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Iran registers presidential candidates for early vote after Raisi’s death

Iran started on Thursday registration of candidates for an early election next month following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state TV. Once seen as a possible successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's ageing ultimate decision-maker, Raisi's sudden death has triggered a race among hardliners to influence the selection of Iran's next leader. After the five-day registration period, the Guardian Council, whi...

May 21, 2024 12:55 AM

India declares one day’s state mourning on Tuesday

A one-day state mourning will be observed across India on Tuesday (May 21) as a mark of respect for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash, the Union Home Ministry has announced. The Iranian Embassy in New Delhi has lowered its flag to half-mast following the tragic deaths of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the Foreign Minister, and other high-ranking officials in a helicopter crash. The Iranian president, the country's foreign minister and several other officials wer...

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