Kuwaiti opposition win big in anti-austerity vote

By Sami Aboudi and Ahmed Hagagy | KUWAIT KUWAIT Opposition candidates are estimated to have won around 20 seats out of 50 in Kuwaiti elections that saw most parliament members replaced, in a vote analysts said reflects anger at austerity measures to curb a budget deficit. The results of Saturday’s vote are likely to make …

Who is Alain Juppe?

The veteran politicians, both former prime ministers, will now go head-to-head in a final vote for the party’s nomination on November 27. Third-placed former President Nicolas Sarkozy meanwhile, was knocked out of the race altogether. Juppe secured just over 28% of the vote in the first round, and is still seen as an experienced politician …

Cuban Dissidents Cancel Weekly March Following Castro's Death

The Ladies in White, a prominent group of Cuban dissidents, has cancelled a weekly Sunday protest march in lieu of Castro’s death. Typically, the group of women, who are primarily composed of the wives of jailed dissidents, attend Mass each Sunday wearing white dresses. They then follow the occasion by marching through Havana’s streets to …