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    Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke

    Malaysia's embattled leader was accused of treason and urged to quit Thursday after the king denounced his crisis-hit government for misleading parliament, a rare public.

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    Ebrahim Raeisi becomes Iran’s 8th president

    There was heightened security in Tehran for the ceremony with airports closed for two and a half hours, and traffic restrictions in place on the streets near the venue of the ceremony

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    Pakistan PM Imran Khan's party to form government in PaK

    Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party is set to form the next government in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir (PcK) as it emerged as the largest.

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    Pakistani Side of Kashmir Goes to Polls Today: Key Things to Know

    More than 700 candidates from 32 political and religious parties are contesting for the 45 general seats. Out of the rest eight reserved seats, five are for women and three.

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    Rajapaksa to seek second term as Sri Lanka crisis deepens

    Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced on Monday he would stand for a second term, reversing a promise to only stay for five years, media reports said.

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    US-Iran War and Consequences for India

    He was being talked about as a possible candidate for the presidency in 2021, after the Parliament elections this year. As a popular figure, seen as restoring Iranian hegemony over West Asia as in the Achaemenid empire

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    Pro-independence group forms political party in Taiwan

    The pro-independence Formosa Alliance formed a political party on July 20, saying that it hoped to field at least 10 candidates in the legislative election next January and give independence-leaning.

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    UK Elects Boris Johnson as New Prime Minister

    Boris Johnson, Britain’s brash former foreign secretary, on Tuesday won the contest to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, with his party handing the job of resolving the country’s three-year Brexit nightmare.

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    India's Congress party in turmoil after Rahul Gandhi's resignation

    Rahul Gandhi has spurned appeals to reconsider his resignation as leader of India’s Congress Party after losing a second general election to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an aide said on Tuesday, as the party faces.

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    Modi stuns Indian opposition with landslide election win

    Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to build an inclusive India on Thursday after scoring a landslide election win that he hailed as the "biggest event in world democracy".

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    India votes today as PM Modi seeks 2nd term

    The first phase of voting covers an electorate of 142 million across 20 states, who will decide the fate of 91 candidates. Almost 900 million of India's 1.3 billion people are eligible to vote.

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    India elections:Modi's BJP pledges to scrap special rights for Kashmir

    India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party vowed on Monday to strip decades-old special rights from the people of occupied Kashmir, making an election promise that could provoke a backlash.

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    Modi takes election fight to West Bengal

    KOLKATA: Prime Minister Nare­ndra Modi staged a massive rally in India’s east on Wednesday, stepping up the battle with a local rival who could frustrate his party’s return to power. Modi addressed tens of thousands.

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    India elections: Facebook removed pages linked to Congress party ahead of polls

    Facebook Inc said on Monday it was removing 687 pages and accounts linked to India’s main opposition Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of “coordinated.

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    Erdogan loses capital in Turkish elections

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in municipal elections but the opposition's success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party's dominance.

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    India markets election tourism: Forget Taj Mahal, what about a Modi rally?

    But with election fever hitting India, a few of them are prepared to forgo some of that - and the elephant ride - to meet an election candidate or attend a political rally.

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    Indian PM Modi chooses Hindu holy city of Varanasi for elections

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again chosen to contest the country's upcoming elections from the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced on Thursday.

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    India elections: Data analysts see BJP losing heavily in UP

    Come war drums or media blitz, the political star of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on the decline in the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, according to data analysts on Wednesday.

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    Kazakh leader announces resignation after 30-year rule

    Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazar­bayev shocked the nation on Tuesday by announcing his resignation after nearly 30 years in power.The Central Asian strongman, 78, had ruled Kazakhstan since before the collapse.

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    ‘Chowkidar Narendra Modi’: Indian PM alters Twitter name in pre-election campaign

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added the prefix 'Chowkidar' (watchman) to his Twitter profile as part of a campaign ahead of national elections scheduled for next month, Indian.

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    Economists sound warning over India data ahead of poll

    A group of more than 100 experts sounded a pre-election alarm Friday over Indian economic data, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of tweaking or burying unwelcoming numbers.

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    India's Congress duo launch election campaign on PM's home turf

    India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty launched a blistering attack on Tuesday on Narendra Modi, as the opposition Congress party began election campaigning with a massive rally in the prime.

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    Jobless millions to haunt India election

    Vishal Chowdhary is young, bright and armed with an MBA. But he has spent two years struggling to find work in India's sluggish jobs market -- a major headache for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    Netanyahu says Israel 'not a state of all its citizens'

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in full campaign mode ahead of April 9 polls, on Sunday said Israel “was not a state of all its citizens” in a reference to the country’s Arab population.

    West Asia

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