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Iraq's election is marred by boycott and voter apathy Security to protect the vote remained tight on Sunday as voters headed to the polls to elect a parliament that many hope will deliver much-needed reforms after decades of conflict and mismanagement.
NPR.org | Oct 11, 2021 04:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Power returns to Lebanon after a 24-hour blackout The nation's power grid shut down after two main power plants ran out of fuel on Saturday. Now, officials say operations are back to "normal," which means power will continue to be rationed.
NPR.org | Oct 10, 2021 10:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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What Have We Done With Democracy? A Decade On, Arab Spring Gains Wither Tunisia, birthplace of the pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Arab world, now looks to many like a final confirmation of failed promise.
New York Times | Oct 10, 2021 5:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Electricity Is Restored in Lebanon, as Army Supplies Emergency Fuel It was a temporary reprieve for a grid that has been supplying only a few hours of electricity per day, as Lebanons collapsing economy struggles to import fuel.
New York Times | Oct 10, 2021 3:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Canadian Admits Fabricating Terrorism Tale Detailed in New York Times Podcast In exchange for the admission of the man, Shehroze Chaudhry, Canada dropped criminal charges against him.
New York Times | Oct 9, 2021 10:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi reform activists risk their lives to protest Two activist friends talk about their efforts to protest for reform in Iraq despite intimidation and attacks from powerful parties that will likely come out on top in Sunday's elections.
NPR.org | Oct 9, 2021 9:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraq's voters go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament With the current parties in power expected to dominate results again, many Iraqis say they see no reason to vote.
NPR.org | Oct 9, 2021 11:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Turkish Philanthropist, Osman Kavala, Goes to Trial Lawyers and human rights groups denounced the trial as a farcical attempt to prolong the detention of dissidents on trumped-up charges already found to be inadequate.
New York Times | Oct 8, 2021 6:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqis will vote for a new parliament on Sunday While some new voices have emerged in the campaigning, it looks like the usual parties will win. One underdog candidate got some voters on her side when she resolved a sewer problem in a Baghdad slum.
NPR.org | Oct 8, 2021 09:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In Iraqi Elections, Guns and Money Still Dominate Politics Iraqis vote Sunday in parliamentary elections called a year early, after huge anti-government protests. Most parties are appealing to voters on the basis of religious, ethnic or tribal loyalty.
New York Times | Oct 7, 2021 3:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend