Council clears presidential field for conservatives

By Elie Chalhoub Iran’s Guardian Council removed two key candidates from the race, giving conservative candidates the edge in the upcoming June 15 presidential election. Two key presidential candidates in Iran’s presidential election – Ali Akbar Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim … Continued

22nd May 2013

Iran authorities remove Rafsanjani from presidential election

Iranian election authorities have excluded former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from running in June’s election. The protege of the current president has also been omitted, eliminating potential election surprises.   The Guardian Council did not include Rafsanjani (pictured) and Esfandair … Continued

19th May 2013

Pakistan: PTI senior leader Zahra Shahid killed on eve of Karachi re-polls

KARACHI, (Dawn): Vice-President of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf’s Sindh chapter, Zahra Shahid Hussain, was killed late on Saturday in an attempted robbery incident on the eve of re-polls in Karachi’s NA-250 constituency, DawnNews reported. According to police, three motorcycle riders tried to … Continued

Pakistan: Nawaz wants to end mistrust with India, boost ties with US
14th May 2013

Pakistan: Nawaz wants to end mistrust with India, boost ties with US

LAHORE, (Dawn): Nawaz Sharif, poised to become prime minister for a third time after a decisive victory in the elections, said on Monday that the mistrust which had long dogged relations with India needed to be addressed. He also pledged … Continued

13th May 2013

Iran: 686 candidates register for Iran’s upcoming presidential election

  [Former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati shows his inked finger after registration for Iran’s 11th presidential election at the Interior Ministry in Tehran on May 11, 2013. Candidates’ registration for the June 14 presidential election was over on … Continued

12th May 2013

Iran: Nuclear negotiator and former president eye Iran election

Two powerful Iranian political figures have registered their intention to run in the country’s presidential election. The two men have created a stir within the political scene just one month ahead of the vote. Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (pictured) … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Nawaz declares victory for his party

LAHORE, (The News): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif late Saturday declared victory for his centre-right opposition Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party and invited other parties to work with him.   “We should thank Allah that he has given PML-N another … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Jamaat-i-Islami boycotts elections in Karachi, Hyderabad

Dawn: In an emergency press conference called Saturday, the Jamaat-i-Islami announced that it was boycotting elections in protest against what they called the threatening and scaring of voters in several constituencies of Karachi and Hyderabad. Party chief Syed Munawar Hasan … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Toll rises to 11 in Quaidabad blast

KARACHI,(The News): A bomb blast targeting an election candidate killed eleven people and wounded dozens near Dawood intersection in Quaidabd area of Karachi as historic elections got underway on Saturday, police said.   “We have received 11 dead bodies and … Continued

11th May 2013

Pakistan: Bombings kill one, injures seven in Balochistan

By Syed Ali Shah (Dawn): At least one person was killed and seven injured in two different bomb explosions in Balochistan’s insurgency hit Naseerabad district on Saturday as people visited polling stations to cast their votes. One person was killed … Continued

10th May 2013

Pakistan: Son of former Pakistan PM Gilani abducted at election rally

Police in Pakistan have confirmed that Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped in the southern Punjab province on Thursday. A candidate himself, Gilani was at a campaign rally. Police said on Thursday … Continued

9th May 2013

Pakistan: Attack on PML-N rally in Turbat kills two

By Syed Ali Shah QUETTA, (Dawn): At least two people were killed and three others were injured when gunmen opened fire on a Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) rally in Balochistan’s Turbat region on Thursday. According to police, PML-N … Continued

6th May 2013

Malaysia: Najib promises national reconciliation in front of voting polarization

KUALA LUMPUR, (Xinhua): Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional chairman Najib Razak has promised a national reconciliation after the voting polarization in the fiercely contested general election. Barisan retained power by winning 133 parliamentary seats, a simple majority in the 222-seat lower … Continued

27th Apr 2013

Pakistan: Election Commissin concerned over attacks targeting election candidates

ISLAMABAD, (Dawn): The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday expressed grave concern over the attacks targeting election candidates and political workers in parts of the country, DawnNews reported. The ECP moreover issued instructions to all four provinces to take steps … Continued


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