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Hassan Rouhani wins another term as president of Iran

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Hassan Rouhani wins another term as president of Iran

Hassan Rouhani has won Iran’s 12th presidential election, receiving a popular mandate for another four years in presidential office. Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli appeared at a press briefing on Saturday to declare Rouhani the winner of the Friday election with 23,549,616 votes, or 57 percent of the total ballots. Rahmani Fazli said that […]

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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani takes strong lead

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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani takes strong lead

With more than half of votes counted, incumbent president appears set to beat conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi.  Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani appeared to have a strong lead on Saturday as results poured in from a crucial election that could significantly influence the country’s future. Rouhani had 14.6 million out of 25.9 million votes counted […]

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President Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia on historic visit

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President Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia on historic visit

Trump and his wife Melania was greeted by Saudi King Salman and officials. (Al Arabiya) Trump is set to attend three summits in Riyadh, including an Arab-Islamic-US Summit called for by King Salman, in what is his first foreign trip as president. An airport welcome ceremony was held for the US president. (Al Arabiya) The […]

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Saudi forces shoot down Houthi ballistic missile

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Saudi forces shoot down Houthi ballistic missile

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Defense Forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias from Yemen toward Saudi Arabia Friday night, Arab Coalition command said. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the coalition said the missile was intercepted and destroyed above an unpopulated area in a place called Al-Rin at about […]

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Russia’s security chief explains what pushes North Korea to develop nuclear potential

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Russia’s security chief explains what pushes North Korea to develop nuclear potential

Patrushev believes that due to “isolation” North Korea’s leadership sees the need to ensure the country’s security  MOSCOW, May 19. /TASS/. North Korea’s isolation triggers its development of nuclear potential, which arouses concerns of the international community, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev told the Rossiya-24 TV channel. “The situation in North Korea causes […]

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Over 20 million Iranians cast votes so far: Interior Ministry

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Over 20 million Iranians cast votes so far: Interior Ministry

An Iranian Interior Ministry official says over 20 million people have cast their ballots in the country’s twin elections by 5 p.m. local time (1230 GMT). Speaking to reporters on Friday, Farhad Tajarri, the spokesman for the central committee tasked with monitoring city and village councils elections,described the turnout as “huge.” He added that the […]

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Norway seizes weapons, remands Islamist for four weeks

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Norway seizes weapons, remands Islamist for four weeks

Norwegian Islamist Arfan Bhatti has been remanded in custody for four weeks, suspected of involvement with a cache of weapons found in Oslo last week. Bhatti has appealed the decision of the authorities to hold him in custody, reports broadcaster NRK. Arfan Bhatti pictured in 2012. File photo: Kyrre Lien/NTB scanpix Oslo District Court believes […]

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Iraqi troops recapture half of biggest western Mosul district

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Iraqi troops recapture half of biggest western Mosul district

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have gained control on part of the biggest west Mosul district and killed a number of Islamic State militants in an airstrike. In statements on Friday, the War Media Cell quoted the Nineveh Operations Commander, Lt.Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, as saying that the 9th armored division retaken the northern part of […]

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Man dies after setting himself on fire in Munich’s central square

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Man dies after setting himself on fire in Munich’s central square

Police say it’s still not clear why a man fatally lit himself on fire in the central Marienplatz in Munich early on Friday morning. The 54-year-old man drove in his car to Marienplatz at about 3am on Friday, police report. There between the Marian column and the city hall, he proceeded to douse himself in […]

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US-led coalition strike against Syrian forces ‘absolutely unacceptable’ – Russian Foreign Ministry

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US-led coalition strike against Syrian forces ‘absolutely unacceptable’ – Russian Foreign Ministry

The US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria is unacceptable and violates the sovereignty of the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. “Any military actions leading to the aggravation of the situation in Syria definitely affect the political process. Especially if such actions are committed against the Syrian armed forces… This […]

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