Hassan Rouhani sweeps polls to second term

Today, the world knows well that the Iranian nation is on a civilized course with the global community. Election officials said the extensions to voting hours were due to "requests" and the "enthusiastic participation of people". Raisi ran a populist campaign, vowing to fight corruption and fix the economy while boosting welfare payments to the poor. Russian engineers previous year began expanding Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant.

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday delivered a forceful speech, calling Muslim leaders across the world to confront "the crisis of Islamic extremism", as he looks to present a united front against global terrorism. Even as the president pledged to work alongside Middle Eastern nations, he put the onus for combatting terrorism on the region. Drive them out of your communities.

Death toll climbs to at least 22 in Manchester blast

The incident happened shortly after Grande had left the stage, about 10:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ET) according to eyewitnesses. Along with the fatalities, 59 people were injured when an explosion occurred at the end of a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande , whose fans are typically teen and pre-teen girls.

Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

In a statement , the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Nihad Awad, said he welcomed Trump's recognition of Islam as "one of the world's great faiths" but added "that recognition does not wipe out years of well-documented anti-Islam animus".

Trump seeks "coalition of nations" in Middle East

He said: "Terrorism has spread across the world". "The terrorists and the extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out of our society forever". Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump had the "right message" on working with Muslim nations to fight terrorism, but decried what he saw as an attempt to "de-emphasize" human rights and the promotion of democracy overseas.

Trump Calls On Muslim Leaders To Help 'Drive Out' Terrorism

Air Force One landed in Tel Aviv at about 12:25 pm local time on Monday. "I've heard is one of the toughest deals of all", he said . Interestingly, Trump in his 2016 U.S. "You are a true friend of Israel and of the Jewish people". B'nai B'rith in a statement issued Sunday evening praised Trump for calling on Arab nations to join in the fight against Islamic terrorism and for "challenging the Arab world to unite in confronting Iran - the largest state sponsor of global terror".