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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.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr said they had formed an alliance in a bid to create a new government after May polls.

Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin <em>election</em> test

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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 the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk.

Lebanon PM Hariri says close to forming new government

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Lebanon PM Hariri says close to forming new government

Hariri has met with lawmakers over the make-up of the new coalition, which is expected to include all main parties within Lebanon's sectarian ...

'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

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'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first rally in the capital attended by tens of ...

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Corbyn says Labour government would quickly recognise Palestine

Corbyn said on Friday that a government under his leadership would recognise a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

Rosa Burc

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Comment: Women's struggles play a central role in constructing Turkey's national project, writes Rosa Burc.

Hilal Kaplan

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

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New Malaysia Central Bank governor selected

Nur Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus revealed the plundering of the state investment fund by the previous government.

Turkey's new airport showcased ahead of elections

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Turkey's new airport showcased ahead of elections

Turkish leader Erdogan unveiled Istanbul's new airport which is due to open in October, days ahead of the June 24 elections.

Quentin Müller

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

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Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

Iraq's election, which saw a surprise victory for nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has been marred by allegations of fraud.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

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IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have ...

Turkish airstrikes kill 26 Kurdish fighters in Turkey, Iraq

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Turkish airstrikes kill 26 Kurdish fighters in Turkey, Iraq

Ankara has stepped up its airstrikes against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq, saying ground forces are advancing toward Qandil.

Bashdar Ismaeel

It's make or break for Erdogan vs Turkey's opposition

Comment: No matter who is the victor, they will have to contend with the half, who will be bitter at any electoral defeat, writes Bashdar Ismaeel

Marcus Montgomery

Five things to watch for in the midterm primaries

Comment: With 24 more state primaries and five months left before the midterm elections, Marcus Montgomery takes a look at the Trump faithfuls ...

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Erdogan in major Istanbul rally ahead of Turkey vote

Erdogan held a mega rally ahead of next weekend's elections in Turkey.

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Jailed Kurdish leader makes appeal ahead of Turkey vote

Former leader of the HDP party Selahattin Demirtas addresses a rally from prison.

Trump <em>election</em> campaign chief jailed, following 'witness tampering' charges

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Trump election campaign chief jailed, following 'witness tampering' charges

US President Donald Trump's campaign manager has been detained on judge's orders, as part of a probe into alleged Russian interference in the ...

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Three dead in armed attack on Turkish MP visit

At least three people have killed and several injured in southeast Turkey, when an MP from the country's ruling party attended Suruc for an ...

Three dead in armed attack on Turkish MP visit

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Three dead in armed attack on Turkish MP visit

At least three people have been shot dead and several injured in southeast Turkey, following an attack by an MP from the country's ruling party ...

Egypt ministers sworn in, with new cabinet faces

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Egypt ministers sworn in, with new cabinet faces

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi unveiled a host of new cabinet members, which will be led by the country's former housing minister.

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

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Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, ...

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