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The Iranian revolution at 40

International | Plus, elections in Nigeria and a euthanasia trial in Canada
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/11/19, 03:06 pm

IRAN: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that ushered in Tehran’s theocracy under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The tumultuous events (timeline here) led to the hostage-taking of 52 Americans from the U.S.

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Anti-migration party sweeps Hungarian election

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/09/18, 11:18 am

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban secured a third term when his anti-migration Fidesz party won a supermajority in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. With nearly 99 percent of the votes counted, Fidesz holds 134 of 199 parliamentary seats. The supermajority win will allow the ruling bloc to make constitutional changes. “We created the opportunity for ourselves to defend Hungary,” Orban told supporters after his victory. “A great battle is behind us. We achieved a decisive victory.” The right-wing nationalist Jobbik party came in second, followed by the Socialist-led coalition.

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New Jerusalem embassy cost could top $1 billion

International | Clashes in the West Bank continue amid furor over President Trump’s announcement
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/08/17, 12:59 pm

ISRAEL: Protesters in the West Bank clashed with Israeli security forces in a third day of demonstrations protesting the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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