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A second Swiss state is to vote over whether to ban face coverings in public, amid criticism from left-wing groups over the implications of the new law.

Echoing some of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news".

Syrian regime holds local elections, first since uprising began

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Syrian regime holds local elections, first since uprising began

Voting centres have opened in regime-controlled areas for the first local elections since 2011, when Syrians' demands for democratic reforms where put down by brutal military force.

Mauritania votes in last election before presidential vote

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Mauritania votes in last election before presidential vote

The popularity of Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record is being tested with the vote.

Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

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Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

Observer missions sent by the European Union and the African Union (AU), however, have said the election was not badly impaired.

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Comoros President extends his powers after controversial vote

President Azali Assoumani is now able to run another term following a controversial referendum.

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Pakistan's Imran Khan falls short of election majority: commission

The country's Election Commission released an official tally on Friday, a day after Khan declared victory in a vote marred by rigging ...

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Iraq begins hand recount of May ballots from Kirkuk

Iraq's federal elections in May were marred by allegations of fraud and irregularities, largely blamed on electronic voting machines meant to ...

Iraq's manual election recount to begin Tuesday

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Iraq's manual election recount to begin Tuesday

Iraq's May elections were marred by allegations of fraud after the elections commission introduced electronic voting machines to tabulate the ...

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The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq

Iraq to manually recount ‘suspect’ <em>ballots</em> only

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Iraq to manually recount ‘suspect’ ballots only

Only ballot boxes suspected to have been affected by fraud will be sent to Baghdad for a manual recount, in a bid to speed up the laborious ...

Egypt TV anchor declares Erdogan rival winner of elections

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Egypt TV anchor declares Erdogan rival winner of elections

An Egyptian television TV anchor has declared the main rival to Turkey's president in a weekend presidential election as the winner of the vote ...

Turkey lira climbs 3 percent after Erdogan election win

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Turkey lira climbs 3 percent after Erdogan election win

Investor confidence was shored up after Erdogan secured a decisive victory, ending worries political uncertainty would drive down the currency.

Erdogan on victory: I will make Turkey a superpower

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Erdogan on victory: I will make Turkey a superpower

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, vowing in his victory speech to ...

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Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey election

Erdogan was on Sunday leading a tightly-contested presidential election in early counting as he seeks a new mandate in the face of a revitalised opposition and weakening economy.

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Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks began voting on Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with ...

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

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Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

Iraqi policemen were arrested following a fire at a warehouse holding ballot boxes.

Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

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Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

A fire has ripped through a Baghdad warehouse containing over 3 million ballot papers as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of its general ...

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Iraq parliament orders full election recount

Iraq's parliament has ordered a recount at all polling stations following charges of electoral fraud.

The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

Iraq's Electoral Commission cancels 1021 polling station results

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Iraq's Electoral Commission cancels 1021 polling station results

Iraq's Electoral Commission has cancelled the results of hundreds of polling stations following a recent national vote, calling the whole ...

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