Search Results for: iran election

The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq Monday ratified October’s parliamentary elections. The ratification comes in the wake of challenges to the results from Shiite political groups. The election took place on October 10, 2021 to determine all 329 members of the Council of Representatives. The results bring a victory for Muqtada al-Sadr’s party. He is [...]

READ MORE

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of Treasury on Tuesday added 15 individuals across Iran, Syria and Uganda to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list on allegations of “serious human rights abuse and repressive acts targeting innocent civilians, political opponents, and peaceful protestors.” Additionally, the OFAC has also designated four [...]

READ MORE

An Iranian appeals court has upheld a one-year prison term for British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on propaganda offenses, according to her lawyer. Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a dual British and Iranian citizen who before her arrest lived in London with her husband Richard Ratcliffe. She previously worked with international development charities through BBC and Thompson Reuters. [...]

READ MORE

At the end of May, Alexander Lukashenko, the President of Belarus, announced that his government would no longer prevent migrants from illegally entering Lithuania through Belarus. Throughout July, evidence emerged that Belarus had even taken active measures to encourage the flow of migrants, such as using government vehicles to escort migrants over the border. From [...]

READ MORE

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world….” -William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming Plus, ca’ change. “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”  In world politics, anarchy is an old and continuing story. Chaos is not. But what are the precise differences? And why do [...]

READ MORE