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Counting begins in Iran Presidential election

The crowning achievement of Rouhani's first term was a deal with global powers to curb Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of most financial sanctions. Officials were quickly forced to deny that the blueish stone he wore was a coded sign of his support for the reformist-backed incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, whose official campaign colour is violet.


In the attack near Baghdad killed at least 11 people

In the attack near Baghdad killed at least 11 people

The attack comes as Iraqi forces, backed by the USA -led coalition, are slowly moving in on the last neighborhoods held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. At least 33 people were killed on Friday in two separate blasts at checkpoints on a highway near oilfields in Basra, according to police. Separately, two more attacks late on Friday killed at least 19 people, including security forces, and wounded 25 others in southern Baghdad.



Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Comey turned down an invitation to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As for the separate report of a "person of interest" under investigation, the Post said the senior White House adviser "under scrutiny" is someone close to the president but did not name the person.


Russian Federation probe 'hurts our country terribly'

Russian Federation probe 'hurts our country terribly'

In a separate tweet he also referenced unspecified "illegal acts" that took place during his predecessor's presidency and during Hillary Clinton's election campaign. "If there is no evidence found on any of the claims that are being made and Mr. Trump and his campaign are completely exonerated, it would take somebody with Mr.



Jimmy Carter urges Trump to push for peace

Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Flying in directly from his first stop in Saudi Arabia, Trump is unlikely to lay out Middle East peace proposals, not least because, as aides acknowledge, his administration has yet to craft a strategy.


Iran state TV declares Hassan Rouhani wins vote for second term

Iran state TV declares Hassan Rouhani wins vote for second term

Iran time (0930 GMT) on Saturday. Rouhani had won 21.6 million votes, compared to 14 million for his hardline conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi, with 37 million votes counted, the source added. "We had a bet among friends, and I said Raisi would win and I think that encouraged a few of my friends who might not have voted to come out and vote".