Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4
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Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday, Apr. 29, in the country’s parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Though Rouhani continues to have popular support after the deal, its … Continue reading

Amnesty calls for release of 35 men detained in South Sudan
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Amnesty calls for release of 35 men detained in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Amnesty International on Friday, Apr. 15, called for the release of 35 men the group says are being held illegally and without charge, sometimes for over a year, by South Sudan’s National Security Service. The arrested men include former state governor Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro, journalist George Livio Bahara and Leonzio … Continue reading

Egypt protests after el-Sissi gives islands to Saudi Arabia
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Egypt protests after el-Sissi gives islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces fired tear gas Friday, Apr. 15, at demonstrators protesting President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Chants of “leave, leave!” directed at el-Sissi marked the first significant wave of street protests since the former army chief became president in 2014. Riot police … Continue reading

Trapped civilians stall Iraqi forces battling IS in Anbar
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Trapped civilians stall Iraqi forces battling IS in Anbar

BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of trapped Iraqi civilians have stalled the government’s advance in the battle against the Islamic State group in the western Anbar province, the spokesman for Iraq’s elite counterterrorism said Friday, Apr. 1. The civilians are trapped between the Iraqi forces’ lines and the IS extremists hunkered down in the … Continue reading