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Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

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The attacks Wednesday on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader killed at least 17 people and wounded over 40, stunning its people. The Ministry of Intelligence said the identity of terrorists has been revealed. He said the men spoke Arabic in the video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group from inside the building. Read More »

Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

Steven Blockmans of the Center for European Policy Studies said that because of the current chaos, "it is questionable whether that period of time will be sufficient in order to strike a good deal". "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention", quipped Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister. "Time for action, not words". On Twitter , Siegfried Muresan, spokesman for the European Parliament's largest grouping, the European People's Party, said, "EU did not want #Brexit, but has been ... Read More »

Trump offers to mediate Qatar crisis in call with emir

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain lead a string of countries that this week cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran , Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. United States president Donald Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday about Qatar funding extremists, called Sheikh Tamim on Wednesday and offered to host leaders at the White House to resolve the crisis. Read More »

Turkey: Independence poll for northern Iraq a 'mistake'

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According to the KRP statement, Barzani mentioned that "Iraq is still full of constitutional violations of the most important components of federalism: lack of revenue sharing, undecided borders, denying Kurdistan's budget share, not implementing Article 140, and not creating the Federal Council". Read More »

Police name gunman in Melbourne hostage-taking

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would be asking for answers from state authorities on how Khayre was allowed to be out on parole . The woman taken hostage was rescued from the apartment and "is safe and well" with investigators, police said. "It's early days, there's search warrants being done, we've got computers and electrical items seized to go through". Read More »

Qatar says Saudi-led move to bar citizens breach of rights

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah flew to Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi and Kuwaiti state media reported, but gave no details on the discussions. Moscow said the report was false. On June 8, Bahrain followed in the footsteps of the UAE and Saudi governments by threatening users showing any sympathy with Qatar, or expressing objection to the severance of diplomatic ties, with legal action. Read More »

US Missile Interceptor Test Successful as North Korea Threat Grows

The video shows the launch of a target missile from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands on Tuesday, followed by a shot of an interceptor missile launching from a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Missile Defense Agency . It was meant to test the accuracy of the interceptor system in the event an actual ICBM was launched at the U.S. The missile test was the first of its kind, according to Davis. Read More »

Indian Kashmir under Ramadan curfew after rebel leader's killing

Authorities have imposed curfew-like restrictions in seven police station areas of Kashmir to ensure there's no violence following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Bhat . A native of Durbug in Awantipora in Pulwama district, Naikoo is said to have escaped from trap laid down by security forces several times in the past three years. Read More »

After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

Prime Minister Theresa May came under pressure from the media and the opposition Labour Party on Monday over cuts to police funding during the years when she was interior minister. The campaign was suspended for several days last month when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester. Read More »

No date for Putin-Trump meeting, media likely to be excluded - Izvestia

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Qatar's Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told the broadcaster that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed the hack and the planting of fake news. Those involved in the restrictions include Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Mauritius and the Maldives. Qatar is home to a key US airbase, a centerpiece in the USA -led coalition's fight against the Islamic State. Read More »

Netanyahu: Israel to keep security control over West Bank

The Arab League summit was convened in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and was attended by eight Arab heads of state: Egypt , Syria, Jordan , Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Kuwait, and Sudan. For many Israelis, the most important achievement was gaining control of Jerusalem and reuniting the two sides of the city. Since then, Egypt and Jordan have extended their hand, accepted Israel, and signed peace treaties in 1979 and 1994. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

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Polls show the SNP is set to easily win in Scotland in June, though May's Conservatives are expected to take some seats from them as the issue of keeping the United Kingdom together takes centre stage. When asked by STV News if the First Minister should be part of the formal Brexit talks, Rennie replied: "If she is inside then she can cause as much trouble as she does on the outside - that is what Nicola Sturgeon is about". Read More »

