The Brief: Austria votes, Raqqa, Iraq tension, Rohingya

Far right expected to perform well in Austria's national elections, tensions rise in Iraq and Raqqa in focus in Syria.

    The Brief: Austria votes, Raqqa, Iraq tension, Rohingya
    A man walks past a poster of Heinz-Christian Strache, lead candidate of the right-wing Austria Freedom Party (FPOe) in Vienna, Austria [Sean Gallup/Getty Images]

    Here are the stories you shouldn't miss, plus the ones you should keep an eye on for Sunday:

    Don't miss:

    • Austria votes today and the far right is expected to gain popularity. Find out everything you need to know here. We will be bringing you all the latest.
    • In the Middle East, ISIL is being pushed from its former de facto capital in Syria, Raqqa. What's expected next in the battle? Read more here.

    Looking ahead:

    • It's a day of elections. As well as Austria's national election, Kyrgyzstan is in the middle of a presidential election and Venezuela is choosing governors in all 23 states.
    • The Catalan president faces increased pressure to declare independence. We report from Barcelona on rising tensions following the vote to secede from Spain.
    • And in the Middle East, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have rejected a warning from Iraq to withdraw from oil-rich Kirkuk. We will bring you all the latest.

    Stay with us on for more...

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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