by | May 22, 2017 | 14:49

Qalibaf, a former Guards commander and police chief, was one of main rivals of president Hassan Rouhani who is seeking a second term. "We can not take the renewal of his mandate for granted". Rumors about Khamenei's health have swirled for years, and Raisi's appointment appeared to signal confidence in the younger cleric and that he was being groomed for Iran's most powerful post.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:12

Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship! The president's first speech overseas provided an opportunity to show his strength and resolve, in contrast to his struggle to contain a mushrooming scandal at home after his firing of former FBI Director James Comey almost two weeks ago.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:15

Rouhani sealed a second term in the office after he won with more than 57% percent of the votes in Friday's election. In the 2013 presidential election, Hassan Rouhani found great favor by promising to bring Iran out of a political deadlock with the world over Tehran's nuclear program.

by | May 22, 2017 | 13:04

The main "sex party" took place on another floor which was dimly lit, Nasriadi added. They include the event organiser and several men suspected of being prostitutes or erotic dancers. A coalition of legal aid and criminal justice reform groups condemned the raid and "arbitrary" arrests. Police have not yet confirmed that they detained any foreigners.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:58

North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as flawless by leader Kim Jong Un. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the USA needed to "stop scaring" the North Korean regime. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting has not been officially announced.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:57

Abbas, 82, is the leader of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank , a territory bordered by Israel and Jordan. Another poll will be taken after Trump's Israel visit. Whereas before the pertinent things to watch for on this trip were how Trump would lay the foundation for policy issues under his control - moving the embassy or keeping it in Tel Aviv, recognizing all or part of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, convening a trilateral summit with Netanyahu and President Abbas, clarifying ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:54

Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate experienced a slight uptick of a tenth of a percentage point, increasing from 4.6 to 4.7 percent. Over-the-month job gains occurred in professional, scientific, and business services; education and health services; trade, transportation, and utilities; other services; information; and manufacturing.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:45

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that Washington may be "milking" Saudi Arabia. President Trump visited Saudi Arabia on his first trip overseas this weekend even as Iran re-elected Hassan Rouhani in a sham presidential vote.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:36

Immigration Customs and Enforcement agents arrested 38-year-old Rene Lima-Marin after he was released from prison Wednesday. FILE - In this May 7, 2014 file photo, Rene Lima-Marin sits for an interview with The Associated Press about the circumstances of his sentencing and incarceration, in a meeting room inside Kit Carson Correctional Center, a privately operated prison in Burlington, Colo.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:27

Saturday evening saw tens of thousands of his supporters celebrating by pouring into the streets of downtown Tehran , setting off fireworks, and singing and dancing until the early hours of Sunday morning. But Rouhani may be unique in both regards, since he is angling not just to push through reforms but also to eventually succeed Khamenei as supreme leader.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:29

They also came hot on the heels of a recent spat swirling around Trump's planned visit to the Wailing Wall during his upcoming trip to Israel . Hier took the former president to task, saying, "Unfortunately, Jimmy Carter is the wrong person giving President Trump advice on how to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict".

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:26

Explaining the reason for his pick, Mr Moon said through a spokesman that his chief of staff's experiences and philosophy "would properly support the president's will to improve South-North relations". "This is the DPRK´s answer to the Trump administration", it said, referring to the national philosophy of "Juche" or self-reliance. The Pukguksong (Polaris)-2 is a land-based version of a submarine-launched missile.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:24

At the summit, Xi pledged US$124 billion towards the project which encompasses 68 partner countries and billions of dollars in investment in order to open new markets to Chinese goods and influence. Hua said China always followed the principle of extensive consultation with other countries on the project over which India has sovereignty concerns.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:27

Flynn's lawyers said he would not honor the subpoena, and that's not a surprise to the committee, but we'll figure out on Gen. Flynn what the next step, if any, is", Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said at the time. On Jan. 26, former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told McGahn, who had transitioned into role of White House Counsel, that the DOJ possessed evidence that Flynn had not been forthcoming to Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russian officials.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:24

However, reacting on ICJ's order , Pakistan while challengig the authority of ICJ said that it cannot be a party to Pakistan's national security. Despite several requests, the Indian government has also not been provided the first information report (FIR), charge-sheet, or a copy of the Pakistani military court's verdict against 46-year-old Jadhav.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:25

Best Player Again: Was No. 35 in the white jersey feeling the most pressure entering a crucial Game Five in Anaheim? The Predators lead the series 3-2, with Game 6 scheduled for Monday night in Tennessee. Anaheim caught a HUGE break in the series when it was announced on May 19 that the Predator's top scorer Ryan Johansen, 24, suffered a thigh injury in game four that will require surgery.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:23

Trump is singularly fixated on delivering a Middle East peace deal, administration officials said, even if that means jettisoning the long-standing USA stance that any resolution should be based on a two-state solution. It will be Trump's second visit with Abbas in three weeks . Palestinian officials believe Trump's visit will do little to resolve the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict because Tel Aviv "is more radical than ever before and will not be responsive to any initiative".

