In an apparent slur against Turkey's feminists, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared that women are not equal to men, and that they are not suited to perform "men's jobs" due to biological differences.
Time is running out for foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers to resolve a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Negotiators in Vienna appear likely to extend the deadline to mid next year.
Iran and nations seeking to resolve a standoff over Tehran's nuclear program have been considering an extension to talks. The expiry of an interim agreement seeking a permanent solution has been drawing closer.
Broad sanctions and an economic crash forced Iran to the negotiating table - but trust is still missing between Tehran and the West. A long list of unsuccessful talks has complicated any chance of an agreement.
The family of a British-Iranian woman jailed after watching a men's volleyball match in Tehran says she has been released on bail. Ghoncheh Ghavami had been in prison since her arrest in June.
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Tunisians are voting for their first directly-elected president in a landmark poll, widely seen as a key step in the transition to democracy. Dictator Ben Ali was ousted in a popular uprising nearly four years ago.
Iran and international negotiators are facing an uphill battle if they are to reach an historic agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. Berlin has claimed that talks in Vienna represent a "moment of truth."
Clashes between "Islamic State" militants and local Sunnis have left dozens dead in Iraq's western Anbar province. Iraqi security forces found many of the local fighters executed.
Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers in Vienna have entered a cliffhanger weekend. Their deadline is Monday, but there are few signs that the 12-year standoff will actually be defused.
Bahrain is holding its first elections for a new parliament since the Arab Spring-inspired protest three years ago. But the opposition called on Bahrainis to boycott the polls. Former MP Ali Alaswad explains why.
Bahrainis are voting in their country's first parliamentary elections since the Arab Spring uprising in 2011. Shiite opposition groups plan to stage a boycott, and have dismissed the poll as a "farce."
Top US and Iranian diplomats have resumed their high-level nuclear talks in Vienna. With a self-imposed deadline expiring soon, this raises new hopes for a finalized deal.
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