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Global Qatar dismisses terrorism list as 'baseless'
Author: 0 Qatar dismisses terrorism list as 'baseless'

Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region because of its ties to their Shiite rival, Iran, and its support for groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas .

Author: 0 London Bridge attack: Ringleader 'tried to hire 7.5 tonne lorry'

London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt quoted the Quran in his final message before carrying out the deadly attack. That is completely different to anything we have seen for a long time. Christine Delcros suffered severe injuries but her sister said she was in a stable condition following surgery. "We're calling for a restoration of police numbers, and there's a call being made for her to go, because of what she's done on the police numbers".

Global Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK Condemns Terrorist Attack in London
Author: 0 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK Condemns Terrorist Attack in London

Condemn such practices. The media, more often than not, also says, 'Where are the Muslim voices?' Well, they're here. "Islam is not a religion as portrayed by these so-called Muslims". Four other men remain in custody in connection with the attack on June 3 when three men - Pakistan-born Khurram Shazad Butt, Moroccan-origin Rachid Redouane and Moroccon-Italian Yousef Zaghba - rammed a high-speed van into pedestrians at London Bridge before proceeding on foot on a knife rampage in nearby ...

Author: 0 Pakistan important partner for Russia in South Asia, says Russian President Putin

He hoped that India's entry into the SCO will give a new momentum to the grouping in dealing with terrorism and other pressing challenges facing the region. With the SCO's expansion to include India and Pakistan, PM Modi said the SCO would represent 42 per cent of humanity and almost 22 per cent of global GDP.

Author: 0 Iran investigating Saudi role in attacks

On Wednesday, terrorists launched two simultaneous attacks on Iran's parliament building and the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, in southern Tehran . During the funeral, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani called the U.S. the " international " version of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Author: 0 Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

Pittsburgh C Sidney Crosby reached 20 career points in Stanley Cup Final games, moving one ahead of Mario Lemieux for the club record. Conor Sheary , Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for the Penguins.

Global Iran attacks: Trump reaction to Isis killings 'repugnant', says foreign minister
Author: 0 Iran attacks: Trump reaction to Isis killings 'repugnant', says foreign minister

Although the U.S. military is also fighting IS in Syria , as well as Iraq , President Donald Trump said in response to the attacks in Iran that the country is reaping what it sows. Although this is the first evidence of an IS presence inside Iran , the government has clashed in the past with both Kurdish Islamic militants and secular Kurdish separatists.

Global Australia police raid homes 4 days after deadly siege
Author: 0 Australia police raid homes 4 days after deadly siege

About 5am on Friday more than 150 heavily armed state and federal police officers raided three properties in Gladstone Park, Ascot Vale and Glenroy, hunting for the people who may have supplied Brighton killer Yacqub Khayre with the weapons used in Monday's siege in the bayside suburb of Brighton.

Global Intelligence Ministry: Iran arrests 41 ISIS takfiri terrorists
Author: 0 Intelligence Ministry: Iran arrests 41 ISIS takfiri terrorists

On Wednesday morning, terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran's parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, south of the city. Through its Amaq media division, ISIS claimed "fighters with the Islamic State " had perpetrated the attack. "We need to give Iran the opportunity to recover and set a new course".

Global Saudi and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar
Author: 0 Saudi and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

A separate SPA report on Saturday acknowledged Tillerson's call for Qatar to curtail support for terrorism , but did not mention his remarks that the crisis was hurting ordinary Qataris, impairing business dealings and harming the USA fight against the Islamic State militant group.

Global Hussain Nawaz says no plan to contest election
Author: 0 Hussain Nawaz says no plan to contest election

He said action must be taken and punishment be awarded if wrongdoing is proved during the course of investigation. Citing vilification campaign against a wife of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), the PM's elder son said: "Allah exonerated her and upheld her sanctity".

