Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ordered his ambassador Saturday to go back to Colombia amid tense diplomatic relations between the two countries. The staffer was identified as locally employed political analyst Hossein Rassam
In his inauguration speech at the Iranian parliament, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had something to say for almost everyone — his supporters, his opponents and those he called "enemies" without naming names. He hailed what he called an “epic election” but didn’t go into the turmoil of the past two months that ensued.
Prominent Iranian reformist Saeed Hajjarian will be released from jail Wednesday, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. A spokesman for Iran’s courts announced Hajjarian’s release, prompted by a recent order by Iran’s judicial chief to expedite the processing of files for all those arrested in post-election demonstrations, Fars said. According to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Hajjarian, a reformist journalist and former adviser to President Mohammed Khatami, was detained in Tehran’s Evin prison on June 15.
Opposition candidates are charging fraud in Indonesia’s election, which President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono won by a more than two-to-one edge over his nearest challenger.
In an unprecedented move in Iranian politics, a reformist presidential candidate accused President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of tainting the country’s image by questioning the Holocaust and by wielding a reckless leadership style.
Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika was re-elected to a second term, election officials said early Friday, amid allegations of vote rigging by the main opposition candidate. Mutharika, a western-educated economist, was declared the winner in the African nation with about 2.6 million votes
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, flashing a broad smile, declared victory Tuesday in the country’s 25-year civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels. “We are celebrating the defeat of terrorism,” he said in a nationally televised speech before parliament
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to reclaim a second term with a resounding mandate for his Congress party.
“A doctor’s appointment?” the woman in the high school attendance office asked when I reported that my daughter would be leaving early on Wednesday. “Nope.
Actor and political activist Ron Silver, who played a recurring role in TV’s presidential drama "The West Wing," and who also let his political views play out in real life, died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer, according to a colleague. Robin L.