The governing Democratic Party and a satellite party it created to win proportional representative seats combined to win 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, election officials said with vote-counting nearly complete.
Abiy has received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
The announcement comes from Hong Kong’s new police commissioner as a police siege of the Polytechnic University continues with most of the protesters leaving the campus, but an unknown number still remains inside for days.
Removing military control over Algeria's politics is a lengthy process that will not be ended by protests or elections.
Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city's government headquarters.
The Central Election Commission says Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won nearly 71 percent of the vote with all the ballots counted. The results have not yet been formally confirmed.
India is home to the largest population of illiterate adults in the world; how do they recognise the parties they vote for at the ballot box?
Protests in Sudan won't fade away and the country's leader is fast running out of options.
The UAE is religiously diverse thanks to a large number of expats who practice their religion openly in the country. Pope Francis' visit is a welcome development but the UAE can do a lot more to be a truly 'tolerant' nation.
The Turkish parliament has approved part of an anti-terror bill that was proposed by the AK Party after lifting the state of emergency in the country.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey was always against external interventions and added that all countries except for Netanyahu and Trump were being “cautious” in the face of protests in Iran.
Jacob Zuma is accused of corruption, abuse of power, and has even been tried for rape – yet manages to remain the nation's president.
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