World Briefs: Libyan Parliament rejects unity govt

Libyan Parliament rejects unity govt

BENGHAZI • Libya's internationally recognised Parliament has voted to reject a unity government proposed under a plan to resolve the country's political crisis and armed conflict, in a major blow to efforts to end the unrest.

Of 104 members at the session on Monday, 89 voted against an administration nominated last week.


US grand jury indicts anti-abortion activists

AUSTIN (Texas) • Two United States anti-abortion activists behind the filming of covert videos of Planned Parenthood officials have been indicted by a Texas grand jury, which also cleared the women's health group of any wrongdoing after a state-ordered probe.

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were indicted on Monday for tampering with a governmental record, said prosecutors. They face up to 20 years in prison.


Khomeini's grandson can't stand for election

TEHERAN • The grandson of Islamic Republic of Iran founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has been excluded from a poll bid next month.

Cleric Hassan Khomeini, 43, was ruled by the Guardian Council to not have sufficient religious competence to be a candidate for election to the Assembly of Experts on Feb 26.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 27, 2016, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe