Gulf Times - Iraq-elections
Iraqis vote in general election, a test for democratic system

Iraqis vote in general election, a test for democratic system

Iraqis were voting on Sunday in a general election many said they would boycott, having lost faith in the democratic system brought in by the US invasion of 2003.

Iraq cleric supporters demand electoral reform

Iraq cleric supporters demand electoral reform

Hundreds of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrated in Baghdad Wednesday to demand electoral reform ahead of a planned provincial vote in September.

EU to call for emergency humanitarian aid to Greece

EU to call for emergency humanitarian aid to Greece

The European Union is proposing increased humanitarian aid for Greece, where more than 20,000 refugees and migrants are stuck after borders were tightened along the Balkans preventing them from trekking north to wealthier parts of Europe.