Elections

Turks feel pinch from currency slide ahead of polls

May 26, 2018

Many in Turkey are feeling the pinch as the Turkish lira lost more than 20 percent of its value against the dollar since the start of the year.

Iraq to probe voting irregularities in May 12 elections

May 25, 2018

Iraq's PM sets up high-powered commission to probe alleged irregularities in May 12 parliamentary elections

More than 350 observers to monitor Turkish elections

May 24, 2018

A international security body says it is deploying 22 short-term and 350 long-term observers to monitor Turkey's June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary polls

Turkish central bank raises key rate and helps lift currency

May 23, 2018

Turkey's currency, the lira, had fallen to a record low against the dollar

Turkey's Erdogan congratulates Maduro over Venezuelan poll

May 23, 2018

Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Venezuela's Nicolas Madura for winning Sunday's presidential election

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

May 20, 2018

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive."

Militant-turned-populist cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

May 19, 2018

Iraq's electoral commission says a political coalition led by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to the release of complete results

Iraqis protest in Kirkuk over alleged voting fraud

May 16, 2018

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside an election office in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk to protest alleged fraud in last week's parliamentary elections

Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr

May 14, 2018

A populist coalition organized by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has emerged as the front-runner in Iraq's national elections with more than half the vote counted

The Latest: Iraq prime minister wins vote in Mosul province

May 14, 2018

Iraq's elections commission says Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has taken the largest share of votes in the province that includes the formerly Islamic State-held city of Mosul

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