Elections

Israel's Netanyahu appears poised to call early elections

Oct 11, 2018

Signs mount that Israeli prime minster may soon call for new elections, nearly a year ahead of schedule

Egypt judge slaps travel ban on prominent rights lawyer

Oct 6, 2018

An Egyptian judge has slapped a travel ban on a former presidential candidate and rights lawyer over an ongoing investigation into funding for civil society groups

Iraq's president takes office, independent tapped as PM

Oct 3, 2018

A veteran Kurdish politician has assumed office as Iraq's new president after tapping an independent Shiite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock

Iraq tasks Shiite independent with forming new government

Oct 2, 2018

State TV says Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held

The Latest: Shiite independent tapped to be next Iraqi PM

Oct 2, 2018

Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Adel Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held

Africa backs Infantino for FIFA re-election next year

Sep 30, 2018

FIFA voters in Africa have backed Gianni Infantino to be re-elected as president, and also Sunday chose an official from Malawi to represent them on the world soccer body's ruling council

Iraq's Kurds hold elections for regional parliament

Sep 30, 2018

Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region holds parliament elections, year after independence vote sparked backlash from Baghdad

Cameroon faces being dropped as African Cup host

Sep 29, 2018

Cameroon faces being stripped of its hosting duties for next year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament over serious delays in building infrastructure and deadly violence in a region due to stage games

Egypt court sentences 65 people over 2013 violence

Sep 23, 2018

An Egyptian court has sentenced 64 people to varying prison terms and one man to death over violence in 2013 when the military overthrew the elected Islamist president

Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activist

Sep 19, 2018

An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals

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