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World - International
11/27/2022 1:14:33 PM
As Iran prepares to play diplomatic arch-rivals the United States in the World Cup on Tuesday, AFP looks at how geopolitics have spilled onto the pitch in previous World Cups:

World - International
11/26/2022 9:40:02 PM
The government of Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan opposition broke a political stalemate Saturday with a broad social accord, and the US government responded by allowing a major US oil company to resume operations in Venezuela.

World - Region
11/26/2022 6:10:07 PM
The family of an Iranian rapper detained for supporting protests over Mahsa Amini's death said his life was at risk after he went on trial behind closed doors on Saturday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
11/26/2022 12:26:00 PM
The National Dialogue’s Council of Trustees is expected to resume meetings this week.

World - Region
11/24/2022 7:35:54 PM
The U.N. Human Rights Council voted Thursday to condemn the bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in Iran and create an independent fact-finding mission to investigate alleged abuses, particularly those committed against women and children.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
11/23/2022 9:56:00 AM
The World Cup has begun, and politics looms over the pitch. At times, it has been front and centre.

World - Region
11/22/2022 12:59:01 PM
Auditors in Iraq have uncovered a massive scheme in which a network of businesses and officials embezzled some $2.5 billion from the country's tax authority, despite layers of safeguards.

World - International
11/19/2022 7:29:54 PM
Mahathir Mohamad, the 97-year-old elder statesman of Malaysian politics, lost his parliamentary seat in Saturday's polls, likely ending the career of one of Asia's most enduring politicians.

World - Region
11/18/2022 7:24:13 PM
A senior Iranian military official visiting Baghdad this week threatened Iraq with a ground military operation in the country's north if the Iraqi army does not fortify the countries' shared border against Kurdish opposition groups, multiple Iraqi and Kurdish officials said.

World - International
11/17/2022 7:50:49 PM
Kazakhstan said Thursday it had prevented a coup attempt by supporters of an exiled opposition figure as it arrested seven people ahead of a presidential election this weekend.

World - Region
11/17/2022 5:52:04 PM
Hundreds of mourners poured onto the streets of a flashpoint Iranian city Thursday, defying a lethal crackdown on protests over Mahsa Amini's death that shows signs of turning even bloodier.

World - Region
11/16/2022 10:43:00 AM
An Iranian court has issued a second death sentence in three days against a "rioter" for violence linked to protests that flared over Mahsa Amini's death, the judiciary said.

World - Region
11/14/2022 1:32:41 PM
Iran launched cross-border missile and drone strikes Monday against Kurdish opposition groups based in northern Iraq, where local authorities reported one death and eight wounded.

World - International
11/10/2022 6:14:31 PM
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan urged his followers Thursday to resume their protest march on the country's capital to demand early elections _ even though he is staying out of the march for now, a week after he was wounded in the leg in a gunman's attempt on his life.

World - Region
11/8/2022 12:01:31 PM
Iran has deployed mounted police in a bid to contain more than seven weeks of protests sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, according to videos posted online.

Arts & Culture - Screens
11/6/2022 7:05:55 PM
Tanzanian film "Tug of War", about love and politics during the final years of British colonial Zanzibar, has won the Tanit d'Or at Tunisia's prestigious Carthage Film Festival.

World - Region
11/6/2022 3:33:54 PM
Iraqi lawmakers were due Sunday to examine a bill seeking to reestablish military conscription in the country, before the first reading was postponed.

World Cup 2022 - News
11/4/2022 12:38:25 PM
Soccer's top officials have urged the 32 teams preparing for the most political World Cup in the modern era to focus on the game in Qatar and avoid handing out lessons in morality.

World - Region
11/3/2022 7:33:01 PM
Iranian protesters and security forces clashed in a town near the capital on Thursday, where state-run media reported at least two deaths and circulated graphic images of an apparent attack on a police vehicle.

World - Region
11/2/2022 10:37:06 AM
Iran's police force has opened an investigation after a video posted online showed officers beating a man amid protests sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, media reported.

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