World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Tuesday for an early election.
Opinion polls suggest Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party will be the frontrunner in the national vote likely to be held in January or February, some eight months ahead of schedule.
Netanyahu, in office since 2009, said in a televised address that bickering among his coalition partners over proposed cuts in the 2013 budget was a main reason for heading to the polls.
"Therefore I have decided for the benefit of Israel to hold elections now," he said.
Parliament will dissolve itself in the coming days and fix the election date, with Netanyahu in charges of a transitional government until a new administration is sworn in.
A fresh ballot-box victory would mean the Israeli leader would embark on a new mandate at roughly the same time as the next U.S. president takes office.
Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and 130 co-defendants are accused of involvement in a mass jailbreak during Egypt's 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of autocratic president Hosni Mubarak.
French police released Boutros Ghali hours after he was arrested at the request of Interpol on arriving in Paris from London
In June, the government and the Tuareg rebel group, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MLNA), signed a ceasefire deal.
More than 300 people remained missing, 164 poeple rescued after a South Korean ferry with 477 people aboard capsized off the country's southwest
Buganda Kingdom represents Uganda's largest ethnic group.
Former general, Pervez Musharraf was stunned by a member of his legal counsel's unplanned statement to the court.
A UN Special Rapporteur on a visit to the U.K. to investigate violence against women has been left unimpressed with the country's obvious and pervasive sexism.
The men on top of the troop carriers, some of whom were masked, were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, grenade launchers, knives and pistols.
South Africans will elect in May members of the National Assembly and provincial parliaments.
Capture in Cali shows cooperation between Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel and Colombia’s guerrilla and paramilitary groups.
A protest to draw attention to the problems with Brazil's health system while the goverment spends public money on World Cup preparations, took place in Sao Paulo on Tuesday evening.
Many of those arrested in the South C area are said to be Pakistani, Indian, Chinese and Somali nationals.
The rebels had earlier claimed full control of Bentiu, capital of the oil-producing Unity State.
Thousands of refugees from South Sudan continue to flood over the border into Ethiopia according to the The UN refugee agency.
The attempt by the Kiev government to reassert control slowly without bloodshed came on the eve of four-power talks in Geneva