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London attack: Six killed in vehicle

Six people have been killed and at least 48 injured in a terror incident in London in which three male attackers were shot dead by police. A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday before three men got out and stabbed people in nearby …

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C.I.A. Names New Iran Chief in a Sign of Trump’s Hard Line

WASHINGTON — He is known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike, nicknames he earned as the Central Intelligence Agency officer who oversaw the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the American drone strike campaign that killed thousands of Islamist militants and hundreds of civilians. Now the official, Michael D’Andrea, …

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Tested on all fronts, Iran’s Rouhani may struggle on reforms

Growing strains with the United States and political infighting at home threaten Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s plans to expand social freedoms, create jobs and draw in foreign investment, officials and analysts say. Anti-Western hardliners defeated by Rouhani in the presidential election in May appear determined to take revenge by denying …

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World pledges to save ‘Mother Earth’ despite Trump’s snub to climate pact

China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called “our Mother Earth”, standing firmly against President Donald Trump’s decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate change pact. Others, including India, signaled their commitment to the accord, but Russian President …

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Philippine army ‘makes gains’ in Marawi Islamist battle

The Philippine military says it has made gains retaking Marawi city from Islamist militants amid clashes that have left about 100 people dead. According to the military, militants now control only small pockets within the southern Philippine city. But there are still reports of fighting on the ground and thousands …

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Somalia’s al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters. He was convicted of being in an adulterous relationship with a woman and impregnating her, despite having two …

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Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid ‘secret Russia line’ questions

Donald Trump has come out in support of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports the aide tried to set up a secret communication line with Moscow. In a statement given to the New York Times, Mr Trump praised the “great job” Mr Kushner is doing. But he did not directly …

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France’s Macron holding ‘tough’ talks with Putin near Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron is holding his first face-to-face talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin near Paris, amid tensions over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. They met at the ornate Grand Trianon Palace at Versailles. Mr Macron said he expected some tough words. It could be an awkward …

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Hassan Rouhani wins another term as president of Iran

Hassan Rouhani has won Iran’s 12th presidential election, receiving a popular mandate for another four years in presidential office. Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli appeared at a press briefing on Saturday to declare Rouhani the winner of the Friday election with 23,549,616 votes, or 57 percent of the total …

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Iranian nation seeks respectful interaction with world: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian nation has chosen the path of interaction with the rest of the world away from violence and extremism. The Iranian president made the remarks in a televised speech on Saturday following his landslide election victory and winning a second term in office through presidential polls …

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