Turks vote by a slim margin to expand their president’s powers, and dissent erupts on social media
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There were angry scenes at the headquarters of Turkey’s main opposition People’s Republican Party
President Erdogan should rethink this piece of legislation as history has shown us that authoritarianism often leads to a violent and chaotic, and a distrustful society that pits people against each other.
The Lebanese parliament is heading towards extending its own term for the third time in a row
Because of a Spears concert in Tel Aviv, Israel’s Labor Party decided to push back primary voting by a day
OSCE criticised Armenia’s election saying it had been tainted by instances of vote-buying and interference
Amnesty International has called on the Turkish government to stop its crackdown on the media
It seems Saudi Arabia has a powerful new ally when it comes to lobbying: American military veterans
The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem offers ‘worst view in the world’ with rooms facing grey concrete
These young Egyptians led a revolution. Now their frustrations are mounting under Sisi