In 2019, BJP tally may drop by 110 seats: Shiv Sena
Russian Federation summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats
Severe storms could bring hail and tornadoes through Monday
Russia expels 23 British diplomats as stand-off intensifies
Egypt: Khattab Gets 12 Votes in 2nd Round of Unesco Election
13 October 2017, 11:43 | Devin Moran
No results in third stage of voting to elect UNESCO director general
The six candidates who made it to the vote were Moushira Khattab (Egypt), Audrey Azoulay (France), Polad Bülbüloglu (Azerbaijan), Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria (Guatemala), Pham Sanh Chau (Vietnam), Qian Tang (China), and former Qatari Minister of Culture Hamad Abdul Aziz al-Kawari, who is now the cultural affairs adviser to the Emir of Qatar.
Egypt submitted an official note to UNESCO's outgoing chief, Irina Bokova, on Friday morning to request the verification of "violations that have been detected throughout the electoral process", foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.
French President Emmanuel Macron hailed her victory on Twitter, saying: "France will continue to fight for science, education and culture in the world". If votes are equal for both, the director general will be chosen through a ballot.
Azoulay will now face off against Qatar's Hamad Al-Kawari in a vote due to be held at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT).
France's Audrey Azoulay poled 31 votes at a run-off vote of the UNESCO executive board members against 25 for Egypt's Moushira Khattab.
They are divided between backers of oil-rich Qatar and its poorer rival Egypt, which is part of a Saudi-led coalition that has been blockading Qatar since June over its alleged support for radical Islamists and ties to Iran.
The agency's outgoing head, Bulgaria's Irina Bokova, told French radio that UNESCO's "universal mission was in jeopardy".
"Now more than ever UNESCO needs a project... which restores confidence and overcomes political divisions", the French foreign ministry said in a statement reacting to the United States pullout.
Qatar has generously funded UNESCO in recent years and lobbied intensively for the post, which would have helped bolster its worldwide status at a time when it faces isolation in the Gulf.
ALCS Preview: Houston Astros Vs. New York Yankees
Brandon Liebhaber: I know it's talked about a lot, but the way that pitching staffs are used now is staggering to me. Girardi's subtle message to the umpires aside, just how Judge responds could go a long way to deciding this series.
Stranger Things 2 Trailer is Here!
What more could you want? But it's all connected to this singular threat which is tied into this shape that Will sees in the sky. The folks at Netflix are kicking off the season two countdown with a new trailer that will be released on Friday the 13th.
Bank of America earnings boosted by higher interest rates
In other news, CEO Francisco Aristeguieta sold 40,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. On Thursday, Shares of Bank of America Corporation ( NYSE: BAC ) expressed a change of -1.47% and closed its trade at $25.45.
Google Pixel 2 Launcher now available to Download
The Google Home trick of playing things on Chromecast is now available on your phone, closing the gap just slightly. We're working with our carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time.