In surprise move, Iran’s Ahmadinejad to run for president

Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday unexpectedly filed to run in the country’s May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race. Ahmadinejad’s decision will upend an election many believed would be won by moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers. Though Rouhani has yet to formally […]

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Russian subway bombing reveals terror vulnerability

The St. Petersburg subway bombing demonstrated the terror risks facing subway stations because of their open access and large crowds, but experts said Monday that Russian transportation security has been less stringent than in the U.S. A bomb with about 2.2 pounds of explosives detonated in a subway car at the Tekhnologichesky Institut station, killing 11 people and injuring dozens, according […]

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Human Right Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel’s stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page report, Human Rights Watch accused Israel of “systematically” preventing its researchers from visiting Gaza since 2008, only granting them one exceptional permit […]

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Gibraltar’s leader furious over EU Brexit proposal

Gibraltar’s leader Fabian Picardo on Friday hit out at an EU proposal to give Spain a say in the future of the British overseas territory post-Brexit, branding it “unnecessary” and “discriminatory.” In guidelines unveiling the EU’s position in upcoming negotiations for Britain to exit the bloc, a clause stipulates that Spain must have a say over whether any post-Brexit deal […]

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