Author: 0 Iran Dismisses White House Statement on Terror Attack as "Repugnant"

Meanwhile, the Intelligence Ministry said that the perpetrators of these crimes acted in two coordinated groups, noting that all were Iranians from different regions of the country who had joined the ranks of the Islamic State (EI), also known by its Acronym Arabic Daesh.

Global Syrian soldiers push through ISIL, reach Iraqi border
Author: 0 Syrian soldiers push through ISIL, reach Iraqi border

The area is seen as crucial to Assad's Iranian allies and could open an overland supply route from Tehran to Iraq , Syria and Lebanon - a major concern to US allies in the region. Iranian-backed forces have twice this month been pushed back from the de-escalation zone by the U.S. military, following a ceasefire agreement last month.

Author: 0 Bahrain and UAE criminalize 'sympathy' for Qatar

Late Tuesday, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Qatar-based Al Jazeera television that his country was ready for worldwide mediation, adding that the emir had postponed a national speech on the crisis to leave Kuwait more room to "proceed and communicate with the parties to the crisis and to try to contain the issue".

Global 13 soldiers killed in fresh fighting in southern Philippines
Author: 0 13 soldiers killed in fresh fighting in southern Philippines

The official gave no details of the U.S. involvement, but a United States surveillance plan was see flying over Marawi on Friday. "We are saddened with the result. About 40 foreigners have fought alongside the Philippine militants in Marawi City , majority from Indonesia and Malaysia, though some came from the Middle East.

Author: 0 UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure

The snap election , which Theresa May hoped would bolster her bargaining position in inchoate Brexit talks , surprised in many ways. The Telegraph said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace her.

Author: 0 British Election Ends With A Hung Parliament

May will also need the support of the socially conservative , pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) which won 10 seats in Northern Ireland. For the second time in half a year, a British Conservative prime minister has let political hubris dictate their decision to turn to the voting public.

Author: 0 Theresa May seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen

The prime minister said she meant to form a government with the Democratic Unionists to form a government that would "provide certainty" and "lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country", according to the BBC . "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".

Author: 0 Theresa May set to form the government

The first is that two or more parties form a coalition government . Although the ruling Tories managed to increase their popular vote share by more than five percent from the last general election in 2015, earning 42.4 percent of the vote, they lost a good number of seats to Labour , which saw a bump of 9.5 percent from 2015, securing it a total of 40 percent.

Author: 0 Theresa May to 'reflect' after losing majority in Parliament

Votes have been counted in 649 of the 650 total constituencies, and Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party won 318 seats. The campaign began with a clear lead for May and the Conservatives , reinforcing a perception that Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was too left-wing to attract widespread support.

Global 'Critical milestone': Pentagon hails ICBM intercept test
Author: 0 'Critical milestone': Pentagon hails ICBM intercept test

The US system has been in development for over 15 years but Tuesday was the first attempt to target an intercontinental ballistic missile . Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Admiral Jim Syring said , "The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment for the GMD [Ground-based Missile Defense] system and a critical milestone for this program".

Global PM Modi meets China's Jinping at SCO summit; Curfew relaxed in Mandsaur
Author: 0 PM Modi meets China's Jinping at SCO summit; Curfew relaxed in Mandsaur

Modi said on Friday marked a historic turn in the SCO's journey and India was ready for an active and positive participation in the grouping. Most of the discussion is framed by traditional thinking. The SCO was set up in 2001 with the goal to foster security and co-operation between the member nations. Meanwhile, RATS Executive Director Evgeny Sysoev told the meeting the member states' security services have foiled 16 terrorist attacks on their territories, according to TASS.

Global Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row
Author: 0 Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row

The base houses almost 10,000 U.S. troops and is the forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command. Tillerson, whom Trump has tasked with de-escalating the dispute, said it is "troubling to the United States, the region and to many people who are directly affected".

Global Trump claims vindication on Twitter
Author: 0 Trump claims vindication on Twitter

Trump also said that he is willing to give his version of events described by Comey under oath. The tweet from Trump about Comey claiming total vindication was a milestone for the president in one way: It ended Trump's second-longest tweet drought since he became a presidential candidate, falling just three minutes shy of the all-time mark .