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:19

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, addressing a passing-out parade of the Frontier Corps at Warsak, said it was India which had approached the ICJ and the government would deal the case according to the law of the land, adds APP. According to law, Jadhav can challenge till the end of Saturday his death sentence in an appellate court. He may have even been presented in court, because Pakistani news outlets say he has been sent to judicial remand for 14 says.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:19

The Ecuadorian government is to step up efforts to allow Assange to continue his asylum in its country after Sweden's director of public prosecutions Marianne Ny said she had chose to "discontinue" her investigation. national security and could be sentenced to life imprisonment or death. The Australian, who has lived inside the embassy for nearly five years, said that a "legal conflict" with the United States and the UK continues.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:18

Experts said the North's reckless provocations seem to be aimed at seeking dialogue with the US on equal footing by strengthening its nuclear capabilities. In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the launch a "challenge to the world" that tramples global efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear and missile problems peacefully.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:10

One of the top non-major tournaments on the PGA Tour calendar was contested through the entire final round - so much so that it necessitated a playoff hole. But he acknowledged that collecting a trophy because of Day's playoff blunder, rather than his own birdie, "was not the way I wanted to win". "You know, I haven't played here in five years".

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:10

The announcement that Mr Comey would testify followed disclosure by the Justice Department that Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein had talked with Attorney-General Jeff Sessions about replacing Mr Comey last winter, before either man had been confirmed for his post in the Trump administration.

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:13

Adding to the tension, on Thursday U.S. Senator John McCain called for the expulsion of Turkey's U.S. ambassador after violence erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during Erdogan's visit. "I'm scared now too because I don't know how it will affect my life here in the United States", said Tankan, who lives in Arlington, Virginia. Washington and Ankara are bitterly at odds over USA support for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, which Turkey ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 12:03

The manifesto says that in the long term, Lib Dems want a dedicated "health and care tax" to fund the NHS, possibly created through reforming National Insurance. "We will ensure no net increase in runways across the UK". The manifesto also pledges to increase corporation tax from 19% to 20% and a penny-in-the-pound increase in income tax.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:59

Several lawmakers point out however that obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense. "I think we ought to keep our focus on finding out the facts", said Rep. "There is no right of appeal or judicial review of their decisions", Lichtman writes in the first chapter of "The Case for Impeachment". The 25th amendment has never been used to remove a president from power, but three presidents have faced impeachment proceedings.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:55

Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro took control of the country's National Assembly in March with the help of a ruling by the nation's Supreme Court that nullified the legislative branch. Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft warned that if things go wrong, Venezuela could "descend into conflict" and threaten worldwide peace and security.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:50

After Trump won, liberals hammered him for not going after Trump's administration with almost the vigor used against Democrats. "And it's got to come from Director Comey himself", Feinstein said. Gowdy, in his fourth term in the House, is best known for his role overseeing the congressional committee that investigated the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:47

Former FBI director James Comey is now convinced Donald Trump was trying to influence his investigation into ties between the President and Russian Federation, a source close to him has said. Kushner and Ivanka are now in Saudi Arabia, joining Trump on his first official overseas visit since taking office in January. "Among the concerns that I recall were to restore the credibility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, respect the established authority of the Department of Justice, limit ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:44

It needs to be recalled that only recently, the Left and the Congress had come to a tacit electoral understanding to confront the Trinamool Congress - an attempt that failed to bring relief to either of the two partners, since Mamata Banerjee's party swept the election.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:43

The president appeared at the New London, Conn., campus Wednesday afternoon - the first presidential commencement since Barack Obama spoke to the class of 2015. "Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", Trump said. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:45

Israel, which lives in close proximity to Arab enemies and Iran, has human spies in parts of the volatile Middle East where the US doesn't. Israel sees all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital, while the Palestinians view east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:34

Singapore Airlines (SIA) also reported a net loss of Sg$138.3 million ($99.4 million) in the fourth quarter last Thursday, causing full-year net profit to drop by more than half from the previous year. The airline blamed the poor performance on intensifying competition and the slowing the Chinese economy. The airline said it will also reorganise its cargo department by removing the role of cargo director.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:28

The court asked the MP to surrender his passport and submit a Rs 25 lakh bank guarantee at the special CBI court in Bhubaneswar . Another Trinamool MP Tapas Pal was also arrested by the CBI in the scam. Earlier after completion of formalities, he was discharged from a private hospital in Bhubaneswar where he was undergoing treatment while in judicial custody.

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:22

Despite his administration's tough rhetoric, President Trump understands that maintaining the Iran nuclear deal is in the United States' best interest, Obama's chief negotiator on the deal said Tuesday. Iran denies ever seeking nuclear weapons and Ghasemi said its missile programme is part of its "absolute and legal right to build up the country's defensive capabilities".

by | May 22, 2017 | 11:16

Temer is suggesting that an audio that purportedly recorded him supporting hush money for an ex-lawmaker has been doctored. So far, major parties appear to be sitting on the fence. Cunha is in prison after a "Car Wash" judge convicted him of bribe-taking, but as a powerful insider he has always been rumored to be threatening to spill secrets on other politicians.