The South African sponsored talks between the ruling ZANU-PF and the opposition MDC came to a stop Monday after the opposition allegedly refused a deal for the post of vice president for its leader Morgan Tsvangirai. C.Dumay reports.
The long-ruling Cambodian People's Party claimed victory as expected in Sunday's elections, with around two-thirds of the 123 seat parliament. The country's economy is booming even as tensions with Thailand rise.
The polls have opened in Cambodia, with the Cambodian People's Party, which has been in power for 29 consecutive years, expected to broaden its majority against a backdrop of a booming economy and heightened nationalism.
Iraq's Presidency Council led by President Jalal Talabani rejected a provincial elections bill, stating that it does not represent the wishes of "even half of the parliament". The move will likely delay October elections.
Phil Gramm, an advisor to presumptive Republican candidate John McCain (photo), resigned Friday following mounting criticism over his comment that the US had become a "nation of whiners" in relation to the economic woes confronting many Americans.
Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson apologised for his 'crude remarks' about Barack Obama caught by an open microphone on the set of Fox News. Obama's campaign said the candidate accepted Jackson’s apology.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a press conference at the G8 summit that a draft UN resolution on sanctions in Zimbabwe includes an arms embargo. He dismissed Robert Mugabe's presidency as illegitimate.