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Most Americans Don't Think Trump's 'Travel Ban' Is Anti-Muslim

Trump tweeted Monday that the US needs a "travel ban" in order to protect Americans from "certain risky countries". The husband of senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is taking to Twitter to criticize President Donald Trump's tweets about the administration's travel ban that has been blocked by federal courts and is now in front of the Supreme Court . Read More »

Iran calls Trump's reaction to ISIS attacks 'repugnant'

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The ministry did not identify the men's home towns or say how they were able to evade authorities. A woman suspected to be involved in the attack was arrested Wednesday. President Trump had said he was praying for the victims, but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". Read More »

No immediate impact on Japan security from North Korea missiles: government

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South Korean military spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said the launch was meant to show off Pyongyang's widening arrange of missiles and also its "precision strike capabilities" on ships in response to the joint drills. This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Read More »

Attacker blows himself up in front Iran parliament

Trump condemned the twin attacks in Tehran on Wednesday which were claimed by the Islamic State terror group, but stressed that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote", Efe news reported. Iran's Revolutionary Guards claimed the attack was linked to the meeting between Saudi Arabian leaders - who they regard as enemies - and Donald Trump . Read More »

Al Shabaab kills 20 soldiers in Somalia's Puntland, officer says

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Heavily armed al-Shabab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials said Thursday. Somalia's president has urged that the United Nations arms embargo on his country be lifted soon, saying the military needs more than AK-47s to combat al-Shabab and the Islamic State-linked fighters. Read More »

Brazil's president faces key court session in campaign case

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The Supreme Court has ordered an investigation against Temer and Rocha Loures for corruption, criminal organization and obstruction of justice, triggering the worst political crisis. Alves and Cunha are both also targets in an investigation into a corruption scheme at Brazil's largest mortgage lender, Caixa Economica Federal. A police source told Reuters that Henrique Eduardo Alves, a former tourism minister, was among those targeted by the arrest warrants. Read More »

UAE condemns terror attacks in Iran

One of the attackers later blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress, according to a statement carried by Iran's state TV. "The entire region has become insecure and we condemn the blind act", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to Turkey, said as quoted by the Tasnim news agency. Read More »

Hamas 'shocked' by Saudi comments on Qatar

On Monday, however, Riyadh separately announced that Doha is no longer welcome in the alliance. He reportedly also said that there were tensions with the U.S. The country's Foreign Ministry stated Qatar's firm stance against violence and its rejection of criminal acts, expressing condolences to the government and people of Iran and to the families of the victims. Read More »

Fired FBI director Comey's testimony puts spotlight on Trump

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But the ex-FBI director also will validate Mr Trump's assertion that he was not personally a target of the federal counterintelligence investigation into possible campaign collusion with Russian Federation. "Regardless, it was very concerning, given the FBI's role as an independent investigative agency", said the former director. Mr Comey said he told the president that the investigation was going as quickly as a possible. Read More »

Iran says 5 Tehran Attackers had Fought for Islamic State

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It said they returned to Iran in August under the command of an Islamic State leader and escaped when authorities initially broke up their extremist cell. The ISIS group often claims attacks around the world, even when links to the group can not be confirmed and appear dubious. As Tehran picks up the pieces from the attack in Parliament and on the Khomeini mausoleum, it would do well to understand the pain that terror causes, as well as the misery and heartache that it inflicts upon the ... Read More »

British govt, London mayor clash over Trump UK state visit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May defended Khan on Monday. President Donald Trump initially criticized Khan hours after the London Bridge attack and asserted that the mayor was downplaying the severity of the attack and its ramifications in the grand scheme of the battle against ISIS. Read More »

US Investigators Believe Russian Hackers Contributed To Arab Rift With Qatar

Even as Trump applauded the Arab countries' move, the Pentagon on Tuesday renewed praise of Qatar for hosting United States forces and its "enduring commitment to regional security". Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base. He says that "all reference was pointing to Qatar". Turkey set up a military base in Qatar, its first such installation in the Middle East , as part of an agreement signed in 2014. Read More »

Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

On the call, he reiterated "the importance of maintaining a united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism", the White House said in a statement. Read More »

Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

Meanwhile Qatar's USA ambassador, Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani, told media that his country needs Washington's help to persuade Saudi Arabia and others to back down. The isolation move was later supported by Yemen, Libya and the Maldives. The Qatari stock market has tumbled around 9% since the announcement and its currency, the riyal, has fallen to an 11-year low. Read More »

Trump Barges Into Qatar Dispute

Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Sunday , making waves in the energy sector, worldwide air traffic routes and politics in the U.S. Trump's intervention aligned the United States against a country that is now hosting at least 10,000 US military personnel at a base where operations against the Islamic State are being directed - a facility that was needed after Saudi Arabia ordered USA forces to leave its territory. Read More »

UAE expects actions, not talks from Qatar to end diplomatic standoff

The emir of Kuwait is mediating in the dispute and the president of Turkey has also offered to help, but the UAE tightened the squeeze on Qatar on Wednesday. However, the German vice chancellor said that no one would benefit from any further escalation in diplomatic relations and expressed his surprise at the speed of the diplomatic spat that has broken out between neighbours. Read More »

