The approval of Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, and Ebrahim Raisi, a political hardliner thought to have the backing of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sets up a showdown between rival political camps.
The incident came as French voters prepared go to the polls on Sunday in the most tightly-contested presidential election in decades.
Xi will complete his first five-year term during the 19th party congress to be held later this year and start his second five-year term.
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with “pro-Russian” forces in the West. In France’s upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
Haley’s brief speech fell short of introducing innovations to confront rights violations or prevent them in places such as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
An investigation has given hope to families in El Mozote seeking justice for their loved ones who were killed in the brutal civil war in in El Salvador.
With the last rebel fighters leaving the town of Damascus, the same is expected in Zabadani with the government gradually restoring services in these areas.
Moreno obtained 51.16% of valid votes with Lasso at 48.84% – 1,594 votes more for Moreno than in the original April 2 count.
Anies Baswedan won the race for Jakarta governor after a highly polarising campaign indicating the politics of religion is becoming a potent force.
Most of the victims were said to have been killed in their homes as soldiers went door to door looking for rival Kamuina Nsapu militia members.
The move is a bid to woo nationalist-leaning voters, echoing the US’s “America First” policy.
Two years after its birth as an independent state, South Sudan plunged into conflict as rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his then-vice president, Riek Machar, exploded into violence.
Corbyn is looking to harness the powerful anti-establishment mood revealed by the Brexit referendum, which has roots stretching back to the 2007-09 financial crisis.
Officials said it did not appear that the Iran-backed Houthis would come to the negotiating table under the current circumstances and there needed to be more military pressure on the group.
Nigeria’s topmost government servant, as well as the nation’s spy master, were suspended by President Buhari over alleged corruption charges.
A result of Trump’s crackdown on immigrants, Canada will see its highest number of asylum claims this year, with one-fifth being illegal crossings.
In March, a man scaled a fence east of the White House at night and was on the property’s grounds for 16 minutes before being detained.
The opposition to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline continues as farmers and landowners move to derail the project, reopened after Trump’s approval.
In a 2013 agreement brokered by Russia and the US, Syria had agreed to destroy its chemical weapons.
US vice president Mike Pence, on a tour of Asian allies, has said repeatedly that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over.
As a result of Trump’s immigration policies, the New York Historical Society is launching an initiative to help green-card holders become US citizens.
Even for a country that sees heavy rains, Colombia has seen multiple disasters in recent times, including the Mocoa tragedy and the 2015 landslide.
According to Trump’s administration, the existing deal had ignored all other threats that Iran posed and only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state.
Under the new reforms, applicants must be permanent residents for at least four years – three years longer than at present – and must be committed to embrace “Australian values”.
The Scottish parliament last month backed Sturgeon’s bid to hold a new referendum in 2018 or 2019, but May rejected the proposal.
With millions of French voters still undecided or planning to abstain, the vote is the most unpredictable in France in decades.
US military said that the strike group first had to complete a planned period of training with Australia but was now heading towards the western Pacific.
With details on Xi’s reform limited, foreign military analysts are still guessing at the impact it could have on the PLA’s fighting capabilities.
Trump’s wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.
Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says the US should resolve the North Korea nuclear crisis through negotiations and should reckon with the impact of its previous actions.
In conversation with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy on Islam, the hijab, human rights and sex.
By calling a national vote now, the UK prime minister can strengthen her own position at home and at the Brexit negotiating table.
At the same time, a broad campaign against UN peacekeeping is also being waged in the Security Council by ambassador Nikki Haley.
An intelligence officer has authored an unpublished 26-page report on the conduct of the drug war in the Philippines.
“These discoveries are positive news from Egypt’s tourism industry, which is something we all really need,” says Egypt’s chief of tourism department.
A UN official said that the camp occupants had been demanding for months to be moved to a third country, but no one would take them.
The 27 Brazil federal police unions behind the protest said the proposed pension reform Bill fails to reward the risk involved in police work.
Between November 2016 and March, Mexico’s refugee agency, COMAR, received 5,421 asylum applications, up from 2,148 over the same period in 2015 and 2016.
Turkish authorities are not cooperating with efforts to investigate claims of possible referendum election fraud, according to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Pence, who is on a tour of Asia Pacific countries to unite them against North Korea, said that no show of violence by the North would be condoned by the US.