Iran’s Ahmadinejad writes open letter to Trump…Read full details

Iran's ex-president Mahmud Ahmadinejad Iran’s ex-president Mahmud Ahmadinejad published Sunday an open letter to Donald Trump, welcoming his criticism of the US political system but taking issue with his visa ban and attitude to women. Many Iranians see the new US president as cut from the same cloth as Ahmadinejad, who shocked the establishment with… Read More Iran’s Ahmadinejad writes open letter to Trump…Read full details

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Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting…Read full details

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 06, 2014 shows Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin participating in a rally at Manezhnaya Square in Moscow, in support of anti-government activists detained in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012. Russia's Supreme Court on February 22, 2017 ruled that an opposition activist jailed for several peaceful protests… Read More Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting…Read full details

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer…Read full details

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month long silence on the daylight assassination of her advisor, calling his killing a "great loss" for the country's democracy struggle. Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month long silence on the daylight assassination of her advisor, calling his… Read More Myanmar’s Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer…Read full details

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No legal let up as French candidates face probes…Read full details

French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon is applauded during a public rally in Maisons-Alfort, near Paris, on February 24, 2017.<br />Patrick KOVARIK / AFP France’s presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen can expect no pause in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections in… Read More No legal let up as French candidates face probes…Read full details

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Iran’s Rouhani to run for second term…Read full details

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for re-election in May, the vice-president for parliamentary affairs said on Sunday, according to state news agency IRNA. “In recent weeks, Mr Rouhani has reached a conclusion to take part in the presidential elections,” Hosseinali Amiri told reporters.… Read More Iran’s Rouhani to run for second term…Read full details

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Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic Party…Read full details

Perez, a labor secretary under former president Barack Obama and the party's first Hispanic-American leader, immediately named the contest's runner-up, leftist lawmaker Keith Ellison, as the party's deputy chairman. Opposition Democrats on Saturday chose Tom Perez as their new leader, tapping an establishment figure to lead the fight against President Donald Trump and the Republican… Read More Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic Party…Read full details

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Trump to skip correspondents’ dinner as media row heats up…Read full details

US President Donald Trump meets with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on February 24, 2017.<br />NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP President Donald Trump ratcheted up his feud with the US media Saturday, announcing he will skip the annual correspondents’ dinner one day after a row erupted… Read More Trump to skip correspondents’ dinner as media row heats up…Read full details

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French legal probe ratchets up pressure on Fillon election bid…Read full details

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 06, 2017 shows French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon smiling as he adjusts microphones during a press conference focused on "fake job" allegations, at his campaign headquarters in Paris.<br />Martin BUREAU / AFP A French prosecutors’ decision to launch a full… Read More French legal probe ratchets up pressure on Fillon election bid…Read full details

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3 injured as man drives car into people in central German city

A man has injured three people by driving his car into a crowd at a square in the central German city of Heidelberg, as police reject speculations that the incident could be of terrorist nature. Police said on Saturday that officers managed to track down the suspect and shot him after he fled the scene… Read More 3 injured as man drives car into people in central German city

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