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Trump backs Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar

Qatar is home to the biggest USA airbase in the Middle East, Al-Udeid, where some 10,000 military personnel are stationed. And while he blames the July coup attempt on the Pennsylvania-based Turkish imam Fethullah Gulen, the source said, "Erdogan believes that Gulen could not have acted without America and Israel's support and that they may try to go after him again, and going after Qatar is like going after Turkey". Read More

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Saudi FM Says Qatar Policies on Supporting Extremist Groups Must Change

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday . The country's emir, Sabah Ahmed al-Sabah, headed to Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman. The desert nation is heavily reliant on food imports, predominantly through its border with Saudi Arabia, where hundreds of trucks transporting food and construction materials have now been stopped ... Read More

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1 dead in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

1 dead in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have blamed Saudi Arabia for the first terrorist attack claimed by Islamic State in which 12 people were killed and dozens more injured. The attack will also undoubtedly raise tensions even higher in the region, coming days after Iran's Sunni arch-rival Saudi Arabia moved to isolate Qatar, the sole Gulf nation that maintains relations with Iran. Read More

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Trump offers to host feuding Gulf nations at White House

On Tuesday, Reza Nourani, head of the National Union of Iran's Agricultural Products, said Iran was prepared to provide Qatar with whatever food products the Arab country needs. "We have great confidence in the president's ability to calm this crisis and to resolve it", Al Thani said in an interview. Saudi Arabia's ruling monarch King Salman met Meng Jianzhu, a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Riyadh in November past year. Read More

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Police name 2 London attackers, say 1 was known to authorities

Police confirmed that he was known to them and to MI5, the British intelligence service, but said they did not have evidence of a terrorist plot. When questioned by police at the airport about the reasons for his journey, he replied: " I'm going to be a terrorist ". The nearby London Bridge rail station also reopened after police cordons around it "were lifted earlier than expected", according to transportation officials, but police said the public should expect to see extra ... Read More

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Senate clears way for new sanctions on Iran

BBC says that despite Iran's active involvement in fighting IS in both Iraq and Syria, the Sunni group has not until now carried out any attacks inside Iran, and appears to have little support in this predominantly Shia country. Witnesses said the jihadists were on the fourth floor of the parliament building shooting down at pedestrians on the street. Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge for the bloodshed, but pointed the finger at the USA and Saudi Arabia in the wake of ... Read More

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Pak militants killed in foiled infiltration bid

Pak militants killed in foiled infiltration bid

Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told Kashmir Reader that three militants were killed during a gunfight between a group of infiltrating militants and army along the LoC in Machil sector. Three heavily-armed militants were killed in the operation, the official said adding that their bodies along with a large haul of arms and ammunition was recovered from the scene of the encounter. Read More

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Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times

Following the attack, the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deaths in Cairo . President Abdel Fattah al Sisi has promised to "protect his people from the evil". The last time the monument's lights were turned off was on May 23, in tribute to the 22 persons killed and dozens wounded in the terror attack in Manchester, United Kingdom. Read More

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In sign of new Middle East, Saudi and Iranian on Israeli TV

Qatar denies supporting extremism. A National Security Council spokesman didn't return NBC News' request for comment on the administration's plans in the Middle East as they relate to this issue. Its emir , Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, met Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and other senior UAE officials in Dubai on Wednesday, after talks the day before with King Salman in Saudi Arabia. Read More

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Iran minister calls Trump's condolences for attacks 'repugnant'

The assailants who carried out the two deadly attacks in Tehran resulting in the deaths of 13 people were Iranians who were recruited by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a top security official said on Thursday. The other said the attacks, and speculation over who backed them, would push Iran toward "a harsher regional policy". According to Tasnim news agency, at least eight people have been injured in the shooting attack. Read More

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New raids, 'several' arrests over London attack

Although the attackers were also dead, authorities raced to determine whether they had accomplices, and Prime Minister Theresa May warned that the country faced a new threat from copycat attacks. Daesh had claimed responsibility for London attack, as it did for the Manchester bombing almost two weeks ago, in which 22 were killed. It was lowered once intelligence agencies were comfortable that this wasn't the case. Read More

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North Korea blasts Trump as 'silly,' 'ignorant' over Paris Accord withdrawal

North Korea blasts Trump as 'silly,' 'ignorant' over Paris Accord withdrawal

Many industry leaders expressed their disappointment and their renewed commitment to fight climate change with or without the help of President Trump . While Chinese and European officials have indicated that they view Trump's decision as separate from the rest of American leadership, several US state leaders have proposed worldwide collaboration to curb carbon emissions. Read More

