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Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Rouhani (C) voted in the capital Tehran Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, the interior minister has announced. Out of more than 40 million votes cast, he received 57%, or close to 23m votes in total. Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed a […]

Trump in Riyadh as troubles mount

Trump in Riyadh as troubles mount

Media captionMoment President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump get off Air Force One Multi-billion dollar deals between the US and Saudi Arabia will be signed on Saturday as US President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip begins in Riyadh. Mr Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on […]

Sudan’s Bashir declines Saudi summit

Sudan’s Bashir declines Saudi summit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Omar al-Bashir had been invited by King Salman Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to take up an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit at which US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour. Mr Bashir, who cited “private reasons”, is wanted for alleged […]

Syria and Russia condemn US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Syria and Russia condemn US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Image caption British special forces personnel were photographed near the Tanf base in June 2016 Syria and its ally Russia have condemned air strikes by the US-led coalition on pro-Syrian government forces near the Jordan border. Syria said the strikes were a “blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism”, while Russia said they breached the country’s […]

Syria condemns US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Syria condemns US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Image caption British special forces personnel were photographed near the Tanf base in June 2016 Syria has condemned air strikes by the US-led coalition on pro-Syrian government forces near the Jordan border. Syria said the strikes killed “a number” of people, destroyed some “material” and were a “blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism”. The convoy […]

Iran election: Voters go to the polls to pick president

Iran election: Voters go to the polls to pick president

Image copyright AFP / IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER’S WEBSITE Image caption Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iranians to get to the polls early Iranians are voting an a presidential election, in which Hassan Rouhani is seeking a second term. Mr Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who negotiated a landmark nuclear deal with world powers in […]

Syria war: US-led coalition ‘strikes pro-Assad convoy’

Syria war: US-led coalition ‘strikes pro-Assad convoy’

Image caption British special forces personnel were photographed near the Tanf base in June 2016 US-led coalition aircraft have bombed a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces in a remote area near the border with Jordan, US and rebel officials say. Syrian and Iranian-backed militiamen were reportedly moving towards the Tanf base, which is used by […]

Turkey says ‘pro-Kurd’ US envoy Brett McGurk should leave

Turkey says ‘pro-Kurd’ US envoy Brett McGurk should leave

Image copyright Reuters Image caption YPG fighters are battling jihadist group Islamist State but Turkey views Kurdish militants as terrorists Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused a senior US diplomat of backing Kurdish militants and said he should be sent home. He said Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the coalition against so-called Islamic […]

Iran election: Rouhani seeks second term as president

Iran election: Rouhani seeks second term as president

Image copyright AFP Voting is set to begin in Iran’s presidential election, with Hassan Rouhani seeking a second term. Mr Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who negotiated a landmark nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, is standing against three other candidates. His main challenger is seen as Ebrahim Raisi, 56, a hardline cleric and […]

Syria war: US-led coalition ‘strikes pro-Assad convoy’

Syria war: US-led coalition ‘strikes pro-Assad convoy’

Image caption British special forces personnel were photographed near the Tanf base in June 2016 US-led coalition aircraft have bombed a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces in a remote area near the border with Jordan, US and rebel officials say. Syrian and Iranian-backed militiamen were reportedly moving towards the Tanf base, which is used by […]