Five elections will take place in South Asian countries this year, and most will likely return incumbent parties to power. It is not yet clear if Sri Lanka will follow suit.
Though independents backed by jailed Imran Khan's PTI won the maximum no of seats in Parliament, PML-N and PPP announced they would form a coalition govt.
The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-1 with the United Kingdom abstaining, reflecting the strong support from countries around the globe for ending the war.
This was the fifth round of discussions between PML-N and PPP coordination committees to end the political stalemate after the February 8 elections resulted in a hung Parliament.
US circulated a rival UNSC resolution that supports a temporary cease-fire in Gaza linked to the release of all hostages, and calls for the lifting of all restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid.
The EU countries also reiterated their calls for Israel not to launch an assault on the Gaza city of Rafah, which has become the main shelter zone in the stricken territory.
A Chinese boat was carrying four people when it capsized on Wednesday near the Kinmen islands while pursued by the Taiwanese coast guard.
Former Rawalpindi Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha on Saturday alleged that the candidates who were “losing” the elections “were made to win” in the city. He claimed that 13 candidates from Rawalpindi were forcefully declared winners.
The protesters chanted slogans, demanding the restoration of their “stolen mandate”. They called for rectified results based on the vote count as per Form 45, prepared at polling stations under the watch of political parties' polling…
22 members of the Nepali Congress are spearheading the idea of restoration of a Hindu State in Nepal, which other members resist including in their agenda.
It said no new order was necessary because the existing measures “are applicable throughout the Gaza Strip, including in Rafah.”
India long believed in 2-state solution, now more countries seeing it as urgent: Jaishankar on Gaza…
He made the remarks at an interactive session at a security conference in Munich in the presence of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.
The Taliban have barred women from most areas of public life and stopped girls from going to school beyond the sixth grade as part of harsh measures they imposed after taking power in 2021.
Pakistan Army gave two options to Sharif; either premiership or Punjab CM slot for daughter: Sources
The source said that since Shehbaz Sharif, 72, was a favourite of the military, Nawaz Sharif had to be sidelined by one excuse or another at the end of the day.
New airstrikes in central Gaza on Saturday killed more than 40 people, including children, and wounded at least 50, according to Associated Press journalists and hospital officials.
Families of Indonesian activists tortured by soldiers 25 years ago shocked at general’s election win
Currently the defense minister under outgoing President Jokowi Widodo, Subianto claimed victory in the presidential election on Wednesday, based on unofficial tallies showing he won by a big margin.
The Thai embassy in Yangon has been swamped with youths seeking visas to get out of Myanmar since the announcement last Saturday that the "People's Military Service Law" would be brought into force.
Hours before troops seized the hospital Thursday, Israeli fire killed a patient and wounded six others inside the complex, staff said.
The raid came a day after the army sought to evacuate thousands of displaced people who had taken shelter at Nasser Hospital in the city of Khan Younis.
Klinsmann, who has never won over South Korean fans or media, had promised to deliver the country's first Asian title in 64 years. He has refused to resign despite fierce pressure.