'Manspreading' banned on Madrid buses

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The city developed the campaign with its equality council and the feminist group Microcorrelatos Feministas, whose petition to get the government to address the issue of manspreading had more than 11,000 signatures. 'Manspreading is the practice of certain men sitting with their legs wide open on public transport, taking up other people's space, ' reads their manifesto. Read More »

Qatar says it won't 'surrender' in Gulf row

On Monday, five Arab states - Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the UAE, Bahrain and Yemen - abruptly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. With Trump offering to help resolve the crisis, possibly with a meeting at the White House, the United Arab Emirates cut postal links to Qatar, and Bahrain reiterated a demand that Doha distance itself from regional foe Iran . Read More »

Trump delays moving US Embassy to Jerusalem for now

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Jeffress says that was likely the reason President Trump signed off on the delay - coming days after a trip to Arab nations in the Middle East meant to lay the foundations of a peace deal. Administration" on a peace deal. "We are ready to start the consultation process with the USA administration". East Jerusalem, which Palestinians consider the capital of their hoped-for independent state, was occupied by Israel in the 1967 war and annexed in the 1980s. Read More »

Gianforte to plead guilty to assault charge — APNewsBreak

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As both a candidate for office and a public official, I should be held to a high standard in my interactions with the press and the public [ acknowledgement of responsibility ]. Gianforte's lawyers requested the appearance on the misdemeanour charge in a motion filed Thursday in Gallatin County Justice Court. "I can't talk further about the state of affairs, in terms of the outcome of the criminal case, at least not today", Lambert says. Read More »

Chinese institutions in QS world university rankings' Top 100

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United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, has been ranked as the nation's best university and now stands among the top 1.5 percent of universities in the world, according to a prestigious global overview of higher education institutions. Academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, worldwide faculty and global students are the parameters on which the universities have been ranked by QS. Read More »

Russian Federation interfered in United States presidential polls with goal: James Comey

He explained that Comey not only confirmed that Trump was never under FBI investigation, he also offered no evidence or testimony suggesting the president should be under investigation. "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning". In his testimony on Thursday, Comey had said he had been aware of Russian cyber intrusion in the United States from the summer of 2015. Read More »

Philippines casino attack: Police say gunman was indebted gambler, not a terrorist

But Albayalde and other police chiefs said repeatedly throughout Friday that recorded security footage showed the gunman drove to the casino and parked his vehicle in the complex's auto park. Albayalde said. The police chief said the family's account corroborated the belief that "this is not an act of terrorism". Mr Albayalde said the security footage contained a clear motive: Carlos headed straight for a storage room that contained poker chips. Read More »

Sadiq Khan: 'Cancel President Donald Trump's State Visit'

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I've been clear that we have a special relationship with the United States of America, it's very important we have a close relationship with the president, whoever he is. Yesterday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan invited people to a vigil in Potters Fields Park beside City Hall. But while she backed Khan as "doing a very good job" for London , May refused to explicitly criticise the president . Read More »

Republicans close ranks around Trump during Comey testimony

Asked later whether he thought any tapes existed of those conversations - something Trump had alluded to in a tweet - Comey replied, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes". Both the Trump administration and the president's personal attorney have hit back on those statements . Yet throughout, Mr. Comey cited the president's statement that he had the Russian Federation matter on his mind when he fired Mr. Read More »

3rd French victim of London Bridge attacks confirmed

But London police later announced they had recovered a body from the River Thames in their search for Xavier Thomas , a 45-year-old French national missing in the terror attack. Seven were killed and almost 50 wounded. It is believed Zaghba worked in a restaurant in London after being stopped at Bologna Airport in March a year ago when he tried to travel to Syria via Turkey, Corriere claims. Read More »

United Kingdom police name third attacker as new search gets underway

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British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Italian officials said they had passed on their concerns about him to British intelligence officials a year ago. Zaghba, the youngest of the three alleged attackers, is an Italian national born to an Italian mom and Moroccan dad. 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 ... Read More »