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Hard-liners dominate Iran parliamentary vote that saw a record-low turnout and boycott calls

Mar. 04, 2024 09:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian hard-line politicians dominated the country's vote for parliament, results released Monday showed, maintaining their hold on the legislature in a vote that saw a record- low turnout amid boycott calls. While praising Iranians for...

An online protest movement exposes corruption in Uganda. Officials and others are rattled

Mar. 04, 2024 08:12 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Abuse of public funds. Failing hospitals. Potholes in the streets of Kampala, the capital of Uganda. These and other issues feature in an online protest campaign that is rattling government officials and others in this East African country where street...

Shehbaz Sharif returns as Pakistan's new premier as Imran Khan allies in parliament allege rigging

Mar. 04, 2024 07:25 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lawmakers in Pakistan’s National Assembly have elected Shehbaz Sharif for a comeback term as prime minister, as parliamentary allies of imprisoned former premier Imran Khan shouted in protest, alleging rigging in last month’s election. Sharif, who held the same...

What's next for South Korean doctors who face license suspensions because of walkouts

Mar. 04, 2024 06:17 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government is pressing ahead with its vow to suspend the licenses of thousands of junior doctors who ignore its repeated demands to end their collective walkouts. Nearly 9,000 out of the country’s 13,000 medical interns and residents have...

Rival of Netanyahu visits US, signaling wider cracks in Israel’s wartime leadership

Mar. 03, 2024 23:38 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked a top Cabinet minister arriving in Washington on Sunday for talks with U.S. officials, according to an Israeli official, signaling widening cracks within the country’s leadership nearly five months into its war with Hamas. ...

South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan

Mar. 03, 2024 22:18 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of senior doctors rallied in the South Korean capital, Seoul, on Sunday to express their support for junior doctors who have been on strike for nearly two weeks over a government plan to sharply increase the number of medical school admissions. ...

An election for control of Serbia's capital is to be rerun following opposition fraud claims

Mar. 03, 2024 06:56 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A key vote for control of Serbia's capital, Belgrade — a focal point of widespread fraud reports after last December elections — is to be rerun later this year, officials said Sunday. The announcement follows months of soaring political tensions over...

Lawmakers elect Shehbaz Sharif as Pakistan's new prime minister. Shouts and protests in parliament greet his appointment

Mar. 03, 2024 03:54 AM EST
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lawmakers elect Shehbaz Sharif as Pakistan's new prime minister. Shouts and protests in parliament greet his appointment.

Iranian singer who won Grammy for Mahsa Amini protest anthem is sentenced to prison in Iran

Mar. 01, 2024 20:23 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian singer who won a Grammy presented by U.S. first lady Jill Biden has been sentenced to more than three years in prison over his anthem supporting the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. Shervin Hajipour posted on Instagram on...

Iranian parliament vote, first since 2022 mass protests, sees a low turnout despite government push

Mar. 01, 2024 15:40 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran held its first parliamentary election Friday since mass 2022 protests over mandatory hijab laws following the death of Mahsa Amini, apparently drawing a low turnout amid calls for a boycott. It wasn't immediately clear if voter apathy or an...