Global How members of congress reacted to the Comey hearing
Author: 0 How members of congress reacted to the Comey hearing

TRUMP: I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you. The US president was asked by a journalist if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath. "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", he told local media. Trump also accused Comey of lying to Congess during his testimony on Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee - an offense that can land a person in prison for up to five years .

Author: 0 Tehran attackers were Iranian Daesh recruits

Trump had said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday's attacks that were claimed by Islamic State, but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". Saudi Arabia and Iran regularly accuse each other of supporting extremists in the region. The attackers were Iranian nationals who had joined IS, Reza Seifollahi, deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said on state TV late Wednesday.

Author: 0 Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying

Two days after Comey was sacked, The New York Times reported on a January conversation - allegedly sourced from those Comey told about the encounter - in which Comey claimed Trump asked him for his loyalty. THE FACTS: Trump's claim of vindication from Comey's testimony is groundless. Donald Trump has finally broken his silence on sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony to the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

Global North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile
Author: 0 North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

The missiles were tested in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan where US aircraft carriers were participating in joint exercises with South Korea earlier this week. In 2016, the nearly $1.2 billion value of North Korea's coal exports accounted for about 40% of their total export revenue. These questions are sure to test not only the historic South Korea-U.S.

Author: 0 Cramer: Theresa May 'may or may not be prime minister'

US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he looks forward to working with her in strengthening the bilateral ties after she made a decision to form a minority government following snap polls. Her goal was to gain a strong mandate during negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union . Now the European Union negotiators know she hasn't got the full backing of the British people.

Global EPA head Scott Pruitt defends Paris exit
Author: 0 EPA head Scott Pruitt defends Paris exit

Haley vouched that the president not only believes in climate change but that human activity contributes to it. The Paris agreement implemented a series of targets created to limit the global average temperature, which proponents said could help halt the numerous impacts of climate change .

Author: 0 I'm 100% willing to testify about Comey's claims

Later, during a White House Rose Garden press conference with visiting Romanian president Klaus Iohannis, Mr Trump said , "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction". "I knew there might come a day when I might need a record of what happened, not only to defend myself, but to protect the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Global What a hung Parliament means for Britain
Author: 0 What a hung Parliament means for Britain

Parliament granted her wish and it was scheduled for Thursday, June 8. Commentators in Britain have already begun to wonder about the possibility of a fresh election in six months. What does this mean for the Labor Party ? The blame-game has started within the Conservative Party. But just as the Brexit vote was a surprise, so was this election.

Author: 0 Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Saudi Arabia and other states in the region to ease their blockade of the peninsula, saying it was affecting the US-led fight against Islamic State . Qatar dismissed the charges it was supporting extremists as groundless and said that its foreign policy would remain unchanged. "It's not clear which direction they're heading".

Author: 0 Three arrests in London terror probe on election eve

The UK Metropolitan police confirmed that Zaghba was among the three perpetrators of the terror attack on Tuesday while the names of other two attackers, Redouane and Khuram Shazad Butt, were revealed by Scotland Yard on Monday. The trio, wearing fake suicide bomb vests, were shot dead by eight officers outside a pub after police opened fire with an "unprecedented" hail of 50 bullets.

Author: 0 What might it cost UK's Theresa May to remain in power?

According to the Guardian , 207 women were elected to the House of Commons, breaking past the 196 women elected in 2015. Florence Faucher, a professor at the Center for European Studies at Sciences Po, told Sputnik that May might be replaced as a negotiator in the talks on United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union .

Author: 0 Qatar must stop funding terrorism

Trump s stern warning overshadowed an earlier declaration from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - who had also urged Saudi Arabia and its allies to ease their land and sea "blockade" of Qatar. "We don't see a military solution as an option", he said, adding that Qatar would not shut down its al-Jazeera news network. A diplomatic crisis of unprecedented scale erupted in the Gulf and wider region Monday, as eight governments dramatically cut ties with Qatar over its alleged support for ...

