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Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani has secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to final results announced Tuesday, lining him up to become the man negotiating with the Taliban ...

Iraq protesters rally for one of their own to become PM

Iraq protesters rally for one of their own to become PM

Hundreds of Iraqis rallied Sunday to support a protest leader they want as prime minister instead of current premier-designate Mohammad Allawi, who they see as too close to the ruling class.

Indonesia says won't repatriate hundreds of IS recruits

Indonesia says won't repatriate hundreds of IS recruits

Indonesia has said it will not bring home nearly 700 hundred nationals who joined the Islamic State group in the Middle East over security fears, but added it would still consider repatriating young children.

US Democrats trade barbs as New Hampshire vote nears

US Democrats trade barbs as New Hampshire vote nears

Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg locked horns in their fight for the US Democratic presidential nomination Sunday as they scrambled for votes with just two days to go ...

Cameroon elections overshadowed by violence, boycott

Cameroon elections overshadowed by violence, boycott

Cameroon began voting Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

Trump impeachment witnesses lose their jobs

Trump impeachment witnesses lose their jobs

US President Donald Trump on Friday fired two of the highest profile witnesses in his impeachment probe, sparking accusations that he is on a campaign of revenge.

Over 300 migrants arrive at Italian port, health tests boosted

Over 300 migrants arrive at Italian port, health tests boosted

Over 300 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean by a charity vessel disembarked at the Italian port of Pozzallo on Sunday after a week's wait for a port of entry.

One protester killed in south Iraq as anti-govt tents torched

One protester killed in south Iraq as anti-govt tents torched

One protester was killed early Monday in Iraq's flashpoint city of Nasiriyah, a medic told AFP, as gunmen stormed the square where anti-government demonstrators had been camped out for months.

Venezuela's Guaido meets Macron on charm offensive

Venezuela's Guaido meets Macron on charm offensive

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, on a charm offensive to back his bid to oust his country's leader, claimed Saturday to have the ‘firm support’ of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

Lebanon's new finance minister to meet IMF official

The new finance minister of debt-saddled Lebanon said he would meet with a senior official from the International Monetary Fund on Saturday for a ‘courtesy visit’ and not bailout talks.

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in

Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez on Friday said she would stand in the May 3 presidential election, which comes after the resignation of Evo Morales in November.

Iraq activist shot dead as anti-regime protesters block roads

Iraq activist shot dead as anti-regime protesters block roads

An anti-government activist was killed in Iraq's south by unidentified gunmen, amid a resurgence of rallies and road closures by protesters pressing authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.