Israel's third election in a year produces gains for Benjamin Netanyahu, but no change to the basic political deadlock.
Israel votes yet again, with no obvious end in sight to its political deadlock.
Remembering the Holocaust can't ever be a politically neutral activity. As far-right politics returns to the scene, it's becoming more fraught than ever.
The death of Oman's long-ruling sultan raises questions about the viability of enlightened despotism.
When Israel eventually gets a new government, it will have to deal with a situation vis-a-vis the Palestinians that, despite appearances, has changed radically in the past decade.
A regular update on election news. Today, Sri Lanka, the United States, Romania and Israel.
Israel's second election for the year has failed to solve the problem thrown up by the last one, but it has put Benjamin Netanyahu more on the defensive.
Spain's politicians have failed to agree on a new government, sending their country back to the polls. Benjamin Netanyahu could tell them that that's a risky strategy.
Tunisia's democracy remains intact, with a conservative law professor and a populist media baron winning through to the second round of the presidential election.
The year's second Israeli election is to be held tomorrow, with the issues substantially unchanged from the first one. A dominant far right deals with an assortment of challengers plus its own internal divisions.