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Global Russia denies reports of hacking Qatar's state news agency
Author: 0 Russia denies reports of hacking Qatar's state news agency

Qatar strongly denies supporting radical Islamism. Kuwait's emir offered to mediate but when Tamim attended an iftar (fast-breaking) Ramadan meal with him on May 30, Tamim left early, apparently unwilling to discuss the row, a Kuwaiti newspaper editor regularly briefed by officials told Reuters .

Global Donald Trump contradicts himself, flusters Congress on Qatar
Author: 0 Donald Trump contradicts himself, flusters Congress on Qatar

The emir of Kuwait is mediating in the dispute and the president of Turkey has also offered to help, saying isolation and sanctions will not resolve the crisis. What is happening in Qatar? "Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding for terrorism, and pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve", he said during his speech.

Author: 0 Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman

The United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia , Egypt and Bahrain have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last Monday, accusing its Gulf Arab neighbor of supporting extremism and undermining regional stability. Aviation links have been thrown into chaos. Numerous airlines have halted air traffic to and from Qatar and its http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/saudi-arabia-uae-egypt-bahrain-cut-ties-qatar-170605031700062.htmlnationals in other countries have been directed to leave within two ...

Global Moscow: 'Zero' proof Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis
Author: 0 Moscow: 'Zero' proof Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

He said negotiations are underway with Qataris and a decision for food export will be finalized by next week. But new evidence suggests the country's state news agency was hacked. Erdogan held phone calls with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Russian President Vladimir Putin , Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, presidential sources said.

Author: 0 Contractor admitted leaking classified report to media

On the day of her arrest , victor admitted to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that she leaked the information to the news outlet, knowing "the contents of the reporting could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation", according to the warrant.

Global Donald Trump, Saudi King discuss terror, regional unity
Author: 0 Donald Trump, Saudi King discuss terror, regional unity

Gargash, the UAE minister, told Reuters in an interview it would be very complex to disentangle the "very diverse" business ties between Qatar and its neighbors but suggested this might be necessary. Earlier he had urged Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to calm tensions with allies and refrain from escalating the diplomatic rift, according to the agency.

Global Islamic State claims attack at Iranian parliament
Author: 0 Islamic State claims attack at Iranian parliament

An Associated Press reporter saw several police snipers on the rooftops of buildings around parliament. It is also the first terror strike in Tehran in more than a decade. The attacks follow several weeks of heightened rhetorical animosity between Riyadh and Tehran . Though most Iranians are Shiite, including separatists in Ahvaz, the eastern Baloch region is majority Sunni, although there are no recent census figures available.

Author: 0 Truck bomb kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

Danish said the blast was so heavy more than 30 vehicles were either destroyed or damaged. A wounded Afghan man receives assistance at the site of the attack in Kabul . In an interview, Sadeqizada criticized USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan, saying they have done little to improve protection in the country.

Author: 0 Merkel, Trump and the 'death' of the Western alliance

Li said China hopes that the two countries will work together to offset global uncertainties with a stable bilateral relationship, so as to send positive signals of stability, cooperation and development to regions and the world at large.

Global Agitation in Mandsaur intensifies, protestors set vehicles on fire
Author: 0 Agitation in Mandsaur intensifies, protestors set vehicles on fire

Alleged police firing on Tuesday, June 6, at a group of farmers that was becoming unruly in its protests in the Mandsaur town of Madhya Pradesh has resulted in the death of at least two farmers, while three others have been injured. "The Mandsaur violence is very unfortunate incident". Both Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Maharashtra have been in turmoil over the past week or so in light of farmer protests in both states.

Global UAE: Social media users face jail for Qatar sympathy
Author: 0 UAE: Social media users face jail for Qatar sympathy

Mr Trump said on Twitter, claiming his visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off". Saudi Arabia, the UAE , Bahrain , Egypt , Yemen and the Maldives have severed ties with Qatar blaming it for "financing, adopting and sheltering extremists" and supporting terrorist groups ranging from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State to the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Global UAE outlaws sympathy for Qatar on social media
Author: 0 UAE outlaws sympathy for Qatar on social media

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended Qatar, saying he personally would have intervened if accusations that the country supports "terrorism" were true. It is believed that 40% of Qatar's food is imported via its only land border with Saudi Arabia. The West African country of Mauritania has joined the swelling ranks of the countries cold-shouldering Qatar.

