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First women elected to Saudi local councils

Women rest after casting their votes at a polling station during municipal elections, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 12, 2015. REUTERS/FAISAL AL NASSER Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the conservative Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first to allow female participation, a state-aligned news site reported on Sunday. The election was the first in ... Read More »

Iran’s possible next Supreme Leader being examined: Rafsanjani

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei departs after casting his ballot in the parliamentary election in Tehran March 2, 2012. REUTERS/CAREN FIROUZ An Iranian committee is examining potential candidates to be the next Supreme Leader, former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Sunday, breaking a taboo of talking publicly about succession in the Islamic Republic. Even after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ... Read More »

As Cruz rises in presidential polls, Trump calls him ‘maniac’

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) greets businessman Donald Trump onstage as they address a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington September 9, 2015. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had a new target on Sunday, calling fellow White House contender Ted Cruz “a little bit of a maniac” as the ... Read More »

Dozens die in strikes on Syrian school district, other areas

Intense air and missile strikes on a school district and other areas in insurgent-held Damascus suburbs killed dozens of people on Sunday, including children, a monitoring group and local rescue workers said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said unidentified war planes hit the town of Douma, 10 miles (15 km) northeast of the capital, and surface-to-surface missiles fired by ... Read More »

FBI wraps up search of California lake for shooting clues

An FBI diver searches the water at Seccombe Lake Park after a shooting earlier this month in San Bernardino, California December 11, 2015. REUTERS/JONATHAN ALCORN left 1 of 4 right image: left 2 of 4 right image: left 3 of 4 right image: left 4 of 4 right image: http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20151213&t=2&i=1102043916&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=644&pl=429&sq=&r=LYNXMPEBBC0C5 left 1 of 4 right FBI divers have wrapped up ... Read More »

Russia warns Turkey over Aegean warship incident

Russian destroyer Smetlivy leaves the harbour at the Crimean port of Sevastopol September 12, 2013. REUTERS/STRINGER Russia on Sunday warned Turkey to stop staging what it called provocations against its forces in or near Syria after one of its warships fired warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean to avoid a collision. The Russian Defence Ministry said one ... Read More »