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Militant-turned-populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraqi election

/ May 19, 2018

Militant-turned-populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraqi election

Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political coalition has won the most seats in Iraq's national parliamentary elections, according to complete results released by Iraq's electoral commission early Saturday. The announcement came nearly a week after Iraqis cast their votes on May 12 and put Iraqi ...

Iran upbeat on nuclear deal hopes after talks with EU in Brussels

May 15, 2018

Iran upbeat on nuclear deal hopes after talks with EU in Brussels

Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that efforts to save the nuclear deal after the abrupt U.S. withdrawal were "on the right track" as he began talks with European powers in Brussels. Mohammad Javad Zarif met EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ahead of evening talks ...

Hundreds of protesters demand Russia stop blocking Telegram messenger app

May 14, 2018

Hundreds of protesters demand Russia stop blocking Telegram messenger app

Hundreds of people rallied in Moscow on Sunday to demand the unblocking of the Telegram app, the second protest in the Russian capital since the authorities blocked the popular messaging service last month. Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans and brandished signs carrying messages against internet censorship. ...