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Five Iranian attackers were in Mosul, Raqa with IS: ministry

In the attack at the mausoleum, one suicide bomber blew himself up while the second one was killed in a gunfight, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. However, it stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack, though many in the country expressed suspicion Iran's regional rival had a hand in the attack. Read More »

Hamas angered by Saudi demand for Qatar to cut funding


According to the report, the list was preliminary and the goal of Qatar's request was to shore up US support for Qatar in case of an escalation in the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the Qatari fear that Saudi Arabia will support a coup in Qatar against the current leader, Sheikh Tamim Althani. Read More »

Four Taiwanese confirmed dead in Philippine casino resort attack


The attacker also apparently killed himself during the incident at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, a southwestern suburb of the capital. Chips totaling $2.3 million were found in a backpack recovered by police, he added. Duterte said last week he may need to declare martial law across the rest of the country if the terrorism threat spread. Dozens of people perished at an entertainment resort in the Philippines Thursday after a gunman set fire to the facility. Read More »

Intel officials refuse to answer questions on Trump and Russia

During Wednesday morning's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers , and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly declined to directly answer whether Trump asked them to publicly downplay the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe, or to otherwise interfere with the investigation, as numerous reports claim . Read More »

Qatar investigation finds state news agency hacked


Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said on Monday he thought this was all a reaction to "a growing list of some irritants in the region" that "bubbled up to a level that countries decided they needed to take action". The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is another Islamist group that became politically active. Riyadh also accused Doha of supporting Iran-backed "terrorist activities" in eastern Saudi Arabia and in Shia-majority Bahrain . Read More »

Comey: Lynch directed me to downplay Clinton email probe

But he was also so sleepy that he could easily have been dreaming and sleep talking about something completely separate. 'Don't call it that. Sen. Clinton, who was running for president against Donald Trump at the time. The Democratic candidate and her supporters have since claimed that Comey's statement helped cost Clinton the election. Read More »

PH gov't notes alarming increase of NoKor missile launches


The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of a year ago in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental U.S. In a statement, South Korea's joint chiefs confirmed that North Korea launched four missiles into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula, according to CNN . Read More »

James Comey testimony: Viewing guide to Thursday's Senate hearing


The former FBI director will likely face questioning about his termination, the investigation into Russia's meddling in the US election and encounters he had with Trump. A "very concerning" request from the president to end an investigation into a devoted presidential appointee. The pick caps an extraordinary month in which Mr. Read More »

Who's who, what's at stake in Britain's unexpected election


Over 40,000 polling stations across the country opened on Thursday morning and voters will have until 10 pm local time to elect the party they deem most competent to form the next government. While the subject of Brexit was a main issue when the vote was scheduled, much of the campaign has focused not on Brexit but on security, after high-profile attacks on public spaces in Manchester and London . Read More »

Americans among hundreds injured in Kabul attack that killed about 80

The Taliban - now in the midst of their annual "spring offensive" - denied they were involved, while strongly condemning the blast. At least 11 Afghan guards working for the USA embassy were among those killed and 11 American citizens working as contractors in Kabul were among the wounded, USA officials have said. Read More »

Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example


Prosecutors have not named the news outlet, but her arrest was announced Monday as the website The Intercept reported it had obtained a classified National Security Agency report suggesting Russian hackers had attacked a USA voting software supplier before last year's presidential election. Read More »

Centre, states sensitive to the issue of farmers: Rajnath Singh


The government of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tried to douse the fires by announcing financial compensation for those killed in the violence and said he was ready for talks with farmers . "Total 62 people have been detained and some more people are being identified on the basis of videos and pictures", said O.P. Tripathi, Superintendent of Police (SP). Read More »

Iran blames Saudi Arabia after 12 killed in Tehran terrorist attack

Iran's Intelligence Ministry has confirmed that five of the men involved in terror attacks in Iran had fought for the Islamic State group. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to U.S. It described them as "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practised in Saudi Arabia. Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli today condemned the Tehran attacks and said that these actions "will give Iran more determination to redouble its ... Read More »

Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks

The attackers struck at Iran's most potent symbols: its parliament complex in central Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini who led the 1979 Islamic revolution. Regardless, it represents a significant setback for the Iranian government, which has boasted about how safe Tehran is compared to major cities in neighboring countries (the last major attack in Iran was in 2010 and involved a Sunni extremist group) and has downplayed the threat from ISIS. Read More »

UK voters prioritize security in wake of attacks


Launching the findings, Dan Howdle, consumer telecoms analyst at, said it was "somewhat shocking that so many with no plans to vote would do so if it saved them a short trip to the nearest polling station". Voters in Northern Ireland, however, are required to bring a form of recognised photographic identification to the polling station. Then, go into a polling booth, and put a cross in the box next to the desired party and candidate. Read More »

MLB To Investigate Domestic Violence Accusation Against Cubs' Addison Russell

The couple has been married since last June. In a since-deleted Instagram post Wednesday night, Russell's wife accused the 23-year-old of being unfaithful, writing that he "cheated on, lied to (and) disrespected" her on a daily basis. Still is. She found condoms in his apartment yesterday. Any potential penalties are at the discretion of the commissioner's office on a case-by-case basis under the policy. Read More »

Men charged in deaths at Oakland warehouse fire


A source close to the investigation tells The Associated Press Monday, . The Oakland property known as Ghost Ship had just one rickety exit. As the master tenant, Almena had a managerial role among the residents of the warehouse, most of whom were artists seeking an affordable space in a city that has seen sharply rising housing costs in recent years. Read More »

