Spain’s African enclave struggles to handle migrant influx

More than 8,000 people crossed into Spanish territory during the previous two days. AP Photo CEUTA: Spain‘s north African enclave of Ceuta awoke to a humanitarian crisis on Wednesday after thousands of migrants who crossed over from Morocco spent the night sleeping where they could find shelter. Exhausted by either scaling a double-wide border fence … Read more

Ex-Iran parliament speaker registers to run for president

Former Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani shows his identification document while registering his name as a candidate for the June 18 presidential elections TEHRAN: A former speaker of Iran’s parliament registered Saturday to run in the Islamic Republic’s upcoming presidential election, becoming the first high-profile candidate to potentially back the policies of the outgoing administration … Read more

Ebrahim Raisi: Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run

Ebrahim Raisi, head of Iran’s judiciary shows his identification document while registering his name as a candidate for the June 18 presidential elections DUBAI: The hard-line cleric in charge of Iran’s judiciary who also took part in a panel involved in the mass execution of thousands of prisoners in 1988 registered Saturday to run against … Read more