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Modi congratulates Hassan Rouhani on re-election as Iran President

Rouhani, speaking in a televised speech after he won the election with a 57-percent majority out of more than 41 million votes, said the election showed Iran is ready to promote friendly global relations "based on mutual respect and its national interests".



Palestinian Killed by Israeli Settler in West Bank Clash

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem delivered a strategy paper to President Trump, which includes my organization CURE as a signatory, urging him to move the embassy to Jerusalem. But the more interesting aspect is the way in which this will wreak havoc internally, as there is a clear divide between Trump officials who think that the Western Wall is in Israel and Trump officials who think it is not.



U.S. first lady ignores Trump criticism and shuns headscarf

U.S. defense company Raytheon will also establish a branch in Saudi Arabia and General Dynamics agreed "to localize design, engineering, manufacturing, and support of armored combat vehicles", the government announced in a press release. United States defence contractors are major suppliers of weapons to Saudi Arabia, which for more than two years has led a coalition conducting air strikes and other operations against rebels in Yemen.



What's next for Iran after President Hassan Rouhani's win?

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has won re-election by a wide margin, giving the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. Despite the removal of nuclear-related sanctions in 2016, lingering unilateral USA sanctions that target Iran's record on human rights and terrorism have kept many foreign companies wary of putting stakes in the Iranian market.



Rouhani: Iranians want 'peace and friendship'

Ahmadi says the Interior Ministry hopes to have final results later Saturday. The big turnout appeared to have favoured Mr Rouhani, whose backers' main concern had been apathy among reformist-leaning voters disappointed with the slow pace of change.