Middle East · 12:54 AM UTCIran election set to hand presidency to hardline judge
Iranians choose a president on Friday in a contest likely to be won by a judge fiercely loyal to the religious establishment, although large numbers of people are expected to ignore the vote due to discontent with economic hardship and hardline rule.
Asia PacificAboriginal groups reject bill to protect cultural heritage in Western Australia mining state
Indigenous Australians say a bill to protect cultural heritage in the mining state of Western Australia is flawed and should not be presented to parliament, as the state reviews laws that allowed Rio Tinto to destroy a 46,000-year-old rock shelter.
WorldU.S. issues new guidance to ease COVID-19 assistance to countries hit by sanctions
The United States on Thursday issued guidance easing the way for delivery of products such as face masks, ventilators and vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic to heavily sanctioned countries like Iran, Venezuela and Syria.