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Moscow says 'zero' proof Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

The call came a day after Trump appeared to back Saudi Arabia strong-arming the emirate, which is home to 10,000 United States troops. He suggested Qatar was funding extremism. Iran is Saudi Arabia's regional rival, and the comments prompted angry reactions Riyadh and other Gulf capitals, culminating in the decision this week by six Arab states to break ties with Qatar . Read More

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Mandsaur DM heckled, ex-MP detained on way to meet farmers

Mandsaur DM heckled, ex-MP detained on way to meet farmers

Responding to the incident, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his condolences and announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next kin of the deceased killed in the incident. "The Congress is trying to give it a political angle", Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said. The CM accused Congress of instigating the violence and said, "The deaths in Mandsaur are unfortunate". Read More

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Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

Anne Copp, R-Danbury, said in a statement released by the Freedom Caucus. The meeting with GOP congressional leaders focused on health care , tax reform and other agenda items, but Trump also used the opportunity to muse about putting solar panels on the wall he hopes to build between the USA and Mexico. Read More

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Sturgeon urges voters to help keep Tories in check

On Monday, Mr Corbyn threw Scottish Labour into turmoil after he said he would "open discussions" on another poll with the SNP if he won the keys to No 10 next week. Questioned after her speech about her change in stance, Sturgeon confirmed she no longer had clear date in mind. The Scottish Parliament must seek permission from Westminster for a legally-binding vote to be held, which Sturgeon wants to take place between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. Read More

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Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of "pathetic excuse" over attack statement

On Sunday, an aide said the mayor had "more important things to do" than respond to Trump's tweets . "You think that the mayor was saying there was no reason to be alarmed by an attack on his city?" Police have said Saturday's attack involved three men who were inside a van that struck pedestrians on London Bridge, then got out and stabbed numerous people at a nearby market area before being shot dead by police. Read More

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Backed force on eastern edge of Syria's Raqa: monitor

The US-SDF partnership has complicated relations with Turkey, which views the group's Kurdish component as an extension of a terror group operating inside its own borders. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, an activist group in Raqqa, said people attempted to flee after previous coalition air raids targeted the old and new bridge areas near Raqqa city. Read More

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Brazil's president faces key court session in campaign case

Brazil's president faces key court session in campaign case

Brazil's constitution has no clear rules for such a presidential eviction, and in such an unprecedented situation, the court would have to decide whether Temer can continue in office pending an appeal. Security around the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) building in Brasilia is being reinforced for the start of the trial that seeks the annulment of the 2014 Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer presidential ticket. Read More

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Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, 'Obamacare' on Agenda for Ohio Visit

Comey could offer new details regarding discussions with Trump about the federal investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. The conversation then moved on. I did not say I would "let this go". The White House did not provide details on the waterways plan, but spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday that the president would "speak about his wide-ranging vision for rebuilding our country". Read More

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London Bridge terror attack killers named by police

All three men were shot dead by armed officers within minutes of launching the attack in London Bridge and Borough Market . Nearly 50 were wounded. Police chief Cressida Dick said investigators had seized "a huge amount of forensic material" from the van. Security has been increased at London hospitals, but the National Health Service said services were operating as normal. Read More

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Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh tries to evacuate one million

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh tries to evacuate one million

Some of the Rohingyas said there had been no attempt to evacuate the undocumented refugees, but the authorities said the camps were not evacuated as they were located in hilly areas which were unlikely to be inundated by storm surge. In a special bulletin, Bangladesh weather office has issued cyclone warning great danger signal No. 10, for the ports of in Chittagong and Cox's Bazar. Read More

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Sadiq Khan criticises 'ill-informed' Donald Trump's response to London attack

Sadiq Khan criticises 'ill-informed' Donald Trump's response to London attack

What Trump failed to take into account - or deliberately ignored - was that Khan's comments about there being "no reason to alarmed" was actually in relation to the increase in armed police protecting Londoners. "The Mayor is busy working with the police, emergency services and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack and provide leadership and reassurance to Londoners and visitors to our city". Read More

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White House Asks US Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

Last month, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed a federal judge's decision from March, which found the core provision of the revised executive order - temporarily blocking foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA - likely violates the Constitution because its primary objective was to disfavor Muslims. Read More

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