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Iran's Rowhani: moderate pledged to engage with world

Hassan Rowhani, the bearded cleric who is leading the pack in Iran's presidential election, is a moderate who has pledged to engage more with world powers in hopes of easing crippling economic sanctions. Rowhani, who headed Iran's nuclear negotiating team in the early 2000s under reformist...

Iran votes for new president, Khamenei slams U.S. doubts

Millions of Iranians voted to choose a new president on Friday, urged by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to turn out in force to discredit suggestions by arch foe the United States that the election would be unfair. The country's 50 million eligible voters have a choice between six...

Turkish police battle protesters in Istanbul square

Turkish riot police using tear gas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday night as demonstrators defied Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's demand they clear the area and end 10 days of demonstrations. Police fired volleys of tear gas canisters...