Russia’s Kremlin cracks down on dissent before September parliamentary election – National

Russian authorities are cracking down on dissent before a crucial parliamentary election in September, in what a leading Kremlin critic on Tuesday described as an attempt to sideline opponents. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian tycoon who moved to London after spending a decade in prison in Russia on charges widely seen as political revenge for […]

Iran’s former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run in upcoming election – National

Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run again for the Islamic Republic’s presidency, raising the possibility that the populist leader who rapidly advanced Tehran’s nuclear program to challenge the West could return to the country’s top civilian post. Ahmadinejad’s attempt to run again in 2017 disregarded the words of Iran’s Supreme […]

Palestinian election delayed due to dispute on east Jerusalem voting – National

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said early Friday that the main factions have agreed to delay the first elections planned in 15 years, citing a dispute with Israel over voting in east Jerusalem. The decision spares Abbas’ fractured Fatah party from what was widely expected to be another embarrassing defeat to the Islamic militant group […]

India records over 200K COVID-19 cases in a day amid festivals, election rallies – National

India reported a record daily increase of 234,692 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Saturday. It was the eighth record daily increase in the last nine days. Total cases reached nearly 14.5 million, second only to the United States which has reported more than 32 million infections. India’s deaths […]

U.S. sets sanctions, expels Russian diplomats after hacking, election interference – National

The Biden administration announced Thursday the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year’s presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies. The sweeping measures are meant to punish Russia for actions that U.S. officials say cut to […]

U.S. to sanction Russia over alleged election meddling, SolarWinds hack: sources – National

The United States will announce sanctions on Russia as soon as Thursday for alleged election interference and malicious cyber activity, targeting several individuals and entities, people familiar the matter said. The sanctions, in which 30 entities are expected to be blacklisted, will be tied with orders expelling about 10 Russian officials from the United […]

Trump crashes wedding to toast himself, complain about election loss – National

Former U.S. president Donald Trump agreed to say a few nice words at a Mar-a-Lago wedding over the weekend, then proceeded to praise himself and complain about the election he lost, according to video obtained by TMZ. Video recorded by a guest shows the Florida resort owner and ex-president rattling off a list of […]

Israel election: Netanyahu’s future uncertain as exit polls indicate no clear winner – National

Israeli parliamentary elections on Tuesday resulted in a virtual deadlock for a fourth time in the past two years, exit polls indicated, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an uncertain future and the country facing the prospect of continued political gridlock. The exit polls on Israel’s three main TV stations indicated that both Netanyahu […]

Israel heads to polls for 4th election in 2 years as Netanyahu looks to keep power – National

Israelis began voting on Tuesday in the country’s fourth parliamentary election in two years — a highly charged referendum on the divisive rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Public opinion polls forecast a tight race between those who support Israel’s longest-serving premier and those who want “anyone but Bibi,” as he is widely known. […]

Polls open in Republic of Congo for election as candidate contracts COVID-19 – National

Republic of Congo pressed ahead Sunday with an election in which President Denis Sassou N’Guesso is widely expected to extend his 36 years in power, while the leading opposition candidate was flown to France after suffering COVID-19 complications. The watchdog group NetBlocks reported an internet blackout that began in the Central African country around midnight […]