Egyptians are electing their first parliament since the army overthrew president Mohammed Morsi two years ago. Officials say the ballot is the final step in the transition towards democracy introduced by the army.
The two men first met last year and came away singing each other's praises. After a rocky relationship between the US and Egypt under the Obama administration, the White House now wants a "reboot."
Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's wife, Kulsoom, has won a key by-election dubbed a "referendum" on the former premier's corruption disqualification. Experts say the vote was a blow to the powerful military.
Egyptian authorities have raided and shuttered the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture in Cairo. The center had documented alleged human rights abuses and treated torture victims.
With just over a week until the German election, the Social Democrats have sunk to 20 percent in the polls. DW's Kate Brady spoke to German voters at an SPD rally in Brandenburg about their hopes for the party.
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