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Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Iran's former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the surprise move on Wednesday of registering for next month's presidential election.

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani dies at 82

Former Iranian president Rafsanjani dies at 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported.

High-flying Lekhwiya take on struggling Al Sailiya today

High-flying Lekhwiya take on struggling Al Sailiya today

In other matches, Muaither will face Umm Salal, while two struggling sides face off when Al Wakrah host Al Arabi

Suicide blast at Afghan mosque kills 27 people

Suicide blast at Afghan mosque kills 27 people

A massive suicide blast killed at least 27 people and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered at a Kabul mosque yesterday, officials said, the latest sectarian attack to rock the Afghan capital.

Commercial Bank debit card holders win back holiday expenses

Commercial Bank debit card holders win back holiday expenses

Commercial Bank has announced the winners of its summer campaign, which rewards customers for using their debit cards when travelling overseas.

UN envoy hopes to announce Yemen ceasefire deal soon

UN envoy hopes to announce Yemen ceasefire deal soon

The United Nations' envoy for Yemen said on Friday after meeting with Houthi forces in Oman that he hoped to announce a ceasefire in the conflict in the next few days.

Clarke in talks with Sixers over Big Bash spot

Clarke in talks with Sixers over Big Bash spot

The Sydney Sixers yesterday said they have spoken to Michael Clarke (pictured) about his comeback plans as the former Australia skipper weighs up a tilt at Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League.

Philippines’ raucous election season begins this week

Philippines’ raucous election season begins this week

The Philippines’ raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and celebrity star-power to dominate.

Italian minister likens surrogate parents to sex criminals

Italian minister likens surrogate parents to sex criminals

Surrogate parents should be treated as sex offenders and sent to prison, Italy’s interior minister said yesterday, escalating his opposition to plans to give gay and unmarried heterosexual couples legal recognition.

CM urges Delhiites to accept car ban plan

CM urges Delhiites to accept car ban plan

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday called on residents of the capital to co-operate with his ambitious plans to clean up ...

Russia raids in Syria ‘may amount to war crimes’

Russia raids in Syria ‘may amount to war crimes’

Amnesty says Russian bombing has violated humanitarian law

Saudis seen rejecting calls for Opec cuts as rivals pump more

Saudis seen rejecting calls for Opec cuts as rivals pump more

Saudi Arabia is seen rejecting calls from fellow Opec members to cut output when the group meets this week end as the group’s kingpin argues it cannot deal alone ...