Ramzi bin al Shibh, who military prosecutors say relayed money and messages to the 9/11 hijackers, asked his lawyers to send a message to his nephew in Yemen. The rest is history.
The council, made up of six clerics appointed by the Supreme Leader and six lawyers elected by parliament, approved the deal reached by Tehran, the US and five other world powers.
Samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to dry regions have been requested to replace seeds in a gene bank near the Syrian city of Aleppo that has been damaged by the war.
'If one discovers evidence of lakes, that's a very positive sign for life.'
Raul Castro
It will be his first known United States visit since shortly after the Castro brothers toppled a US-friendly dictator in 1959.
The 500 largest American companies would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in US tax if they repatriated the funds, according to a new study.
Rio canoeing
A UN-backed resolution calls for an Olympic Truce.
The conflict has already displaced one million Syrians so far in 2015, with intensified fighting in much of the country now in its fifth year of war.
More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups including the powerful Islamist faction Ahrar al-Sham have called on regional states to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria.
Israel's PM provoked a Holocaust controversy hours before a visit to Germany by saying that the Muslim elder in Jerusalem during the 1940s convinced Hitler to exterminate Jews.