As helicopter gunships buzzed overhead, a jubilant crowd of 15,000 worshipers greeted the pontiff in a stadium.
Heavy security was in place for the papal visit three weeks after Palm Sunday church attacks that killed dozens of people.
The race had been seen as an easy win for President Hassan Rouhani, but a strong conservative contender could upend it.
Islamic State affiliate’s recent attacks raise questions about Egypt's ability to protect the pontiff.
It is the strongest evidence yet linking his regime to the attack that killed dozens and prompted a U.S. missile strike.
The U.S. criticized the strikes, which killed 20 fighters who were part of a Washington-backed effort against the Islamic State.
Mattis’s visit comes after a devastating Taliban surprise attack killed nearly 200 government troops.
Israel’s government has approved plans for a new settlement as compensation for a West Bank outpost it demolished two months ago.
The attack on the 209th Corps base in Afghanistan’s Balkh province included a suicide bombing and an hours-long gun battle, officials said.
Two million Gazans swelter amid warnings of an even greater crisis as the weather gets warmer.
Palestinians say the protest by more than 1,000 inmates is to improve prison conditions, but Israelis say it is really about Palestinian politics.
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says lab results are ‘incontrovertible.’
The main opposition party demands annulment of the results of Sunday’s vote.
Turkish opposition parties cried foul and vowed to contest the close vote.
The acquittal comes about two weeks after Trump met with Egyptian President Sissi.