COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.N. chief is urging the Maldives to ensure that the upcoming presidential election will be conducted in a credible and peaceful manner.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's office said he "encourages all presidential candidates to respect the election results no matter who wins and asks that all stakeholders overcome their past differences."
Ban has also urged "all Maldivians to work together in a constructive manner toward national harmony and democratic consolidation."
The second multi-party presidential election ever held in this Indian ocean archipelago is set for Sept. 7.
Maldives has been in a political turmoil since last year's resignation of Mohamed Nasheed — the first president elected in democratic elections. Nasheed says he was forced out in a coup.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Hundreds of workers, politicians and residents of Chautauqua County rallied in Dunkirk calling on state regulators to approve plans for NRG to convert and reopen a power plant.
Buffalo police homicide detectives have identified an Eggertsville man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
Seventy-two years after the attack that launched the US into World War II, Western New Yorkers remembered the fatal day at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The abandoned puppy in the Town of Evans was actually turned in by the dog's owner.