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Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28 Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

Egypt will hold a presidential election on March 26-28, with the incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi widely expected to seek a second term in office.
Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest

Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani went all-in on Monday with a push for greater civil liberties in the wake of the deadly unrest that rocked Iran in recent days.
Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome

Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome Sun, 24 Dec, 2017

Venezuela on Saturday said two diplomats from Canada and Brazil were no longer welcome, in an escalating showdown over their criticism of President Maduro's socialist government.
Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years Tue, 21 Nov, 2017

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover.
Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM

Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM Tue, 21 Nov, 2017

Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis,
Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control Wed, 15 Nov, 2017

Zimbabwe's military was in control of the country on Wednesday as President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest, although generals denied staging a coup.
Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, attacking Iran and Hezbollah

Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, attacking Iran and Hezbollah Sat, 04 Nov, 2017

Lebanon's prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.
Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule

Sacked Catalonia leader calls for opposition to Madrid's rule Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Sacked Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for peaceful "democratic opposition" to the central government's takeover of the region following its unilateral declaration of independence from Spain.
Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections

Spanish PM dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Madrid government sacked Catalonia's president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation, in Spain's gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia

Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The upper house of Spain's parliament on Friday authorized the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to rule Catalonia directly from Madrid, minutes after the restive region declared independence from Spain.
Catalan parliament declares independence as Spanish government imposes direct rule

Catalan parliament declares independence as Spanish government imposes direct rule Fri, 27 Oct, 2017

The Spanish government moved to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday, stripping the region of its autonomy less than an hour after its parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance.
Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution

Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution Tue, 24 Oct, 2017

China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a second five-year term.
Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign

Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign Sun, 22 Oct, 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan's main opposition party called Sunday for the autonomous region's president to resign after Baghdad seized swathes of disputed territory from Kurdish forces in response to an independence vote.
Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain

Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain Tue, 10 Oct, 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday he had accepted the "mandate of the people" for his region's independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid.
Spain apologises to injured Catalans

Spain apologises to injured Catalans Fri, 06 Oct, 2017

A Spanish government official on Friday offered the first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote, as the sides showed tentative signs of seeking to defuse the crisis.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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