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Sponsor of Terror, Iran, Hit with Two Terrorist Attacks

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The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks on Wednesday, the group's news agency AMAQ said. Mizan Online, an Iranian state-run news website, said 12 people were killed and 42 injured in the two attacks. The semi-official ISNA news agency said all entrances and exit gates at parliament were closed and that lawmakers and reporters were ordered to remain in place inside the chamber during the siege. Read More »

Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead

There, four attackers, including a suicide bomber, killed a se. The IS group's Aamaq news agency released a 24-second video purportedly shot inside the parliament building during the siege. The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks on Wednesday, the group's news agency AMAQ said. The broadcaster previously reported that one of the wounded included a security guard. Read More »

UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

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Qatar's ambassador to the United States on Monday shut down reports that his nation supports Islamist extremist groups. "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end of the horror of terrorism!" The US President also said that it was "so good to see" that his trip to Riyadh is "already paying off". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to disclose on retaliatory nuclear strike

Accused by one questioner of calling the election to advance her own political interests, Ms May said she "had the balls" to call an election because of Brexit. In awkward scenes, Mrs May listened as a partially sighted voter who had waited 18 months for counselling became emotional as she recounted a bad experience with the Work Capability Assessment. Read More »

UK police name third attacker as new search gets underway

Italian news reports said authorities sequestered Zaghba's cell phone and passport when he was stopped at the airport, but that he successfully got them back after a court determined there wasn't enough evidence to accuse him of any terrorism-related crime. Read More »

Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

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Ravaging the whole country, ten gunmen opened fire against a bus transporting Coptic Christians in Minya, southern Egypt , killing 29 and wounding dozens. He also addressed U.S. president Donald Trump in his speech, asserting his "confidence in Trump's ability to fight terrorism", to which Trump responded by stating that "America stands with Al-Sisi and the Egyptian people as we fight to defeat this common enemy". Read More »

'I was frozen', Bill Cosby accuser tells sex assault trial

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She also passed out. A staggering 53 of those calls came from Constand, not Cosby, McMonagle said. "I wanted it to stop", she said, adding that after the incident she "felt really humiliated and I felt really confused". Allyn reports that the woman was subjected to a tough cross-examination by Cosby's attorney, who attempted to show that her memory was incorrect. Miller, who represented William Morris in that case, said that he and an attorney for Johnson decided at the time not to prepare ... Read More »

Trump slams London Mayor Khan in renewed attack over

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Ever since Mr Trump came into power, both Mr Khan and him have had a bitter relationship as the United States president and his family has never left a chance to put Mr Khan on the spot, often taking his quotes out of context; all this only because he is Muslim. Read More »

London police arrest another attack suspect

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In a statement distributed by London's Metropolitan Police, Kirsty's family said, "Kirsty was loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend". The disclosure means that perpetrators in all three of the terrorist outrages to hit Britain this year had at some point appeared on the radar of authorities. Read More »

Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case

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And yet, over the last 48 hours, a slew of Trump surrogates - not to mention Trump himself - have tried to argue that the only way to understand Trump's social media presence is to hold both of those ideas in your head at the same time . As the courts consider the constitutionality of Trump's executive order banning entry to the USA from six Muslim-majority countries, the president's remarks from the campaign and his tweets are likely to be a factor. Read More »

Isolating Qatar will not solve crisis, Turkey´s Erdogan says

Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, says the US continues to be grateful to the Qataris for their longstanding support of the American presence and enduring commitment to regional security. Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi's comments in an interview with The Associated Press came as Emirati officials also announced those offering support to Qatar online could face years in prison and fines for offering sympathy to the country, suggesting the crisis will only intensify. Read More »

Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

Sinha, who is the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, said at this stage, the government is working with airlines on what are the best routes given the situation in the Middle East and also "what (can be) the emergency landing airports (in the region)". Read More »

'Patriotically-Minded' Russian Hackers May Have Meddled in US Election, Putin Says

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He had earlier said that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton can not be argued with because she is "weak" and a woman. The first two hour-long episodes of the Showtime special that airs 12-15 June, which were made available to Bloomberg before their release, offered little that's new about the former KGB agent who's ruled Russian Federation for more than 17 years. Read More »

Presidential election on July 17

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The Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday announced the date for Presidential election. The President of India is elected by an Electoral College comprising elected members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and state legislative assemblies. Read More »

United Arab Emirates bans expressions of sympathy towards Qatar

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In fact, US officials were blindsided by Saudi Arabia's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar in a coordinated move with Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), current and former officials in Washington told Reuters . He added that there was an "understanding" that Qatar would "take measures in relation to supporting some organizations and. some individuals", but that Qatar didn't live up to its commitments. Read More »

Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

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It described the shrine attackers as "terrorists" and said one carried out a suicide bombing, without providing further details. The Iranian Intelligence Ministry says it foiled a third attack and is asking people to avoid public transportation, state broadcaster IRIB reports. Read More »

