U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Baghdad today that President Barack Obama is gathering the information he’d need if he decides to order airstrikes to counter the advance of Sunni militants in Iraq.
Beyond the vast sun-drenched courtyard of Esfahan’s Imam Mosque and its intricate 17th- century tiled stalactites, an audience of four Belgians and a Polish woman listens patiently to a young Iranian cleric.
Iranian film star Leila Hatami apologized for kissing the cheek of the president of the Cannes Film Festival, after activists called for her flogging, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
(Corrects date of meeting in headline.) Iranian president to meet Chinese counterpart during 3-day visit to Shanghai starting May 20, Islamic Republic News Agency reports. * Rouhani will also address conference on interaction and confidence building, IRNA says, citing Parviz Esmaili, senior official at Iran presidential office