Iran's Assembly of Experts is based in the city of Qom. Its 88 members are experts in Islamic theology. They're responsible for appointing the supreme leader, Iran's most powerful figure. And they're also up for election today.
Venezuela's opposition has said it won't be bullied out of participating in future elections, a day after threats by President Nicolas Maduro. The US said it stands with Venezuelans as they "seek to restore democracy."
Nepal’s ruling Nepali Congress has suffered defeat in the parliamentary elections. The country’s left-wing alliance is set to win the landmark vote.
An alliance of communists and Maoists are set to win Nepal's first parliamentary election since 1999. The ruling center-left party suffered significant losses in the vote.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has been the country's president for 37 years. The party of Africa's longest serving leader was widely expected to win the vote.
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