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  • Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge to make fresh start in relations

    ISLAMABAD: With their new bilateral engagement framework — Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) — in place, senior officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan pledged to make a fresh start in their relations that have mostly remained tense...

    Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai and Pakistan’s National Security Adviser retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua during their meeting agreed to intensify...

  • Tareen reaches Pakistan to 'support' Dr Alvi in presidential election

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen — who did a remarkable job wooing independent candidates to the PTI side post the July 25 election — has cut short an overseas trip and reached Pakistan days ahead of the presidential election to drum up support for Dr Arif Alvi...

    He said that Alvi had asked him to play 'an active role' in the upcoming election...

  • Pakistan returns Indian arrested in 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan authorities returned an Indian prisoner to authorities of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) at the Wagah border crossing on Monday...

    According to an official, Ghulam Qadir had crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir and entered the Pakistan territory illegally in 2012...

  • Singaporeans protest against uncontested presidential election

    SINGAPORE: Hundreds of Singaporeans, most dres­sed in black, held a silent protest on Saturday against an uncontested presidential election this week in which applications from four candidates were rejected...

    Political protests are rare in the wealthy city-state but the election of Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, as the country’s first woman president had led to some dismay over how other prospective candidates were...

  • Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

    PARIS: French overseas territories and residents in some US states such as Hawaii began voting on Saturday in the French presidential election, a day ahead of a main first-round vote that could change the global political landscape...

    Coming after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and after the ‘Brexit’ decision of British voters to quit the EU, few experts dare rule out a shock, and all of the likely...

  • Iran’s presidential election: moderate cleric vs hard-line jurist

    Rouhani consistently sought to rebuild relations with the United States, and became the first Iranian leader to speak with his counterpart in Washington when Barack Obama phoned in September 2013...

    ”Ebrahim Raisi: the hard-line challengerEbrahim Raisi, the leading rival to President Hassan Rouhani in Friday’s presidential election, is a hard-line judge with close ties to the supreme leader who spent years in powerful backroom...

  • Real Madrid call presidential election

    MADRID: Spanish and European champions Real Madrid announced on Thursday that they will hold a presidential election over the close season, provided somebody comes forward to challenge the incumbent Florentino Perez...

    have agreed to an election for the club president and board of directors,” read a statement published on the English version of the club website...

  • Fillon, Melenchon level as French presidential election nears

    PARIS: Hard-left presidential challenger Jean-Luc Melenchon and conservative Francois Fillon were neck-and-neck behind the frontrunners in an opinion poll on Thursday, as candidates made last-ditch appeals to undecided voters...

    Voters will cast their ballots on Sunday in the first round of what has transformed into the most unpredictable French election in living memory, with four candidates within reach of the two places in a...

  • Rouhani, rival to run in Iran's presidential election; Ahmadinejad barred

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported on Thursday...

    Live debates between presidential candidates, a feature in the last two presidential elections, have also been called off, according to state media...

  • ‘FIFA mulls delaying presidential election’

    ZURICH: FIFA is discussing delaying the election for their next president following the suspensions given to Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two sources have told Reuters...

    A spokesman for England’s Football Association said they would ask FIFA’s acting general secretary Markus Kattner to organise such a meeting to discuss the election...

  • Infantino wins FIFA presidential election

    ZURICH: Gianni Infantino of Switzerland became the new FIFA president on Friday after winning a second-round vote at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress, taking over from the disgraced Sepp Blatter and with the mission to rebuild world football’s scandal tainted governing body...

    Infantino got 115 of the 207 eligible votes to take a decisive majority ahead of Sheikh Salman of Bahrain
  • How YouTube is shaping the 2016 US presidential election

    IN the years since Sarah Palin’s sound bites and the “Obama girl” cemented 2008 as America’s first “YouTube election”, the world’s most popular video site has proven even more spellbinding — and powerful — than political campaigns ever imagined...

    Trump’s presidential announcement garnered 1...

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