Friday, June 18, 2021


Don’t push for GE15 during pandemic, says Umno’s Tajuddin

He says the Umno election machinery should be mobilised to help the government flatten the Covid-19 curve.

Netanyahu ousted by new Israeli coalition government

Representatives of the Palestinians have reacted dismissively to the new government.

Mahathir tells what he proposed to Agong, says Anwar rang him up

He says he told the Agong that it would be dangerous to hold an election during the pandemic.

Jabs for votes as Lebanon’s oligarchs turn to Covid bribery

With more than half the population living below the poverty line and the Lebanese pound sliding rapidly against the dollar on the black market, vaccines are a luxury for many.

Two human heads left at Mexico polling stations

The elections have been marred by a wave of political violence that has seen more than 90 politicians murdered since the electoral process began in September.

Trump escapes fine in Playboy model ‘catch and kill’ pay-off case

Allegations continue to dog Trump that his election campaign officials paid off women whose stories could have damaged his presidential prospects.

Mexico mayoral candidate murdered after sharing campaign trail location in Facebook Live video

Her death brings the number of politicians murdered nationwide ahead of the June 6 elections to 85.

Assad wins Syrian presidential election ‘farce’ by 95%

Large parts of the country were not included in the vote as they are still held by rebels, jihadists and Kurdish-led forces.

Syria polling stations open as Assad seeks fourth term

Bashar al-Assad, who has been in power since 2000, is sure to keep his job after the election, every aspect of which is controlled by him and his Baath party.

Coup claim as Samoa’s first female elected PM locked out of parliament

The prime minister of 22 years is ignoring a court order to step down and hand over power.

Nepal calls elections again amid pandemic crisis

This is the second time in five months that Nepal's parliament has been dissolved.

Sarawak CM to seek royal audience on dissolution of state assembly

The ruling GPS coalition says the state legislative assembly will be dissolved on a date chosen by the Agong.

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