Armenians rally against former president Serzh Sargsyan in Yerevan, scuffles erupt

Thousands of Armenians have flocked to the streets in the country’s capital Yerevan against former president Serzh Sargsyan seeking to maintain his hold on power as prime minister in the new administration. An estimated 6,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Yerevan on Monday in protest at a constitutional amendment approved in 2015 that will transfer governing […]

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Afghanistan launches voter registration for parliamentary elections

The photo, taken on April 14, 2018, shows Afghan employees of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) registering a resident at a voter registration center for the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections in Kabul. (Photo by AFP) Afghanistan has begun registering voters for the long-delayed legislative elections that are scheduled for October. According to Abdul […]

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Thousands demand Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation amid corruption scandal

Thousands attend a protest in front of the National Diet Building in Tokyo to demand the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over an ongoing corruption scandal. The Japanese Finance Ministry admitted that it had tampered with documents in the high-profile cronyism scandal. However, former Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa stated under oath that Abe […]

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China-Australia relations not in deep chill: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (photo by AFP) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has admitted that relations with China are tense over Australian allegations of Chinese interference in Canberra’s internal affairs, but rejected the existence of a “deep chill” in bilateral ties. “There certainly has been a degree of tension in the relationship that has […]

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