Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu wins landslide victory in Israeli ruling party leadership vote

With all votes counted, Likud announced early Friday that Netanyahu had secured 72.5 percent, with Saar winning 27.5 percent. Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a “huge” victory Friday, after winning a leadership primary that ensures he will lead his right-wing Likud party into…

Afghanistan president Ghani on track to win second term

Ghani won 50.64 percent of the vote in the September 28 poll, while his rival Abdullah Abdullah scored 39.52 percent, as per the Independent Election Commission. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have secured a second term Sunday, narrowly scoring an outright win in preliminary…

New Fast-Track Visa For Doctors From India, Other Countries, UK Confirms

The British government has claimed that its new visa and immigration system, which would be in place post-Brexit once Britain has left the European Union (EU) next year. The UK government on Thursday confirmed plans to introduce a new visa for qualified doctors and nurses…

Donald Trump Becomes 3rd President in US History to be Impeached, Faces Senate Test

By a 230 to 197 vote in the Democratic-majority House, the 45th US president becomes just the third occupant of the White House in American history to be impeached.  President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstructing Congress by refusing to cooperate…

In a First in Pak History, Special Court Hands Death Penalty to Pervez Musharraf in Treason Case

The death penalty to Musharraf was awarded by a three-judge bench headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad.  Pakistan’s former dictator Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday sentenced to death in the high treason case by a special court here, becoming the first military…

‘Kithana Acha he Modi’: Australian PM’s fanboy Tweet after selfie with Indian PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday tweeted a selfie with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and praised him in Hindi, saying “Kithana acha he Modi!”. The two leaders are in Osaka, Japan for the G20 Summit. The newly-elected Australian Prime Minister met his Indian…

More than 270 officials die counting votes by hand in Indonesia.

Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illneses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an official said on Sunday. The April 17 elections were the…