Hasan Rowhani is Iran's new president. Rowhani was the only moderate running against six conservatives. He has promised to ease tensions with the West.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would not talk with the United States. In comments directed at President Rouhani, he said Iran's economic troubles were not only the result of sanctions, but also economic mismanagement.
By trading provocations with Donald Trump, Rouhani shows no trace of the promises he made to the Iranian people in 2013. Instead, he appears to be drifting toward high-placed radical voices, says Jamshid Barzegar.
US President Donald Trump is applying his usual game of intimidation and concession in his dealings with Tehran. But unlike with North Korea, this approach will not bear fruit, writes Matthias von Hein.
The president of the Comoro Islands, Azali Assoumani, has won a mandate to simplify the political system in the Indian Ocean archipelago — and expand his own powers.
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