After longtime Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s stunning election defeat last week, there is now hope that many of the political opponents he has had jailed in the capital Banjul’s infamous Mile 2 prison may soon be released.
Syria's army and allied forces seized a new neighbourhood from rebels in east Aleppo overnight, a monitor said Monday, and now hold around two-thirds of the former rebel bastion.
Socialist French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is to announce later on Monday that he will run for president in next year’s election, Agence France-Presse and French television reported.
The late leftist leader Fidel Castro’s dying wish was that his name and image not succumb to a cult following or blind idolatry in Cuba, but it remains to be seen if the country can respect that request.
A fire at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi killed at least 11 people and injured dozens on Monday, media reported.
In the end, Matteo Renzi's fall was even quicker than his remarkably rapid rise to the summit of Italian politics.
Popular New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his shock resignation Monday, saying it was the right time to go after eight years in the job.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political turmoil.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months.
Independent candidate and former Green Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen – affectionately known as "the professor" among his supporters – won Austria's presidential election on Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer.
Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, a pro-EU leftist who preached moderation, has won Austria's presidential election on Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer, preliminary results show.
The ashes of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro were interred Sunday at Santiago’s Santa Ifigenia cemetery in a private ceremony, with the list of officials in attendance reflecting the current state of geopolitics.