Global Bomb attack, shooting spree targets the Ayatollah shrine
Author: 0 Bomb attack, shooting spree targets the Ayatollah shrine

According to Ministry of Intelligence, one of the suicide bombers at the shrine was shot dead by security guards while the other blew himself up. The shrine is a main destination for tourists and religious pilgrims. "Applause to the power and firmness of our revolutionary guards, Basij, police and security forces", he wrote. However, two senior government officials, who asked not to be named, said the attacks might prompt a blame game.

Global ISIS claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine
Author: 0 ISIS claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

The number of casualties is not yet known, although the death toll is being reported as 12 in some quarters. Some posted selfies of themselves looking calm, even as gun battles raged in surrounding office buildings and snipers took position on nearby rooftops.

Author: 0 Ap wears PH flag-inspired necklace, sends love to PH

On Sunday (June 3), Usher shared links to websites where fans could tune into a live stream of the event on his Twitter page. More than $ 13 million had been raised by Sunday night for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund , the British Red Cross told the Associated Press .

Author: 0 Police arrest man in connection to London terror attack

British police say all 12 people who were arrested in the early hours after the weekend London Bridge attack have been released without charge . 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.

Global Police arrest east London man in connection with bridge attacks
Author: 0 Police arrest east London man in connection with bridge attacks

If confirmed, Thomas would be the eighth person killed in the vehicle and knife attack. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson voiced concern over apparent security failings as at least one attacker from Saturday's three-man rampage in London had previously been identified as an extremist, even appearing in a 2016 television documentary.

Author: 0 Sessions offered to resign amid special counsel tension

Sessions' offer to resign was first reported by ABC News. Trump has also grown frustrated with the way his travel ban has been stalled in federal courts, the people added. Revelations about his contacts with Kislyak forced Sessions to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigations. When faced with the platform as Trump's preferred method of communication, Conway said "that's not true".

Global Government underestimated ordinary people, Jeremy Corbyn tells Glasgow rally
Author: 0 Government underestimated ordinary people, Jeremy Corbyn tells Glasgow rally

Weather forecasters say 8 June will be wet and blustery, which, if you buy into the theory, is good news for the Conservatives . With two days to go until Britain holds a national election, opinion polls have shown that Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour party has ebbed over the last three weeks, with some putting her majority into doubt.

Global Lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing
Author: 0 Lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee was always going to be a blockbuster. It's a question with all kinds of legal ins and outs and is very unlikely to be resolved in the next two days. Gen. Michael Flynn's request for immunity, the fate of Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort or what the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director knows about meetings between Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador previous year.

Author: 0 Iran's Parliament Under Attack

There, four attackers, including a suicide bomber, killed a se. Iranian security officials have not said who they suspect is behind the attacks, though state media has referred to the attackers as "terrorists". According to initial reports, the assailants tried to break their way into the parliament building while shooting at the guards, leading to the injury of three people.

Global At least six killed as Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh
Author: 0 At least six killed as Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

Bangladeshi authorities reportedly evacuated around 350,000 people to safety from the local area, which borders Myanmar. Talk about ill luck, the Rohingya Muslim refugees from Mayanmar who have taken shelter in the refugee camps in Bangladesh were struck with a cyclone.

Author: 0 Backed attack on Syria's Raqqa started on Monday, Syrian force tells Reuters

The battle is likely to be long and bloody, and the extremists are not expected to give up easily. A similar fight against the Islamic State in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul had led to months of intense urban combat. military advisers and weapons deliveries. The US-led coalition has said that 3,000 to 4,000 ISIS fighters are holed up in Raqqa city. In remarks to the press, Silo, the SDF spokesman, said observers should expect the battle to be "fierce because Daesh (Islamic State) ...

Global Warner: 'No specific' threat against U.S. after London attack
Author: 0 Warner: 'No specific' threat against U.S. after London attack

London does not receive the "right level of funding" for policing, the city's mayor has claimed, as the Met Police Commissioner called for more resources in the wake of the London Bridge attack. Khan's spokesman said the mayor has " more important things to do " than respond to Trump's tweet. Celebrities and political leaders were quick to come to Khan's defense and pointed out Trump's mistake, but this didn't stop Mark from retweeting.

