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April 04, 2020

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US sanctions Iranian officials for barring candidates

US sanctions Iranian officials for barring candidates

The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on five Iranian officials in charge of vetting candidates for the Islamic republic's parliamentary elections, in which thousands, predominantly moderates, have been barred from running. The officials targeted ah

New Irish parliament sits as government formation flounders

New Irish parliament sits as government formation flounders

Ireland's parliament resumes on Thursday for the first time since this month's general election, with no new government in place and the three biggest parties locked in coalition talks.Lawmakers in the Dail, the country's lower chamber, are due to sit from

Iranian headscarf campaigner calls for vote boycott

Iranian headscarf campaigner calls for vote boycott

Anti-headscarf campaigner Shaparak Shajarizadeh once believed in the potential for change in Iran but is now so despondent she is calling for a boycott of Friday's parliamentary elections in the Islamic Republic.Shajarizadeh became a dissident in 2018 when sh

Togo election expected to extend ruling dynasty's hold

Togo election expected to extend ruling dynasty's hold

Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, looks set to claim a fourth term at the polls on Saturday and extend his family's half-century domination of the West African nation. After weathering protests in 2017 and 2018, Gnassingbe pushed through constitutional c

Afghan warlord denounces Ghani vote 'coup' but streets calm

Afghan warlord denounces Ghani vote 'coup' but streets calm

Afghanistan's former vice president and powerful warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum called on his supporters Wednesday to protest against the re-election of President Ashraf Ghani, but so far, response to his rallying cry in the streets was muted. Ghani was declared