Elections

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift

Aug 19, 2018

Israel's recent detention of Jewish-American critics entering the country is shining a spotlight on a growing gulf between the world's two largest Jewish communities.

Sudan ruling party nominates al-Bashir for new term in 2020

Aug 10, 2018

Sudan's official SUNA news agency reports the country's ruling party has nominated President Omar al-Bashir for re-election in 2020 even though country's constitution limits presidents to two 5-year terms

Iraq's recount of ballots from May vote doesn't alter result

Aug 10, 2018

Iraq's election commission: Ballot recount doesn't alter outcome of May elections

Iraq completes recount of ballots from May election

Aug 6, 2018

Iraq's election commission has completed its recount of ballots from May's parliamentary elections, which were marred by allegations of fraud and irregularities

France's FM visits Libya to boost reconciliation deal

Jul 23, 2018

France's foreign minister is visiting Libya to encourage holding elections in the north African country as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the main Libyan rivals in Paris in last year

Turkey marks 2nd anniversary of thwarting violent coup

Jul 15, 2018

Turkey is commemorating the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government.

Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

Jul 15, 2018

Activist: Thousands protest in Iraq's southern oil-rich Basra against dilapidated public services, lack of jobs

Group: Egypt uses counterterrorism laws to prosecute critics

Jul 15, 2018

Human Rights Watch accuses Egypt of using counterterrorism, state-of-emergency laws to crack down on critics

Turkey: Ex-PM made parliament speaker after office abolished

Jul 12, 2018

Turkey's Parliament has elected former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as its speaker

Erdogan names Cabinet for Turkish presidency with new powers

Jul 9, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan named the members of his Cabinet after he was sworn in Monday under a new governing system that grants him sweeping executive powers and which critics think gives him far too much control

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