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How Moqtada al-Sadr went from anti-American outlaw to potential kingmaker in Iraq

The onetime rabble-rouser may now choose Iraq’s next leader.

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Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr takes surprise lead in Iraq’s election as prime minister falters

Fewer than 45 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, despite predictions that the recent defeat of the Islamic State would lead to a surge in participation.

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Canada proposes sweeping law to block foreign interference in elections

The bill would restrict political advertising and force parties to reveal what voter information they’ve collected.

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The former Khmer Rouge commander who still leads Cambodia is again stoking anti-American sentiment

With elections approaching, Hun Sen is casting the United States as the boogeyman in a widening crackdown on democratic institutions.

Venezuela inmates seize control of prison ahead of election

Inmates have revolted and taken control of a notorious prison in Venezuela, as the volatile country braces for presidential elections decried as ...

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Turkey’s Currency Plunges, Potentially Threatening Erdogan’s Re-election Bid

The president called early elections hoping to get out ahead of economic troubles, but the lira’s dive caught up with him before the June vote.

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High Hopes But Tough Road for Black Woman in Georgia Governor's Race

She’s a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history. Abrams, 44, easily won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary, and strong turnout among Democrats has fueled hopes she can take back ...

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Officials: New Top US Commander for Afghanistan Being Considered

Lieutenant General Scott Miller is the expected nominee to command U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, a U.S. official with knowledge of the process told VOA. U.S.-led international forces in Afghanistan are currently being commanded by ...

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India's Karnataka gets second chief minister in a week

Karnataka has been caught in a political crisis after recent elections resulted in a hung assembly.

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Pompeo: US Won't Tolerate Russian Meddling in 2018 Vote

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Wednesday the Trump administration would take "appropriate countermeasures" against any Russian interference in the November congressional elections, but acknowledged officials have yet to figure out what "effective deterrence" might work. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the ...

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Food Packages Help Families in Need During Ramadan

Moroccan Malika Abumarek walked into the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, to pick up some food during Ramadan. The grandmother ...

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