Opposition figure Karoubi asks Iranians to vote for Rouhani on Friday

President Hassan Rouhani, a centrist reformer seeking a second term, received an endorsement from Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri, who withdrew from the race . Raisi's popularity has risen steadily in recent weeks and Qalibaf's move should give him a last-minute boost against Rouhani, who has eased Iran's global isolation though failed to spur a sluggish economy.

Country leaders summit with U.S. president Donald Trump

However, during Sunday's speech, he criticized "Islamic extremism", "Islamists", and "Islamic terror", but stayed away from using his signature term. "Leaders of Arab and Zislamic countries and the U.S. Trump appealed to Muslim nations to ensure that "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil", and announced an agreement with Gulf states to combat financing for extremists.

Results show Iran's Rouhani winning re-election

Results show Iran's Rouhani winning re-election

Rouhani secured 57 percent of the vote in a race that drew more than seven out of every 10 voters to the polls. With nearly all votes counted, Rouhani looked to have an insurmountable lead with 22.8 million votes compared to 15.5 million for his hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi, election committee chief Ali Asghar Ahmadi announced on state television.

141 men arrested at sauna in Jakarta

141 men arrested at sauna in Jakarta

Police in Jakarta , capital of Indonesia (representative image). Officers late Sunday raided a building in the capital Jakarta that houses a sauna and a gym, and halted what they said was a sex party promoted as "The Wild One". Indonesia has witnessed increasing hostility towards its small and low-profile LGBTQ community. Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, but over the past 18 months the LGBT - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender - community has been subjected to an ...

North Korea: Missile Ready For Deployment Following Successful Test, Pyongyang Says

The launch "completely verified" the reliability and accuracy of the device, and its late-stage warhead guidance system, KCNA said, adding the test results were "perfect". "The repeated provocation is a reckless and irresponsible behavior, like pouring cold water on the wishes of our new government and the worldwide community for denuclearization and peace to prevail in the Korean Peninsula", said a statement from South Korea's Foreign Ministry.

Israel lauds United States security ties following Trump disclosures

One possible factor: the absence of a firm decision as to whether he will move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , as promised . The Palestinians are taking seriously Donald Trump's efforts to help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a minister said Thursday, ahead of the US president's visit to the West Bank next week.