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Iran arrests seven Tehran attack suspects

On Thursday, authorities said the assailants were Iranian nationals and that they had arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack on Wednesday in Tehran . The seven persons were affiliated to terrorist groups, the police added. In his post, Zarif also hinted at the lack of democracy in Saudi Arabia , saying the Al Saud's hatred towards this system of government has been the main reason they encouraged their mercenaries to attack the Iranian Parliament, which is among the ... Read More

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Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks

Sunni Saudi Arabia denied any involvement in the attacks. IS has also claimed multiple attacks inside Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, another attack took place at the Imam Khomeini Shrine. In a video that appeared to have been recorded before the attack on Tehran , five masked fighters were shown threatening Shi´ites in Iran as well as the Saudi Arabian government saying their turn "will come". Read More

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Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Two terrorist groups attacked mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini and the Iranian Parliament on Wednesday morning (June 7), killing 17 people and injuring 52 more. An earlier statement from Iran's ministry of intelligence had said that they arrested 41 ISIS members within the three Kurdish provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan Gharbi, and also in Tehran . Read More

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Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

The figure for the hearing, touted as "Washington's Super Bowl ", includes viewers across all ad-supported broadcast and cable networks that carried it from 10 a.m.to around 1 p.m. Last month, James Comey was sacked without warning by President Donald Trump. In addition to capturing the attention of newshounds and politicos , what would typically be a humdrum proceeding was a source of entertainment for many. Read More

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Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Nearly 60 percent of Conservative members want Prime Minister Theresa May to resign following her election failure, according to a survey published Saturday. The British pound tumbled against the USA dollar and the euro after the election result. May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet, after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. Read More

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Farmers hopeful for 'pro-farmer' decision amid CM Chouhan's indefinite fast

Farmers hopeful for 'pro-farmer' decision amid CM Chouhan's indefinite fast

I know your (farmers) problems", he added. The CM also said that the state government will bring in a loan-settlement scheme for farmers who defaulted on the repayment of their loans. "Our meeting with Chief Minister was cordial, but we will continue our agitation till our demands are met", he declared. Whenever farmers had any trouble, he did not stay at home but went to them. Read More

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Intelligence Heads Say No Pressure From Trump on Russia Probe

Intelligence Heads Say No Pressure From Trump on Russia Probe

His written testimony, already released, shows he kept a meticulous record of his meetings with President Trump . In his opening statement, the top Democrat on the committee, Sen. McCabe repeated his first answer, and Heinrich reminded McCabe again the question was about the conversations that he (McCabe) had with Comey. Rogers said, "Because I feel it is inappropriate". Read More

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Doha Urges Gulf Resolution, Erdogan Justifies Troop Deployment in Qatar

Trump on June 9 said Qatar "has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have ordered all Qatari nationals to leave their countries within 14 days. Saudi Arabia has banned the wearing of any Barcelona shirt with a Qatar Airways logo due to their continued ties with the company. Saudi Arabia and its allies are demanding an immediate change of policy by Qatar was essential. Read More

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Arab states issue Qatar 'terror list'

The president did not limit his call for greater action against terrorism to Qatar alone but instead urged "Qatar and other nations in the region to do more to combat terrorism and do it faster". Those on the list, including the former interior minister, could not be reached for comment.numerous others added to the list are figures associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have made Qatar a base, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi. Read More

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UAE Threatens Qatar with Economic Embargo

The United Arab Emirates joined Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in cutting off diplomatic ties to Qatar on Monday. Qatar has vehemently denied all charges. Doha should also stop using media in promoting extremist agenda, he added. The Persian Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home. Read More

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Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

On March 1, The Washington Post reported that he met twice with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak , during the campaign. Sessions noted that several lawmakers on those panels had said they meant to ask him about the Russian Federation investigation, after testimony by former FBI director James Comey before the intelligence committee Thursday. Read More

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May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

A " confidence and supply " arrangement is a far looser deal than a formal coalition or pact. Her real test is likely to come when MPs vote on her programme after it is outlined in parliament by Queen Elizabeth II on June 19. Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. Ruth Davidson, the gay Scottish Conservative leader. Read More

