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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government appears increasingly weak in the face of militias and parties that are expected to entrench their power in an upcoming election, dashing the hopes of protesters who were promised reform, say activists, officials and diplomats.
(Reuters) - Five basketball players to watch out for at the Tokyo Olympics:
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Officials in Ethiopia counted ballots on Tuesday after a parliamentary election billed as the first free vote in the country's history but marred by an opposition boycott, war and reports of irregularities in some areas.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its election was neither free nor fair as political factions traded blame for the record low turnout and high number of invalid ballots.
On Twitter, the hashtag #BillieEilishisoverparty is trending, with users calling for her to be cancelled.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he hoped Ethiopia's national and regional elections on Monday would prove the success of democratic reforms, but an opposition boycott, war, ethnic violence and logistical challenges overshadowed the vote in some regions.
White singers in make-up playing Chinese characters draw Scottish Opera into ‘yellowface’ controversy
‘Like blackface, yellowface is a degrading form of cultural appropriation,’ says Asian performers campaign group of UK opera company’s Nixon in China productionOf the six main Chinese roles, four were filled by white singers. Amid the row over their use, the production’s nomination for an arts award was withdrawn
DUBAI (Reuters) -Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured a landslide victory on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Millions of Iranians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge who is subject to U.S. sanctions, though anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms mean many will heed calls for a boycott.