Khatami was Iran's fifth president, serving between 1997 and 2005, bringing a brief boost for reformists who wanted the republic to ease its conservative social rules and strict authoritarian system of government. Under the Iranian system, candidates need an absolute majority of votes to win. At a campaign appearance in the northwestern city of Zanjan yesterday, Rouhani also upbraided the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran's elite and most powerful military and security force, ...
The moderate Rouhani was elected president for a second term on May 19, some 57 percent of the voters backing him with over 23 million votes. While the president was able to mend Tehran's relationship with the European Union - and reach a nuclear agreement that opened the Iranian economy to more Western investment - unemployment climbed from 10 to 12.7 percent over his first term .
This week Indonesian police have detained more than 140 men after raiding a Gay Nightclub, but the authorities described it as a gay prostitution ring being run out of an entertainment venue in the north of the capital, Jakarta, a police spokesman said on Monday.
DPRK's top leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-fire of a ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic missile "Pukguksong-2" OB Sunday, Xinhua reported. "It is important to coordinate with not only South Korea and the United States but also with China and Russian Federation", he insisted. A spokesman for Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters that South Korean and United States intelligence authorities "assess that North Korea secured meaningful data in advancing ...
It is also tactically smart given Trump's goal of restarting peace talks, since going to Israel on his first foray overseas will make Israelis feel as if Trump has their back before he starts to ask for concessions, and it will also put subtle pressure on Prime Minister Netanyahu that makes it harder for him to say no to Trump's demands as easily as he did to Obama.
In the Lincoln Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Lancaster and Seward counties, the unemployment rate in April fell to 2.5 percent, down from 2.6 percent in March and 2.8 percent in April 2016. In seasonally adjusted terms, a total of 37,400 workers were added to payrolls last month, following a gain of 60,000 in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said in a report on Thursday.
A White House official blamed Trump's fatigue for the switch. In June 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump demanded Clinton return all donations from Saudi Arabia because the kingdom wants to "kill gays" and "wants women as slaves". Mr 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.
The Kremlin said Putin sent a telegram confirming "his readiness to continue active joint work.in line with maintaining stability and security in the Middle East and the world as a whole". Many wore ribbons of Rouhani's color purple as well as green in support of the opposition leaders under house arrest. "Though he'll remain a centrist, Rouhani will be more aggressive in pursuing reforms", he predicted, though he cautioned that the path would not be easy.
Richard Burr of North Carolina told reporters that Flynn's lawyer has informed the panel he will not abide by a subpoena for private documents. An earlier report said that Flynn's lawyers said that he planned to ignore a Senate panel's subpoena.
India on its part has already boycotted the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) held from May 14-15. I had the privilege of meeting with President Xi Jinping , Premier Li Keqiang, and other world leaders and senior officials. Hua, while responding to Baglay's remarks, said, "I think our ideas and actions are there for all to see. Our ideas and actions are clear to all, and you can see that from the response from the worldwide community".
Pakistan, which announced the sentence on Jadhav on April 10, claims its security forces arrested him from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 a year ago after he reportedly entered from Iran. The verdict a matter of great relief for people of the country, he said. Modi expressed satisfaction over the ICJ's order to Pakistan against executing the former navy officer pending final decision.
Brazil has written a new page of corruption. Brazil's political crisis deepened sharply on Thursday with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the presi. According to testimony released by the Supreme Court, executives at JBS said that Temer received about $US4.6 million in illegal campaign contributions in 2014, when he ran for vice-president on Rousseff's ticket, and pocketed some of the money for himself.
Pekka Rinne made 32 saves in the Finnish goalie's latest dominant playoff performance in Anaheim , where the Predators have won five of their last seven playoff games over two seasons. "He was great last night", Josi said. "With regard to our players' heads, they've been in the right place, I think, through the entire playoffs, and they remain in the right place".
Comey last Friday agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Spicer offered a new explanation for that firing, saying that Trump had been trying to improve relations with Russia-and Comey got in the way. "There already was too much that's been leaked from those meetings", he said. Leaders of the House oversight committee, Republican Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Elijah Cummings, said they would seek to subpoena any notes of meetings between Comey and Trump.
The visit is the second of three stops on the President's schedule aimed at highlighting the importance of the world's three largest monotheistic religions. Israel will soon mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, a conflict in which it captured the Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Palestinian villages around it from Jordan, laying the foundations of a long-simmering dispute.
In addition to "standing up" for those who feel targeted by Pence's policies , Miranda said he hopes the walkout will "spread an even larger message to the Notre Dame community: Why are we ok with this?" As a gay man, this directly impacted me.
It also upheld India's right to consular access even though it did not directly order Islamabad to grant India access to Jadhav. Pakistan's military court sentenced Jadhav to death last month on charges of espionage and terrorism. Meanwhile, with its legal team under attack for losing out in the ICJ, Pakistan has decided it will put up its Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali to plead its case at the United Nations court against Jadhav instead of the Britain-based lawyer Khawar Qureshi whose ...
