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Ex-President Rallies Support for Re-Election of President Rouhani

In announcing his decision, Qalibaf asked his supporters "to contribute their full capacity and support for the success of my brother, Ebrahim Raisi". It's "definitely more hard for Rouhani now". Non-nuclear sanctions on Iran include the U.S. primary sanctions that were devised following the 1979 hostage crisis and now grapple the country's banking ties with other countries. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Sisi rejects Bashir accusations, says not conspiring against Sudan

Egypt's Sisi rejects Bashir accusations, says not conspiring against Sudan In a joint press conference at the Ettihadiya Presidential Palace with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed that Egypt is not conspiring against Sudan or any other country, pointing out that Egypt's policies are consistent and abide by not interfering in the affairs of others. [Full Article...]

Iraqi army launches operation to seize last 'IS' enclave in Mosul

Iraqi army launches operation to seize last 'IS' enclave in Mosul It said that analysis concluded that the amount of explosives in the USA bomb, about 200 pounds, was not enough to bring down the building. U.S. Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State (IS) with what it called a "precision-guided munition". [Full Article...]

Kushner 'discussed secret line to Moscow' - US media reports

Russia's ambassador to the U.S. has claimed he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up secret communications with Moscow a month after Donald Trump's election, according to USA media. The New York Times said the line was never established. Flynn resigned after misleading the White House about his Russian contacts. Michael Flynn, who would become Trump's national security adviser before... [Full Article...]

Video Shows Turkish President Erdogan Watching Brutal Fight Outside Embassy In Washington

President Erdogan's bodyguards could hear it. Sen. John McCain called for the Turkish ambassador to the U.S. to be thrown out of the country on Thursday amid growing anger over the violent beating of protesters that took place outside of the Turkish embassy in Washington earlier this week. [Full Article...]

House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'

House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible' Congressmen said the U.S. response must be harsh and definite. The embassy incident took place at a time when Turkey has strongly objected to an important part of the US strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in Syria. evidently prioritized Raqqa over Turkey's objections", Sam Heller, a Beirut-based analyst and fellow at the Century Foundation, told Syria Deeply.It is true that Turke... [Full Article...]

Trump's Travel Ban Blocked Again

It potentially sets the stage for review by the Supreme Court if the president makes good on his earlier pledge to appeal to the high court. The Justice Department has not made clear when the administration would make its formal appeal or whether it would wait for the 9th Circuit ruling before appealing. [Full Article...]

Man tries to bite flight attendant, jumps off plane

Man tries to bite flight attendant, jumps off plane First the passenger got out of his seat. According to a federal criminal complaint , Sein got up after the fasten-seatbelt sign illuminated and attempted to bite a flight attendant's hand in his pursuit of a door on the plane. American said in a statement that Sein was apprehended by law enforcement. Also, he entered the United States at Newark, New Jersey, so he had flown on two other flights ... [Full Article...]

What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

Abedi was first revealed as the attacker on Tuesday by CBS in the US, prompting United Kingdom police to put out a statement saying speculation was "unhelpful and potentially damaging" to the investigation. Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said officers are carrying out "extensive searches" across Manchester , adding that "it's very clear this is a network we are in... [Full Article...]

Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria The test, scheduled for Tuesday, will involve launching an ICBM-class target from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and a ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California . [Full Article...]

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Visit comes after USA president failed to explain how to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks after meeting with Netanyahu. Referring to Iran's alleged involvement in arming and training militias, he said it must cease immediately. "We're having very good discussions with all parties and as long as we see that happening, then we don't intend to do anything that we think could upset those discussions... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe- media reports

The FBI and the oversight committee - as well as several other congressional panels - are looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign. It remains unclear if the Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to talk to Kushner. The Post reported last week that the Russian Federation investigation had been exten... [Full Article...]

Dhola-Sadiya bridge, India’s longest river bridge inaugurated

Dhola-Sadiya bridge, India’s longest river bridge inaugurated The Ministry said the new bridge promises to usher in prosperity in the northeastern region and would provide efficient road connectivity to the remote and backward areas, which have poor road infrastructure. "International Agency for Research on Cancer has expressed apprehensions that the figures will only double in 30 years", Modi said after launching a book to mark Tata Memorial Centre's 75 y... [Full Article...]

Differences remain as Trump, EU talk trade

Differences remain as Trump, EU talk trade On Wednesday, thousands of protesters took to the streets in Brussels with signs telling Trump to, among other things, "get the hell out of my hole". Top European Union officials meeting him for the first time will push cooperation on global trade and fighting climate change as they try to show that the bloc should matter to the United States. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader - who calls it natural

Ms Merkel, who stood emotionless during the speech, earlier issued her own challenge to the USA president, saying that member states including Germany had already pledged to work toward the 2 per cent target by 2024 and that outlays on security more generally also count toward the goal. [Full Article...]

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran Standing next to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Trump said: "The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon, and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias". [Full Article...]

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans "bad" _ on trade

Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans In the wake of the "barbaric" Manchester bombing, Mr Trump said two per cent was a "bare minimum" and that this should be increased to allow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to "stop terrorism in its tracks". Germany has pointed out that the European Central Bank manages monetary policy independently for all countries that use the euro. But because the German carmakers produce more than fiv... [Full Article...]

Trump Engages in Handshake Showdown With French President

President to maintain Washington's commitment to the Paris climate change agreement. While the French ambassador, Gérard Araud , did not reveal what he told the Macron , Capehart and another guest jokingly told him that he should discuss Trump's handshake with Macron . [Full Article...]

In Israel, Trump says there is "rare opportunity" for peace

Trump, wearing a yarmulke, placed his right hand on the wall and swayed slightly back and forth with his eyes closed for almost a minute. Noting that Trump's visit to the Western Wall was even shorter yet still powerful, chairman of Yad Vashem Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau said the visit, expected to take about half an hour, was enough to make a lasting impression. [Full Article...]

Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump exchanged pleasantries with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife before boarding Air Force One. At a joint appearance with Donald Trump , Netanyahu clobbered Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for the payments that are at odds with the principles he outlined earlier in the day at his own meeting with the US president. [Full Article...]


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