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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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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

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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Iran supreme leader: Attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis

Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Friday that more than three dozen suspects had been arrested across the country in connection with the attacks . ISIS, a Sunni group, considers Shi'ite Iran to be apostates, and Teheran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq . The video released of the parliament attack by ISIL shows one of the terrorists saying , "Oh, Sunni people in Iran , don't you feel the pain from those shackles that are tied around your wrists ... Read More

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DPRK confirms test firing ground-to-sea cruise missiles

North Korea is once again testing the global community's patience, this time firing two land-to-ship cruise missiles less than 24 hours after South Korea delayed any further rollout of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system. The latest round of missile launches came a day after South Korea's new president Moon Jae-in announced he was suspending the rollout of a THAAD, created to deter a missile attack from Pyongyang, which it is installing in collaboration with the U.S. Read More

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Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks

The "spilled blood of the innocent will not remain unavenged", the Revolutionary Guard statement said. Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif tweeted: "Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland". Reza Seifollahi, an official in the country's Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by Iranian media as saying that the perpetrators of the attacks were Iranian nationals . Read More

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Trump denies seeking Comey 'loyalty,' dodges tapes question

Trump denies seeking Comey 'loyalty,' dodges tapes question

He also said that any other explanations that have come from the White House were "lies, plain and simple", as Jessica reports . On Friday, the president addressed those claims . Circuit Court of Appeals, in St. Louis, upheld a judge's decision to impose a longer sentence because the man had also obstructed justice by telling his girlfriend, a potential witness, "I hope and pray to God you didn't say anything about a weapon". Read More

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Who do you believe, Comey or Trump?

Who do you believe, Comey or Trump?

But he had no fewer than nine conversations with Donald Trump in four months and knew he had to record the details afterwards. "Who would do that?" House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Thursday that Trump "is new at this, new to government ", adding that he probably "wasn't steeped in the long running protocols that established the relationships between the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and White Houses ". Read More

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Police increase patrols in Tehran after Iran terror attacks

In an apparently coordinated attempt, two terrorist groups attacked mausoleum of the late Imam Khomenini, southern Tehran , and the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Wednesday morning killing 17 people and injuring 52 more. Parliament operation ended by security forces who killed the terrorists. On Wednesday, Macron's office issued a statement saying the French president has discussed the Qatar crisis with the Iranian president and in separate telephone conversations with leaders of ... Read More

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Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute

By Wednesday, the White House was announcing that Trump had spoken with Qatar's emir, offering to help the sides resolve their differences, "including through a meeting at the White House if necessary". Soccer's world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association also has said it remains in regular contact with Qatar , which will host the 2022 World Cup. Read More

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Hawaii passes law committing state to Paris climate deal

Do we not have a duty, considering we emit a large portion of the total emissions in the world, to stay in the agreement? "It's important to us", he said. Brown just returned from a five-day trip in China, where he signed a deal to increase work on green technology development just days after President Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement. Read More

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Modi favouring rich, giving farmers only bullets: Rahul

Modi favouring rich, giving farmers only bullets: Rahul

Targetting the opposition party, he recalled an incident in the state's Betul district on January 12, 1998, where 24 farmers died allegedly in police firing ordered by then chief minister and Congress leader Digvijay Singh. Earlier, the district administration denied him permission to enter Mandsaur . On the other hand the state Congress said that it will demand a special session of the state legislative assembly on the farmers agitation. Read More

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