It may not be over - Marianne Ny, the director of public prosecution in Sweden, has reserved the right to reopen the investigation against Assange. Scotland Yard said it was obliged to execute a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates' Court for Assange's arrest following his failure to surrender to the court in June 2012, should he leave the embassy.
Missile tests such as Sunday's present a hard challenge to Moon, a liberal who took over as South Korea's president on May 10 and has expressed a desire to reach out to the North. Another ballistic missile has been fired from the east coast of North Korea. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the rocket flew eastward about 500 kilometers (310 miles).
A Washington Post report , citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election.
They had ended on 12-under-par 268 in regulation. Billy Horschel was second at 7 under after three consecutive birdies to finish a 65. 2 - Jason Day, normally so solid when holing out, missed a four-foot putt to keep the playoff going. Alvaro Quiros shot a 70 on Saturday to open up a 5-stroke lead at the Rocco Forte Open in Verdura, Italy. Cameron Tringale and Sergio Garcia also finished with birdies on Nos.
The State Department also said that acting Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon spoke with Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic about the fighting that left at least nine injured, including a DC police officer. It was unclear if they were members of Mr Erdogan's security or protesters. The clash happened Tuesday in Washington , D.C., near the home of Turkey's ambassador.
Defending these costs, the Lib Dem manifesto said Conservatives had "failed to take advantage of historically low interest rates to borrow for the investment that would create jobs now and prepare us and our economy for the future". This time, however, Mr Farron is ruling that option out. "We want to give all our children a brighter future in a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy", Farron said.
As a result of the actions, all US assets of the targeted individuals are frozen and USA citizens are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. Security forces fire tear gas at anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela , Thursday, May 18, 2017. Anti-Semitic rhetoric was often employed by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez , Maduro's political godfather, to deflect criticism from the country's deep financial crisis and charges of corruption.
He said last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he was considering leaving office early. Chaffetz is now less than six months into his fifth term representing Utah's Third Congressional District, and has served as the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee since January 2015.
The Opposition parties will leave no stone unturned to garner support for Presidential election, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said. He served as the Prime Minister from October 31, 1984, to December 2, 1989. According to a senior member of the state cabinet, there has been "remarkable" improvement in the relationship since November past year, when the two parties found a common ground to protest demonetisation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu tried his utmost to derail the visit, the first by Abbas since 2014. He has set aside 15 minutes for the visit, unlike previous presidents who spent an hour or more at the site. He arrives in Israel on Monday after stopping first in Riyadh, while his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt landed in Israel on Thursday to prepare for the president's visit.
Intense competition has continued to hit premium carriers despite an expansion of global air travel in the region, as mainland Chinese airlines aggressively scale up long-haul routes. Cathay shares rose more than 3 percent in early trade but pared gains to sit 1.6 percent higher in the afternoon. "Job cuts is obviously the most effective measure in the short term but Cathay's problem is not coming from within, it's growing competition from outside from full-service peers in the ...
Accompanied by his wife and party MLA Nayana Bandyopadhyay and a doctor from Bhubaneswar , the TMC parliamentary party leader was wheeled out of the airport in the presence of his family members and the party supporters. In the chargesheet, the CBI indicted Bandopadhyay, Pal and a Rose Valley subsidiary under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC, Sections 4 and 6 of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act, and ...
The Trump administration said Wednesday it will continue granting nuclear sanctions relief to Iran, keeping the Obama-era nuclear deal intact for now. Jones said the Treasury Department is imposing new sanctions on Iranian defense officials, an Iranian entity, and a China-based network that supplied missile-applicable items to a key Iranian defense entity.
On Tuesday, body guards working for Turkey's authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, clashed with Kurdish and Armenian protesters outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday he wanted Brett McGurk, the US special envoy to the coalition against Islamic State, removed from his post, saying he supported Kurdish militants.
Mending Europe's frayed unity is such a high priority for new French President Emmanuel Macron that he's visiting neighboring Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel on his first day in office. Leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon said that Philippe's appointment as premier showed the right had been "annexed" by the tentacular Macron. Berlin hopes to gain new momentum and support from Paris for reforms of the European Union in general, but particularly for the Eurozone .
Responding to press questions at the White House Thursday afternoon, President Trump denounced the ongoing congressional and FBI investigations into possible collusion between his presidential campaign and the Russian government, calling the entire media-fueled furor over alleged Russian intervention in the United States elections a "witch-hunt".
Constable Syed Naveed Mushtaq, posted at a godown of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in Chandpora area, fled and took along with him his own INSAS rifle as also of three other policemen deployed there, a police official said. Police suspect the absconding constable might have joined militant ranks. A policeman, Naseer Ahmad Pandit of Kareemabad village of Pulwama district, who was posted as a security guard at the residence of State Minister Altaf Bukhari in Srinagar deserted with two ...
Tax saving will be relatively higher in automobiles sector, specifically sports utility vehicles (SUVs), as the tax incidence will reduce from current effective tax rate of over 50 per cent to 43 per cent (28 per cent GST plus 15 per cent cess), it said.