Korea test-fires cruise missiles


This was the 10 North Korean missile test this year, which led to South Korean President Moon Jae-in calling a National Security Council meeting, came just a day after he suspended the USA missile defense system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). Read More »

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for extremist attacks


Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the comments on the attack in Tehran a day earlier "repugnant" and accused the USA of supporting terror. Zarif tweeted: "The Iranian people reject such USA claims". Iran's intelligence ministry said earlier on Thursday it had arrested more suspects linked to the attacks, on top of six Iranians, including one woman, detained on Wednesday. Read More »

London terror attack: Three more arrests in probe, say Police


When they separated, the mother returned to Italy, where her son visited her several times, Corriere della Sera wrote. Nearly 50 were wounded. British police have not publicly identified the eighth victim, but they said the next of kin of missing French citizen Xavier Thomas has been informed about the body found. Read More »

Lions beaten 22-16 by Blues in Auckland in 2nd tour match


Welsh lock Alun Wyn Jones will captain the side, the Lions' third captain in as many matches on their tour of New Zealand , while Wales' worldwide duo of George North and Jonathan Davies get their first starts of the tour. They started brightly at Eden Park, building phases and stretching the Blues , but dropped off as the game wore on and had few meaningful attacks in the second half, none which threatened the try-line. Read More »

Youth from Telangana shot, critically injured in US: Family


He started working in a private store on the outskirts of California. The bullets entered his abdomen and liver. Mubeen's father Mujeeb Ahmed, who works at a military institution in Secunderabad, is making arrangements to leave for the USA, said the Hindustan Times report. Read More »

UAE minister says seeking 'change of Qatar policy'

The coordinated move was led by Saudi Arabia , which accused Qatar , the largest exporter of liquid gas and the country with the highest per capita income, of supporting terrorists and sectarian groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic State and al-Qaeda. Read More »

Trump signals he won't try to block James Comey's Senate testimony


Last month, the New York Times reported that Comey wrote a February memo alleging Trump asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. If I were in the White House, I would be anxious, too. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME, also a member of the committee, said she had several questions for Comey in light of various public statements about the ongoing FBI probe, including Trump's claim that the FBI director had said that Trump was not the ... Read More »

Middle East Tehran terrorists fought for IS in Syria, Iraq: Ministry

It said they returned to Iran in August under the command of an IS leader and escaped when authorities initially broke up their extremist cell. Commuters in the Iranian capital noticed more police than usual on the streets as dawn broke. Others also drew a link to Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, which Iran accuses of funding IS. The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported the siege had ended with four of the attackers killed. Read More »

Devin Nunes Dives Back into the Russia Investigation


The House Intelligence panel is also seeking testimony, personal files, and business records from former national security adviser Mike Flynn and Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, according to a statement released Wednesday. A new chapter has been opened in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In an interview with Fox News a few days later , Nunes said he was still handling the portion of the committee's investigation related to ... Read More »

Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London after attack: Mayor Sadiq Khan

He's due to make a state visit to the United Kingdom later this year, and it's been reported that he could come to Birmingham because he fears there will be protests against him in London . "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the United States of America in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", he said. Read More »

Iran Minister Calls Trump's Condolences For Attacks 'Repugnant'

The. "We still can not judge that Saudi Arabia has had a role in this terrorist incident", he added. Alavi says that many people in Iran and around the world believe Saudi Arabia supports Islamic militants across the region. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader, used the attacks to defend Tehran's involvement in wars overseas. Sunni Gulf Arab states are in the midst of a major diplomatic crisis after Saudi Arabia and its allies cut ties with Qatar on Monday over claims ... Read More »

Christy Clark Won't Go Down Without A Fight


A lot rests on Lt. -Gov. Christy Clark says she is ready to accept the fate of a confidence vote in the legislature. Even without the support of three B.C. "The responsibilities that voters have asked us to carry out". "There's an bad lot that can be done in British Columbia to stop the shipping of diluted bitumen in our coastal waters", Weaver said, pointing specifically to the rights of First Nations. Read More »

This Saudi-Qatari rift complicates America's broader fight against terror

One of the factors at play here may also be Qatar's close relations with Iran; it certainly contributes to the timing of the coordinated withdrawal from diplomacy across nations. Qatar has forged regional alliances independently of its fellow GCC states, drawing accusations from Saudi Arabia and its allies of serving Iranian interests. Read More »

The hottest ticket in town? The James Comey hearing


To build a criminal obstruction of justice case, federal law requires prosecutors to show that a person acted with "corrupt" intent. "Asking others to leave the room could suggest the president was aware that there was something wrong with what he was doing", said Andrew Wright, a professor of constitutional law at Savannah Law School. Read More »

Video shows 'obliteration' of ICBM by U.S. missile interceptor in historic test


Jim Syring said . While the U.S. anti-missile system test was, according to the Pentagon , planned for months and not specifically created to stop incoming missiles from North Korea , Pentagon spokesperson and U.S. The mock warhead was launched from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defence Test Site on the island of Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific. Syring said MDA intends to conduct the next intercept trial either by the fall of 2017 or later next year with a plan to test adversary ... Read More »

Twitter users, blocked by Trump, cry censorship


A group of lawyers representing Twitter users who have been blocked by President Donald Trump have argued that by blocking them, Trump has violated their First Amendment rights . Trump blocked him too. As some diplomats push back, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert cautions that they "are expected to use their judgment". Read More »