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European Union tells May 'no time to lose' on Brexit

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has delivered a similar warning about the threats. Now that it has chose to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. "We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar", Merkel said during a visit to Mexico. To make matters worse, she saw her majority evaporate. The talks were set to officially begin on June 19. Read More

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Modi meets Xi, calls for respecting each other's core concerns

Prime Minister Modi said that India and China were ancient civilisations with a long-standing friendship. Modi hailed India's accession as a "landmark moment in the journey of the SCO " and pledged his country would play a "constructive and active role" in the organisation that also includes ex-Soviet states of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Read More

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House intel panel approves subpoenas for Flynn, Trump lawyer Cohen

House intel panel approves subpoenas for Flynn, Trump lawyer Cohen

The leaders of the committee's Russian Federation investigation, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., did not mention the subpoenas to former Obama administration officials in their statement about the probe. Flynn plans to produce some of the documents by next week, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Flynn's private interactions with the committee. Read More

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Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Qatar on Friday dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organizations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. On Thursday, the Trump administration offered a mediator: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who negotiated for years with Qatari leaders when he served as CEO of Exxon Mobil. Read More

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BJP stands in support of Shivraj Chouhan's indefinite fast

BJP stands in support of Shivraj Chouhan's indefinite fast

Opposition parties, including Congress , have called the CM's move a "drama". "Though he is trying to send a message that he is doing Gandhi-giri (using a Gandhian way), it is absolutely not so. He also said that the chief minister met farmers' leaders on June 4 and assured that their problems will be resolved. Sena's media in-charge Apoorva Dubey, who reached the Dusshera Maidan, told reporters, "Instead of sitting here, he should have gone to Mandsaur to comfort and help the farmers". Read More

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Curfew-Like Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley

Curfew-Like Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley

Bhat was killed by Indian Army in Saimouh village of South Kashmir's Tral town on Saturday. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Munir Khan said the situation across the Valley remained under control. Curfew and restrictions were imposed by authorities in major areas of Srinagar and other "sensitive" places in the valley to thwart protests and people from reaching Tral, while a shutdown, called by separatists, was observed over the killing of Sabzar and his associate Faizan Muzaffar ... Read More

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Saudi Arabia bloc issues terror list of groups, people linked to Qatar

Saudi Arabia bloc issues terror list of groups, people linked to Qatar

Qatar Airways group CEO Akbar Al Baker said that Qatar Airways ensured that "all passengers were brought home safely to Doha within 24 hours of the flight cancellations". For years, Qatar has provided funds and support to the Muslim Brotherhood , Hamas and extremist groups in Syria, Libya and elsewhere. "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said, though he declined to say how, even as he contradicted the Pentagon. Read More

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Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: 'Burn down police station,' Says Congress Lawmaker

Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: 'Burn down police station,' Says Congress Lawmaker

As Khatik repeatedly incited the mob, a police official was seen requesting the MLA to calm down. In the video, police are seen trying to pacify an agitated Shakuntala Khatik who is heard asking people to set the police station on fire. The Congress should answer for this and Rahul Gandhi should apologise for the irresponsible behavior of his party men. He said that the Congress was politicising the protest and going there for photo ops and doing nothing for the farmers. Read More

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What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business

What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business

A look at some key questions about the accord and Trump's decision. It reiterated tough fuel-efficiency standards for automakers. Fortunately, the reaction to Trump's announcement has been encouraging. Branson said he's optimistic that the momentum from the conference will lead to sustained action to meet United Nations goals of cleaning up the oceans and ending overfishing by 2030. Read More

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After Hamas decade, Gaza short on freedom, jobs, electricity

Hamas released an official statement denying that Qatar gave the organization a list of officials and other Hamas members who should be expelled from the country. The ministry, run by Gaza's ruling Hamas, said six other Palestinians were wounded during the clashes in Jabaliya. Qatar has been one of the few foreign backers of internationally shunned Hamas, an Islamic terror group that has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007. Read More

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Man arrested over Manchester attack released