Global British police know identity of London attackers
Author: 0 British police know identity of London attackers

Zaghba's Italian citizenship prevented such an expulsion, Italian daily Repubblica said. Zaghba was stopped at Bologna's airport in March 2016 as he tried to make his way to Syria via Turkey. Butt was father to a toddler and baby and a keen gym-goer and weightlifter, neighbours said. During his time in Britain, Butt once worked for Transport of London as a customer service clerk but failed his probation after a few months on the job.

Author: 0 Warner: 'Unthinkable' if Trump pressured Comey to end FBI's investigation

The paper also reported that Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to the president, something Comey refused to do. "The acting director of the FBI also said that there'd not been an attempt to influence the investigation". "You don't do that, I think, by invoking executive privilege on a conversation you had apparently with nobody else in the room", the Missouri Republican said.

Global Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead
Author: 0 Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

IRIB said that one of the attackers exploded a suicide vest inside the building, though other local news agencies said the explosion may have been caused by grenades thrown by the attackers. "I was passing by one of the streets". Four attackers have been killed, Iranian media reported. Police helicopters were circling over the Parliament building and all mobile phone lines from inside were disconnected.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh win toss, elect to bat

Australian frustration at The Oval was amplified given they appeared just four more overs away from securing an all-important two points. Bangladesh bowled sixteen of the twenty overs required to get a result with Australia reaching 83/1 well ahead of the DLS par score.

Global Turnbull to push parole plan at COAG
Author: 0 Turnbull to push parole plan at COAG

He was immediately gunned down by police after slightly wounding two officers. The siege Monday at an apartment building in a Melbourne suburb was being treated as an act of terror, but Victoria state Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said the terrorist appeared to have acted alone and not as part of any ongoing plot or threat.

Author: 0 Multiple attackers at Iran parliament, 8 wounded

Gun ownership is tightly controlled in Iran, meaning those who carried out the attacks on the parliament and the shrine likely had to smuggle their weapons into the country. The Sunni extremist group is at war with Iran-backed forces in Syria and Iraq . The attacks took place less than a month after the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, whose landslide victory defeated candidates supported by the hardline clergy and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is ...

Author: 0 California, China promise clean tech cooperation

China , meanwhile, has stood by the Paris agreement and its commitment to peak the country's carbon emissions by 2030 while boosting use of non-fossil fuel-based energy to 20 percent of China's energy consumption. out of the climate deal. The U.S. has always been a major player in the clean energy arena, driving innovations in electric cars, renewable power and other sectors of the industry.

Global North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile
Author: 0 North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile

Since the beginning of 2016, North Korea has conducted dozens of missile tests and tested two nuclear bombs in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions saying the programme is necessary to counter USA aggression. "U.S". In their final communique, Abe and Trump - along with the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom - said North Korea "increasingly poses new levels of threat of a grave nature to global peace and stability.

Global 12 killed in Iran parliament siege and shrine attack
Author: 0 12 killed in Iran parliament siege and shrine attack

The attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group, which Syria routinely claims, without evidence, is backed by Western and other powers that want to remove President Bashar Assad from power. Displaced Syrians, who fled the countryside surrounding the Islamic State group stronghold of Raqa, arriving at a temporary camp in the village of Ain Issa, Syria, May 1, 2017.

Author: 0 British police name third suspect in London Bridge attack

The assailants drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, before descending into the nearby Borough Market where they stabbed people out for the night in the bars and restaurants. Redouane had not aroused any suspicions. Butt did not fall into that category when they last investigated him. In a letter posted outside Tuesday, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can".

Author: 0 UK contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign

The Conservatives' static poll rating could also mask a lot of "churn" in support, with some voters moving from Ukip to the Tories while others move from the Tories to Labour. Neither party has provided many details of how this will be accomplished. There was a furore and May backtracked. While May had campaigned on a slogan of "strong and stable government", the spotlight turned onto her willingness to make U-turns.