Comey to be pressed on whether Trump interfered with Russian Federation probe

As FBI director, Comey was leading the agency's probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election and into whether Trump campaign aides illegally colluded with Russia before Trump fired Comey last month. Those waiting for shocking new revelations from James Comey in his congressional testimony next week are likely to be disappointed. "You don't do that, I think, by invoking executive privilege on a conversation you had apparently with nobody else in the room", the ... Read More »

Iran's Parliament, Ayatollah Khomeini's Mausoleum Reportedly Attacked by Gunmen

The attacks began when assailants armed with Kalashnikov rifles stormed the parliament building, starting a three-hour siege during which one of the attackers blew himself up inside while a session was in progress. Iran has been singled out as a target by jihadists, including the Islamic State group, but has largely escaped attacks within its urban centres. The Sunni extremist group is at war with Iranian-backed groups in Syria and Iran and views Iran's Shiite majority as apostates deserving ... Read More »

Trump urges Gulf unity after supporting Saudi over Qatar row

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Qatar is home to the biggest USA military air base in the Middle East and Washington officials say operations have not yet been affected, but this could change if the diplomatic row between Qatar and the U.S. The channels of Doha-based satellite network Al-Jazeera have also been blocked. Saudi Arabia's central bank advised banks in the kingdom not to trade with Qatari banks in Qatari riyals, banking sources said. Read More »

USA states form Climate Alliance, vow to uphold Paris Agreement

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The historic 2015 climate deal, which includes almost every country in the world , set goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions in order to help curb the rise of global temperatures. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. Mike Collins and his guests discuss those issues and more. Getting almost 200 countries to sign an unbinding agreement on the need to address climate change was an extraordinary accomplishment, one that actually resonated ... Read More »

Nigeria's coach predicts tough match against South Africa

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The last outing between both teams was a friendly match at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit two years ago, which ended 1-1. "It is still in our hearts, we have not forgotten it", the Trabzonspor midfielder said. He, however, said that he was expecting four more players to report to camp Tuesday afternoon. "We denied them a place to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and they will be out for revenge and that might work exactly to our advantage". Read More »

Letter to the editor: Paris Accord should be improved upon

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According to U.S. Department of Energy estimates, fossil-fuel power plants employ some 180,000 workers nationally, compared with 375,000 jobs in solar. We're supposed to get rid of ours. Since Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the global accord on June 01, over 200 mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities , 13 governors have formed the bipartisan U.S. Read More »

Saudi minister says Qatar must end support for Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

Qatar's neighbours have long accused the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch - all of which Qatar denies. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani "received a call from the emir of Kuwait asking him to postpone it in order to give time to solve the crisis", Sheikh Mohammed said. Read More »

Rift in the Gulf

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He says Qatar will need to close or limit its Al-Jazeera news network and stop funding extremists groups to end the crisis. Qatar "believes such differences between sister countries must be resolved through dialogue". Qatar's leader, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, spoke by telephone overnight with his counterpart in Kuwait and, in order to allow Kuwait to mediate, made a decision to put off a planned speech to the nation, the Minister said. Read More »

Boris Johnson admits armed police numbers were slashed

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President and Mayor were "at war with each other". "That's not to say that Prime Minister May was wrong to go and see President Trump , it's not wrong". London Mayor Sadiq Khan hit back at US President Donald Trump on Monday. His spokesperson earlier said he "has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context " the mayor's remarks. Read More »

United Kingdom counterterror officials: London ringleader unsafe extremist

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The authorities say they have foiled 18 plots since Rigby's killing, including five since the Westminster Bridge attack in March.Raffaello Pantucci, Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute think-tank, said it was not clear whether intelligence agencies would be able to develop a system which could cope with such low-tech plots."You can do all the sort of calculations you want. Read More »

Trump calls King Salman on Qatar crisis, asks for Gulf unity

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A top Emirati diplomat has told The Associated Press that the United Arab Emirates was not behind the alleged hack that targeted the state-run Qatar News Agency. He told the BBC that Qatar was well prepared to withstand a "blockade", but also complained that the people of Qatar were the victims of "collective punishment" by other countries. Read More »

Deadly attacks turn UK election into a vote on security

The General Election manifestos of the three main political parties - the Conservatives , Labour Party and Liberal Democrats - all contain a number of measures that will directly impact the money in our pockets. The Tories finished roughly seven points ahead of Labour at the 2015 general election, so a similar lead this time could translate into a similar result - a very small Tory majority. Read More »

Russia denies reports of hacking Qatar's state news agency

He added: "I hope that this is a signal also to Qatar that the period of duplicity, of doing something publicly and doing something else privately, are over". Al-Masri's strongly worded criticism of regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia was unusual for Hamas. Speaking to the AP from a Foreign Ministry office in Dubai, Gargash listed a number of terror groups he alleged Qatar had funded, including al-Qaida's branches in Syria and Somalia, militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and other group's with ... Read More »

Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress

Trump is expected to speak from the Rose Garden on Monday about reorganizing the nation's air traffic control system. The proposal says a board made up of airline, union and airport officials would oversee the non-profit entity. "The defeat leaves the second most-populous USA state unable to tap into the partnerships to finance the infrastructure improvements, even as Trump is proposing to expand their use", Bloomberg noted . Read More »