Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

But he said Khamenei's "advice was not a ban". Ahmadinejad, 60, has also previously promised not to run again, largely due to the supreme leader's advice a year ago that it's not in the best interest of the country and would "polarize" the electoral atmosphere. Read More

Ugandan Activist Nyanzi Arrested, Charged With Cyber Harassment

Ugandan Activist Nyanzi Arrested, Charged With Cyber Harassment

Dr Nyanzi's arrest comes less than two months after she started criticizing Mrs Museveni, as education minister, for the government's failure to provide sanitary pads to all schoolgirls. Dr. Nyanzi's damning verbal assault on the Musevenis over their alleged dereliction of responsibilities towards the school-girls Includes referring to the General in a social media posting as "a pair of buttocks" and the First Lady as "empty-brained". Read More

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

Chinese President Xi Jinping (second from right) is joined by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang (right) for a bilateral meeting with President Donald Tru. But China's leaders are still trying to figure out Trump, and his quick decision to strike Syria may cause them to reconsider that assumption. Not long after dinner the US announced the missile barrage on an air base in Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack against civilians. Read More

South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest

The arrest warrant for Park, which was sought by prosecutors earlier this week, was issued by the court, following the Thursday hearing that had lasted for almost nine hours, the longest-ever in the country's history. The Constitutional Court ruled to dismiss Park over the allegations earlier in March, three months after Parliament impeached her. As for the conditions Park is kept in, officials believe her ex-president status could entitle her to a larger cell than the standard 6.56 square ... Read More

Najib turns to North Korea in shrinking border lines

The nine Malaysians who were barred from leaving North Korea arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early on Friday, where they were received by the foreign minister and large group of media who had waited overnight. However, he would not explicitly say that Kim Jong Un was the person who wrote in. "They could stop North Korea's economy in a week". It has denied any role in the Kim Jong Nam's killing and denounced the investigation as flawed and politically motivated. Read More

Trump explained US position on THAAD to Xi: South Korea

The comments come as the two leaders wrapped up a Florida summit, and signal a U-turn from his anti-China rhetoric on the campaign trail previous year. Xi invited Trump to visit China later this year. Ross declined to say whether the United States was ready to designate China a currency manipulator, however, referring to an upcoming report in which that issue would be addressed. Read More

Xi stops in Alaska on way back to China

Xi stops in Alaska on way back to China

The U.S. president has apparently accepted the invitation and would visit the Asian country later this year. Trump told Xi the USA would "chart our own course if this is something China is just unable to coordinate with us", Tillerson said. Read More

Egypt's Christians bury dead after IS church bombings

Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II (center) was reportedly inside Alexandria's St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral during Sunday's bombing there, but was not injured. Sisi announced the state of emergency nationwide for three months in a short televised address last night, following the blasts that targeted the minority Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar. Read More

Scandal and intrigue: Understanding France's presidential election

Both polls had Fillon lagging well behind in third place. He now trails third in the first round, according to polls, a position which would eliminate him from the race. "Nationalism is war. I know it". Marine Le Pen , French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, attends a political rally in Bordeaux, France, April 2, 2017. Read More

Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect

Police Chief Vidar Pedersen confirmed that the device, initially described as "bomb-like", was an explosive. The main suspect in that attack, a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, had shown an interest in jihadist groups like IS and had had his permanent residency application rejected, police said Sunday. Read More

Rocket hits Israel from Egypt's Sinai, army claims

Rocket hits Israel from Egypt's Sinai, army claims

In wake of Monday's rocket-launching, Israeli authorities closed the Taba Crossing into Sinai, urging all citizens to return home. Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Islamic terrorists launched rockets Monday morning, on the eve of Passover, from the Sinai towards southern Israeli communities in the Eshkol Region. Read More

Haley: Attack on Syria 'one of the president's finest hours'

Haley: Attack on Syria 'one of the president's finest hours'

But the launching of some 59 sea-based Tomahawk cruise missiles against the Syrian Air Force's base of Shayrat sends a strong message not only to Syria but to several other states and groups with a stake in the outcome of that country's brutal civil war. Read More

Malala Yousafzai appointed UN messenger of peace

Malala Yousafzai appointed UN messenger of peace

During a designation ceremony, UN Secretary-General António Guterres selected and honoured Yousafzai as the organisation's Messenger of Peace. In her "second life", she is keeping up her fight for education - especially for girls. FILE - Malala Yousafzai holds flowers after speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as victor of The Nobel Peace Prize. Read More

Leahy, Welch, react to airstrikes launch in Syria

Leahy, Welch, react to airstrikes launch in Syria

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said in an interview Friday morning. His regime's use of chemical weapons against the men, women and children of his country, in violation of all worldwide conventions and moral standards, makes him a war criminal. Read More

Pak condemns terrorist attack on Church in Egypt

Christians represent about 10 percent of Egypt's population and have been increasingly the target of radical Muslims. Tanta is roughly 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of Cairo . The group later released a video threatening Egypt's Christians with more attacks. Two Coptic Christian churches were bombed on Palm Sunday in Egypt, killing at least 40 people and injuring more than 100, according to Egyptian authorities. Read More

Trump spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman

Tillerson says the Islamic State group is a threat not just to the US but to stability in the region. The Local Coordination Committees, another monitoring group, said the airstrike was carried out by Russian warplane. He said that for that "this oppressive Assad needs to go". The Sound and Picture activist group that tracks atrocities by IS said the airstrike hit an internet cafe. Read More

At least 1 dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

At least 1 dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

The gym's general manager, Janine Ackerman, 35, and trainer Mario Hortis, were two people wounded in the shooting. There was panic in the gym when shots were fired, a witness told NBC-10 . "This is not an active shooter", Denham said by telephone. 33-year old Bodybuilding enthusiast Abeku Wilson previously worked for Equinox Fitness Club and is expected to be the shooter. Read More

Tillerson, Russia's foreign minister discuss Syria strike

Mr Johnson spoke with USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who is still due to visit Russian Federation, before making his decision. In 2013, the Syrian government agreed to surrender its chemical weapons under the supervision of the Russian Federation government. Read More

Jessica Runions: Remains identified as missing Missouri woman

Jessica Runions: Remains identified as missing Missouri woman

Almost 100 investigators were expected to search the area where the remains were discovered Thursday, officials said. One set of remains has been positively identified as Jessica Runions, 21, missing since September 2016. Authorities in Missouri may have a break in a pair of cases involving missing women including a teenager who disappeared a decade ago. Both Kara's and Jessica's families were notified about the discoveries. Read More

South Africa's new finance minister vows 'radical' change

South Africa's new finance minister vows 'radical' change

But they will need a significant portion of ANC politicians to turn their back on the President. "The briefing by the president left a distinct impression that the ANC is no longer the center and thus depriving the leadership collective of its responsibly to advise politically on executive matters". Read More