Middle East: Iraq: Attacks Kill at Least 30
A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Baghdad cafe Thursday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 50 ahead of provincial elections this weekend.
Middle East: Morsi Moves Election Day in Egypt to Avoid Holiday Conflict
President Mohamed Morsi changed the dates for the parliamentary elections to avoid conflict with the Coptic Christian celebrations of Palm Sunday and Easter.
Middle East: Egypt: Elections to Begin in April
President Mohamed Morsi called parliamentary elections that will begin on April 27 and finish in late June. Mr. Morsi, analysts say, hopes that the elections will help stabilize Egypt.
Jordan elections will be a reality check for King Abdullah II
The parliamentary elections will show whether the public finds the king credible in a changed Middle East after the 'Arab Spring.' AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's parliamentary elections Wednesday crystallized the challenges facing King Abdullah II in his 13th year in power: Can he provide a government that is credible with his restive population and able to tackle the nation's serious economic woes and endemic corruption?
MIddle East: Iran: Ayatollah Discourages Talk of Vote’s Fairness
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said its enemies would most likely try to sabotage the presidential election scheduled for June.