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

UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian activists

[ad_1] BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday. The annual U.N. report on the human rights situation in Colombia found that violence is “intensifying” in some rural areas where state presence … Read more