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Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Fast Facts

CNN —   Here’s a look at the life of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most influential Shiite cleric. Birth date: August 4, 1930 Birth place: Mashhad, Iran Birth name: Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani Father: Sayyid Mohammad Baqir, a religious scholar Mother: Name unavailable publicly Marriage: Information unavailable publicly Children: …

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Asif Ali Zardari Fast Facts

FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images Former Pakistani President and the co-chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari (2L) arrives for his bail appeal at Islamabad High Court on June 10, 2019. – The Islamabad High Court has rejected an application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails of PPP co-chairman Asif …

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Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Fast Facts

AFP/Getty Images Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to Iranian Air Force commanders in Tehran, 08 February 2007. Khamanei vowed today the Islamic republic would hit back at US interests worldwide if attacked, amid mounting tension with the West over its nuclear programme. (AFP/Getty Images) CNN —   Here …

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These international destinations are open to US tourists

Editor’s Note: CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on June 15. Entries on Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Switzerland were added on June 29. CNN —   US passport holders have more international …

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Tzipi Livni Fast Facts | CNN

CNN —   Here is a look at the life of Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel. Birth date: July 8, 1958 Birth place: Tel Aviv, Israel Birth name: Tziporah Malka Livni Father: Eitan Livni, businessman and politician Mother: Sarah (Rosenberg) Livni Marriage: Naftali Shpitzer (1984-present) Children: Omri and …

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Biden’s gamble with Putin in Geneva

CNN —   Joe Biden is giving Vladimir Putin a carrot. One theory about Russia’s post-Cold War resentment of the US is that the perceived American victor showed too little respect to the vanquished. As a result, a centerpiece of Putin’s long political project has been to restore Moscow’s prestige …

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Nuri al-Maliki Fast Facts | CNN

Ahmed Saad/AFP/Getty Images Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki gives a joint press conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (unseen) in Baghdad about the situation in Iraq and Syrian on January 13, 2014 during the latter’s two day visit to Iraq. CNN —   Here’s a look at the life …

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Shirin Ebadi Fast Facts | CNN

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images CNN —   Here is a look at the life of Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Birth date: June 21, 1947 Birth place: Hamadan, Iran Father: Muhammad Ali Ebadi, law professor and lawyer Mother: Minu Yamini Marriage: Javad Tavassolian (1975-divorce …

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Bashar al-Assad Fast Facts | CNN

CNN —   Here’s a look at the life of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Birth date: September 11, 1965 Birth place: Damascus, Syria Father: Hafez Assad, late Syrian President Mother: Anisa Makhlouf al-Assad Marriage: Asma (Akhras) al-Assad (2000-present) Children: Karim, 2004; Zein, 2003; Hafez, 2001 Education: University of Damascus, Medicine, …

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