Reality Winner, Accused NSA Leaker, To Enter Not Guilty Plea

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The online news site also worked closely with Snowden, the NSA contractor who revealed details of the Fort Meade-based agency's surveillance programs. Victor served in the Air Force as a linguist from 2013 to 2016 and speaks Pashto, Farsi and Dari, her mom said. In February, she began working Pluribus International Corporation. Read More »

Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks

The attacks killed at least 12 individuals and wounded at least 42, according to Iran's Interior Ministry . Security personnel take position in front of Iran's parliament building after an assault by several attackers, in Tehran , Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 . Read More »

On eve of election, May putting focus back on Brexit

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Lehne told RFE/RL that an anti-Brexit bloc would become most empowered if the Conservatives fail to win an outright parliamentary majority - creating the possibility for a Labour-led minority coalition with the SNP and the Liberal Democrats. Read More »

Nazarbayev condoles with Afghanistan over deadly blast in Kabul

Canadian government added its voice to a growing chorus of worldwide condemnation following a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed more than 90 people and injured over 400 Wednesday morning. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said at least 50 people were killed or wounded in the suicide auto bombing Wednesday. The Taliban - now in the midst of their annual "spring offensive" - denied they were involved, while strongly condemning the blast. Read More »

Iran says 2 killed, 30 wounded in twin attacks

It is now unclear how the attacker or attackers entered the parliament building, which has multiple security checkpoints. It quoted lawmaker Elias Hazrati as saying the attackers were armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles. Jihadist groups have clashed frequently with security forces along Iran's borders with Iraq and Afghanistan, but the country has largely escaped attacks within its urban centres. Read More »

Qatar crisis: Donald Trump calls Saudi's King Salman, asks for Gulf unity

That's a pointed show of support for Qatar , which finds itself isolated from Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , and other Arab nations who believe the regime supports terrorism and is too friendly with Iran . Trump's harsh words for the Qataris were a departure from his rhetoric during his visit to Saudi Arabia, when he met with Qatar's emir and called the relationship "extremely good". Read More »

'Willing to talk' to end crisis: FM

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But the Qatari ambassador said there is no proof in the allegations. Qatar's neighbors 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. Read More »

1 dead in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

The United States is condemning what it calls "terrorist attacks" in the Iranian capital. "What is the one country in the Middle East that has not been attacked by ISIS? One". Saudi Arabia has been a target of numerous lethal attacks by IS affiliates who see the kingdom's Western-allied leadership as heretics. The location of the mausoleum attack is symbolic, targeting the tomb of the Islamic Republic's founder and first supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . Read More »

Gunmen attack Iran parliament and mausoleum, killing at least one - state media

Islamic State claimed responsibility and threatened more attacks against Iran's majority Shi'ite population, seen by the hardline Sunni militants as heretics. A senior Interior Ministry official told Iran's state TV the male attackers wore women's attire. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard indirectly blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks. Read More »

Kremlin denies reports that Russian Federation interfered in Qatar

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Qatar's emir , Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in a phone call that crisis situations should be solved by political and diplomatic means, "in dialogue", the Kremlin said . "This is the strongest accusation to date of Qatar being connected with terrorism". "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off", Trump tweeted. Read More »

Third London attacker was known to United Kingdom security services

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The police there had found "extremist material" on his mobile phone. However, Italy put him on a list of people considered "at risk", and informed both British and Moroccan authorities of his movements, the paper said. Prosecutors in Italy say there was not enough evidence to arrest or charge the 22-year-old when he was intercepted at Bologna airport. Choudary's now-banned al-Muhajiroun group was linked to one of Butt's alleged connections, Sajeel Shahid, according to the British government ... Read More »

In South Africa : Thousands evacuated as storm fans fires

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Snow Report SA said: "By Thursday morning, falls will be starting to become light over Western and Northern Cape areas, and might extend into areas of the Eastern Cape around Graaff-Reinet, Hogsback, Molteno and the Eastern Cape Drakensberg areas, as well as South-Western Lesotho". Read More »

Comey to Congress: Trump expected 'loyalty'

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Not long ago, however, Comey was viewed as having interfered in the 2016 presidential election to the Democrats' detriment to an event greater extent than the Russians. that I may or may not have had with the president of the United States", Rogers said. The President's allies had been prepared to say that Trump never asked Comey to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn or anyone else. Read More »

Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

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The location of the second attack is extremely symbolic, targeting the shrine of the Islamic Republic's founder and first supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . Sunni extremists, including ISIS , despise Shia-majority Iran. "As Tehran deepens its engrossment in regional conflicts and into affairs of the Arab world , it makes itself more susceptible to these kinds of attacks partially, directly, or indirectly supported or directed by its contenders in the region", analyst Vatanka ... Read More »

James Comey's testimony proves Trump obstructed justice, says senior legal analyst

At least one important player said he was pleased by Comey's account. In his remarks, Comey clarified conversations "associates" of his had with media outlets, giving new details that provided more context. Comey describes nine one-on-one conversations with Trump in four months. "Regardless, it was very concerning, given the FBI's role as an independent investigative agency", he added. Read More »