Man arrested over Manchester attack released

Eleven people remain in custody for questioning following a series of raids across the country as three men - two aged 20 and 24 from the Fallowfield area and a 37-year-old from Blackley - were released without charge on Tuesday. Abedi's father and his younger brother have been arrested by counterterrorist forces, while his elder brother Ismail, 23, was arrested in Manchester following the attack. Read More

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British police identify third London Bridge attacker

British police identify third London Bridge attacker

An undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police, London , and made available Saturday, June 10, 2017, of a wine bottle recovered from the scene of the London Bridge attacks of Saturday June 3 which killed . Earlier this week the gym put a note on its door which read: 'While Mr Butt did occasionally train here at UFC gym we do not know him well nor did we see anything of concern'. Read More

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Amit Shah calls Mahatma Gandhi 'chatur baniya', Congress demands apology

Amit Shah calls Mahatma Gandhi 'chatur baniya', Congress demands apology

Aur isi liye Mahatma Gandhi ne durandesi ke saath, bahut chatur baniya tha woh, usko maloom tha aage kya hone waala hai, usne azadi ke baad turant kaha tha, Congress ko bikher dena chahiye . He added that it was clear that if Congress president Sonia Gandhi stepped away, Rahul Gandhi would take over as Congress president but nobody could predict who the next BJP president would be. Read More

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Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

Qatar is home to a vital USA military base. Shortly after Tillerson's remarks, the Pentagon said that the Qatar blockade was "hindering" the ability to plan for long-term operations. A top Emirati diplomat has called U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets on Qatar "very courageous and extraordinary". The U.S.is carrying out military action in the region in its campaign against ISIS from the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Read More

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More than 130 Imams refuse to perform funeral prayers for London attackers

More than 130 Imams refuse to perform funeral prayers for London attackers

In 2015, then-Prime Minister David Cameron also angered the Muslim community by saying that it had to do more to tackle extremism and that it was time for the "silent majority" to stand up. "It's the last prayer in which Muslims traditionally seek forgiveness from God". The funeral ritual is usually performed for a deceased Muslim no matter what the person did in the past, so this move is unprecendented for Imams. Read More

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Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

Two days from a parliamentary election that has been upended by a van and knife attack that killed seven people in the heart of London, Prime Minister Theresa May's record on security dominated the campaign agenda on Tuesday. Redouane had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan and used a different name, Rachid Elkhdar, with a different date of birth. They include a teenager who went to the same gym as Butt who said he was approached to join Islamic State, and a woman who told police she ... Read More

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May's United Kingdom election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

A grim-faced Mrs May said she was confident that she could work with "our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party " to help secure a successful Brexit. Bohuslav Sobotka said that too much time had already been wasted. "I felt passionate about voting to make sure Theresa May knew that young people like me would never support her or a Conservative government", said 23-year-old student Janet Walsh, who voted Labour. Read More

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USA tells United Nations human rights forum to remove 'chronic anti-Israel bias'

Zeid called out members such as Venezuela , Egypt, Nigeria and the Philippines for blocking multiple United Nations expert visits to these human rights hot spots. "We're starting to see a turn in New York", Haley told him. Nikki Haley spoke Wednesday in Jerusalem a day after she berated the U.N.'s top human rights body for ignoring countries with horrendous human rights records while focusing obsessively on Israel. Read More

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Iran Investigating Saudi Role In Attacks

The state-run IRNA news agency also reported on Thursday that the death toll in the attacks had risen to 17, citing Ahmad Shojaei, the head of the country's forensic centre. "Rightly or wrongly, the perception inside Iran is going to be that Saudi Arabia is behind the attack", said Handjani. Fifty-two others were injured in the attacks, according to the Interior Ministry. Read More

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Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

Trump also accused the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director of saying things that " just weren't true" in his testimony but added that Comey also "confirmed a lot of what I said". Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee asked on Friday for Comey's memos to be handed over, and separately sent a letter to the White House demanding any "recordings or memoranda" of conversations with Comey that Trump or the White House may or may not possess. Read More

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