Author: 0 Trump Administration Tries to Salvage Gulf Relations, Contra Trump

State Department approved the potential sale of more than $1.4 billion worth of military training and equipment for Saudi Arabia, Qatar's biggest enemy in the region and the driving force behind the Qatari diplomatic crisis . It has also become closer to Moscow , even as they support opposing sides in the Syrian war and are also competitors in the gas market. He added that "we have taken these steps in the interest of Qatar .

Author: 0 Trump pushes infrastructure plan as Russian Federation probe heats up

The White House has yet to lay out the specifics of the infrastructure plan, which it hopes to achieve largely through public-private partnerships. Matt Bevin and two lieutenant governors from OH, the president laid out details to pay for infrastructure improvements with $200 billion in tax breaks, which Trump said he hopes will leverage $1 trillion worth of construction over time.

Author: 0 How Draymond Green Helped Make Kevin Durant's Move to Golden State Happen

It's not over. This is a insane game. "I don't want to get too far off of the goal at hand and the task at hand". "We witnessed a closing game by Kevin Durant that you can't prepare for", he said. "If we win the championship, I'm like 99 percent sure we don't get him", Green told ESPN . "I gave everything that I had to this game", James said.

Author: 0 Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar

Tillerson's statement also addressedthe "terror list " released by Saudi Arabia , UAE , Egypt and Bahrain earlier in the day that included members of the Qatari royal family, as well as Qatar charity organizations. "The Qataris will go by the official statements of the State and Defense departments, as they are actually representing official US policy". The gas-rich emirate's satellite news giant Al-Jazeera has also emerged as a point of contention, and on Thursday the broadcaster ...

Author: 0 Suspected militant killed in gunfight at Gurez along LoC

On Thursday, two infiltration bids were foiled in Uri and Machil sectors, in which three terrorists and a jawan were killed. A massive counter-terror operation led by 4 JaK Rif (Para) is underway, as attempts are being made to sanitise the area and take out untoward elements.

Global Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba, British police say
Author: 0 Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba, British police say

At a press briefing with questions mounting about what the authorities knew, Rowley said: "Butt was known to the police and MI5". British police on Tuesday named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London , and an Italian investigative source said he had been flagged to Britain as a potential risk after moving to England a year ago.

Author: 0 Opening day nightmare for Kerber

A victorious Ekaterina Makarova , of Russian Federation, left, shakes hands with Angelique Kerber , of Germany. "I think she played a good match". American Serena Williams, ranked No. 2, is sitting out the rest of the season due to her pregnancy. - World number one Angelique Kerber after her first round loss.

Author: 0 May to form new government after losing parliamentary majority

Even Owen Smith, the Labour MP who challenged Corbyn for the leadership previous year accepted that he had run a successful campaign. Mr Corbyn said Labour has won a "huge mandate" to challenge austerity. But Conservative lawmakers TIME spoke to in the hours after the vote said there was no appetite to remove May, despite the party's losses . The election result also throws into doubt whether Britain will now seek the hard Brexit that May and the right wing of her party have ...

Author: 0 Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

The boycott ended after Qatar agreed to a string of concessions including relocating leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to Turkey and cooperating with Gulf States on intelligence and security. A senator on the Foreign Relations Committee, Chris Murphy, D-Conn., noticed the contradiction between Trump and Tillerson's remarks, writing on Twitter that this is not how foreign policy is supposed to work.

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls ex-FBI director James Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

Comey delivered his answer clearly. Comey asserted Thursday that Trump fired him because of the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. In one of the unexpected moments of the day, Comey essentially took credit for Mueller being on the case. During his testimony , Comey admitted to leaking copies of memo notes he wrote after conversations with Trump to a friend with the idea that it would wind up in the media.

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