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German firms scale back UK investment ahead of Brexit vote

German companies are scaling back their investment in Britain ahead of its June 23 referendum on membership of the European Union, and German industry is becoming increasingly vocal in warning that a Brexit would hit both countries' economie

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Firebrand Duterte takes lead in Philippines vote count

Firebrand Philippine city mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a commanding lead as unofficial presidential election results poured in on Monday, suggesting the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had carried the day.

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Tough-talking Duterte favoured as Philippines votes for new president

Voting for a new Philippine president began on Monday with a brash challenger to the political establishment the favourite to win after campaigning on pledges to crush crime and corruption. Many voters in Manila had to line up in

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Sharjah citizens cast vote in first council elections

The first-ever historic elections to the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) started today (January 28) with citizens turning up in droves with great enthusiasm to cast their votes at the Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club polling centre in the em

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Sheikh Salman positions as safest option in Fifa vote

In a Fifa presidential election where all candidates are presenting themselves as reformers, Asian soccer boss Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is making his pitch as the safest option to officials beleaguered by the organisation's crisi

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Saudi Arabian women vote in landmark polls

Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates, a step hailed by some activists in the Islamic patriarchy as a historic change, but by others as merely symbolic. &q

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Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuke deal with powers

Iran's Supreme Leader has said he favoured a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. &n

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Rajapaksa comeback bid fails in Sri Lankan vote

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage a comeback in Sri Lanka's general election has ended in defeat as results on Tuesday showed the alliance that toppled him making decisive gains. The ruling United Natio

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Rajapaksa falling short in Sri Lanka vote

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid to stage a political comeback in Sri Lanka appeared destined to fail as early general election results on Tuesday showed the alliance that toppled him making gains. If initial trends ar

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UN to vote on MH17 tribunal, Russia likely to block

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on July 29 on a bid for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a passenger airliner last year in Ukraine, but Russia said on Friday it was likely to block the move.

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