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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

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

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

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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Email reveals Jacob Zuma 'plans second home in Dubai'

Email reveals Jacob Zuma 'plans second home in Dubai'

They are also concerned about a dip in popularity ahead of national elections in 2019. "Nothing was out of bounds. we all made a decision to speak our minds", said a second source. But the president retains widespread support from ANC members in some rural areas and has been able to rely on lawmakers to survive previous votes of no confidence. Read More

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How Comey's 'smoking gun' could kill the Trump presidency

Trump made the remarks while responding to questions on Comey's explosive testimony in which he accused the president of trying to stop a probe into the alleged Russian interference in the U.S. Later Friday, Trump declined to rule out his previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey. "I don't know, I find matters that are briefed to the gang of eight are pretty tightly held in my experience", Comey said. Read More

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Trump accuses Qatar, Mideast host to U.S. troops, of funding terror

Trump accuses Qatar, Mideast host to U.S. troops, of funding terror

The tough USA line was a rebuff for Qatar s efforts to reach out for support from overseas. Tillerson , too, faulted Qatar for allowing funds to flow to extremist groups, but in terms that were much less severe. But Tillerson on Friday said the blockade was causing food shortages, the forced separation of families and children being pulled out of school. Saudi Arabia said its action followed the conclusions of last month's Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, where Trump delivered ... Read More

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Lavrov: Russia makes efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

Also on Monday, Tillerson said he did not "expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified fight against terrorism in the region or globally". They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. He warned that the Persian Gulf crisis is hindering USA efforts to fight the Islamic State group. Read More

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Comey's caution to meet Trump's tweets in Russian Federation hearing

Comey's caution to meet Trump's tweets in Russian Federation hearing

Mr Trump insists that Mr Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave on Thursday to the Senate intelligence committee. His prepared statement was released Wednesday afternoon. Trump has remained relatively media shy since the Justice Department tapped former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel looking into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible ties to it. Read More

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UAE President Offers Condolences to Iran After Deadly Attacks

A statement issued Wednesday evening stopped short of alleging direct Saudi involvement but called it "meaningful" that the attacks followed Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia , where he strongly asserted Washington's support for Riyadh. Nonetheless, if confirmed, this will be IS's first attack in Iran proper. Iranian authorities have arrested 41 suspects in connection with this week's attacks in Tehran, the interior ministry said. Read More

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Most diverse parliament yet tells "positive story about integration"

Layla Moran has become the only Liberal Democrats BAME MP who overturned a Conservative majority of almost 10,000 to take the Oxford West and Abingdon seat. Any prime minister needs to have enough MPs on their team to be able to win votes and pass laws in the Houses of Commons . She almost doubled her majority in the constituency and earned nearly double the number of votes than her closest competitor, Labour's Solomon Curtis. Read More

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Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote

European Union states are getting impatient about the delays in the Brexit talks, with some warning Friday after Britain's inconclusive election that the country should not be given more than the allotted two years to settle its divorce. Meanwhile, Michael Fuchs, senior economic adviser to the German chancellor, told the BBC the result meant it was time for Mrs May "to face realities" and soften her approach. Read More

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'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations

And some of the things that he said just weren't true", Trump said at an event in the White House Rose Garden. At the Friday news conference, Trump said he planned to talk in "the very near future" about whether audiotapes exist from his February 14 conversation with Comey - a discussion at which the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Trump told him he hoped Justice Department investigators would "let go" former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More

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N. Ireland Unionists turn kingmakers after UK election

Speaking of the coalition with the DUP , May said that the two parties had "enjoyed a strong relationship over many years" - and that she would pull Britain together "to secure a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone". With the DUP providing the Conservatives a narrow, but crucial, majority in Parliament , it could have an outsized influence. In 2016, DUP leader Arlene Foster said: "I would not want abortion to be as freely available here as it is in England". Read More

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Baghdad rejects Kurds' move to press for independence unilaterally

Baghdad rejects Kurds' move to press for independence unilaterally

Also commenting on the decision, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in a statement, "Our opinion is loud and clear". President Massoud Barzani announced that a referendum on the Kurds' independence would be held on September 25. Iraqi parliamentary elections are expected to be held on November 6. Yildirim noted that holding a referendum on independence of the autonomous Kurdistan Region in Northern Iraq is an irresponsible decision. Read More

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