Some observers think the early polls will emphasize the futility of the electoral process, and usher in more instability.Africa,lesotho,South Africa,Natalie Shure

A car bomb went off Sunday near the Iranian embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli, on February 22, 2015.

Parliament pulls out of meeting after recent suicide bombings.

Antonio Ledezma, a Venezuelan opposition leader and mayor of Caracas, gives a speech to supporters during a Citizens' Congress in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

The government said it needed to halt a U.S.-backed operation.

Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (R) arrives before facing impeachment proceedings by the military-stacked National Legislative Assembly (NLA) at the parliament in Bangkok on January 22, 2015.

If found guilty in rice subsidy scheme, Yingluck Shinawatra faces 10 years.


Syriza may offer an example to Europe of an alternative to the continent’s rising nationalist right.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Libya may threaten world peace.

An Iranian man looks at newspapers displayed outside a kiosk in the capital Tehran on November 25, 2014, a day after Iran and world powers announced that talks on a comprehensive nuclear agreement had been inconclusive.

Bipartisan efforts will go ahead despite White House warnings that they risked derailing nuclear talks.