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What would hardliner Raisi mean for Iran and the world?

TEHRAN: Ebrahim Raisi, the leading candidate for Iran’s hardliners in next month’s presidential election, has left many wondering whether the country’s fragile opening to the West could be under threat. The 56-year-old judge and cleric registered on Friday for the May 19 vote and his candidacy is being closely watched by foreign investors and diplomats… Read More »

Palestinian President Abbas says US embassy move would hurt peace

VATICAN CITY: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that if U.S. president-elect Donald Trump goes through with plans to transfer Washington’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem it will hurt the peace process. “We are waiting to see if it happens. If it does it will not help peace and we hope it does not… Read More »

What would 100 days of a Clinton White House look like?

WASHINGTON, DC: On January 20, 2017, Barack Obama’s successor will take the oath of office on the Capitol steps in Washington for a four-year term. As always, the first 100 days for any American president are paramount. Democrat Hillary Clinton has released a detailed policy platform, but a successful start for an eventual Clinton administration… Read More »

Strong AfD showing in Berlin vote would be seen as Nazi rebirth – mayor

BERLIN: A double-digit score for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) in a Berlin city vote on Sunday would be seen around the world as the rebirth of the Nazis, the mayor of the German capital has warned. The right-wing AfD has gained support as voters become increasingly uneasy with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee… Read More »