Global Egypt Coptic Christians Killed In Bus Attack
Author: 0 Egypt Coptic Christians Killed In Bus Attack

The minister's decision comes one day after 29 Coptic Christians were killed in an attack by armed men on buses carrying worshippers to a monastery in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate. He said Egypt would not hesitate to carry out further strikes against camps that trained people to carry out operations against Egypt, whether those camps were inside or outside the country.

Author: 0 USA carries out airstrikes on pro-Syrian forces inside de-escalation zone

Allies of the NDF include Iran and Russian Federation, while opponents include ISIS, Syrian opposition and al-Qaeda affiliates and allies. 'Later, at a separate location in the de-confliction zone, the coalition observed a large Syrian pro-regime force enter the de-confliction zone, ' the coalition added.

Global Iran state media says 12 killed in twin attacks
Author: 0 Iran state media says 12 killed in twin attacks

In the coordinated attacks, a gardener was killed and several more injured when armed assailants entered the grounds of Khomeini's mausoleum in the south of the city. The semi-official Tasnim news agency says the guard was hit in the leg. Saudi Arabia has itself been a target of numerous lethal attacks by IS affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula, who see the kingdom's Western-allied leadership as heretics.

Author: 0 Third London attacker was known to United Kingdom security services

All 12 people arrested on Sunday after the attack have now been released without charge . She warned that while police had managed to foil five attacks in recent months, it was possible they were witnessing the start of a wave of copycat assaults by freshly emboldened home-grown radicals.

Author: 0 Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer

Trump's Tuesday tweet came a day after Ambassador Dana Shell Smith retweeted some of her previous statements praising Qatar's efforts in combating terrorism financing and its role in countering ISIS. "I said yeah, I can do that while my kids are sleeping", Neiss said. "These families have endured the ultimate in pain and sacrifice on behalf of our country, and I am honored to have spent the evening with them".

Global UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders
Author: 0 UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani signalled his nation was open to talks, calling for "a dialogue of openness and honesty" to resolve the crisis. "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism", Trump said in a series of tweets . Trump and the Emir of Qatar also spoke on the phone in February in which the two leaders "reaffirmed the close defense cooperation between our two countries and committed to strengthen efforts to defeat ...

Global Sessions offered to resign amid rift with Trump
Author: 0 Sessions offered to resign amid rift with Trump

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says one of his top priorities is investigating and prosecuting sex crimes against children even though technology has made it easier for criminals to avoid detection. Sources said the frustration runs both ways. Sessions' recusal meant that the deputy attorney general would oversee the FBI investigation. When the reporter persisted, saying the answer looked ominous for Mr.

Global United States calls for resolving rift between Qatar, Gulf nations
Author: 0 United States calls for resolving rift between Qatar, Gulf nations

Kuwait's emir, who has spent decades as a diplomat and mediator in regional disputes, hosted Sheikh Tamim last week as the crisis began brewing. Egypt's Foreign Ministry accused Qatar of taking an "antagonist approach" towards Cairo and said "all attempts to stop it from supporting terrorist groups failed".

Author: 0 Putin Denies Ever Meeting With Trump

A member of the Senate intelligence committee says "we've seen no smoking gun at this point" regarding collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 USA presidential election. I just greeted him and sat down next to him. Next Sunday, Megyn Kelly is set to interview sportscaster and television personality, Erin Andrews. By that measure, the primetime hour is perhaps the less significant part of Kelly's new gig, since there's ample room for skepticism ...

Global United Kingdom police probe auto for clues in Manchester
Author: 0 United Kingdom police probe auto for clues in Manchester

The 24-year-old was arrested after the Royal Logistics Corp bomb disposal team were scrambled to a white Nissan Micra parked close to Devell House. He said: "Our investigation has also revealed that Abedi made repeated trips to and from this vehicle between May 18 and 22 and we believe he was taking items from the auto to help assemble the device".

Global CBI denies witch-hunt in NDTV raid
Author: 0 CBI denies witch-hunt in NDTV raid

In a statement issued here, Vijayan said the CBI raids at the residences of Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy were a ploy by the Narendra Modi government to "silence and scare those against the Centre". In this scenario, if the allegation is correct, the charge that Roy faces as a promoter of NDTV is of not informing the SEBI of pledging its shares for a loan amount from a bank.

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