"The BJP is buoyant in the state and it has every reason to be. The party has, for the first time, secured lead in 29 of the 87 Assembly segments covering the six Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir. Not just that, it is optimistic about further improving its tally in the Assembly elections, and form the government in the state."
"Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has ordered the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad to be open during Eid al-Fitr, his media office said."
"Exactly one month after the 21st Knesset were sworn in, a majority of the Knesset voted late Wednesday to disperse themselves and initiate an unprecedented repeat election on September 17."