• Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar
Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar

Speaking in a rare interview, Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press that Qatar has "chosen to ride the tiger of extremism and terrorism" and now needed to pay the price. Qatar faced a similar crisis in 2014 that saw Arab countries pull their ambassadors from the country. Reiterating comments by G...

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  • Strikes aimed at militants kill 11 Philippine soldiers
Strikes aimed at militants kill 11 Philippine soldiers

The attacker carried an assault rifle but did not fire the weapon, many news agencies reported . "The report we got from the civilians from Marawi is they saw a lot of foreign-looking fighters", Lorenzana said . "This equipment will enhance the (Philippine Marines") counterterrorism capabilities, and help protect (troops) actively engaged i...

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  • MP farmers protest: Shivraj Singh Chauhan to go on fast
MP farmers protest: Shivraj Singh Chauhan to go on fast

He will hold the fast at the Dussehra Ground in Bhopal . The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh had sought to cool tempers by announcing certain measures, including a settlement scheme for cultivators who had defaulted on repayment of loans.

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  • Rahul Gandhi taken into custody on way to Madhya Pradesh
Rahul Gandhi taken into custody on way to Madhya Pradesh

While expressing sympathy with Mandsaur farmers and their families who became a victim of police brutality, a small farmer Arur Singh said: "With my experience, I can say Mandsaur will be repeated in Punjab too". The minister's remarks assume significance as the authorities had been claiming that the police had not fired during protests at Pi...

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  • No-one has right to 'blockade' my country, says Qatar foreign minister
No-one has right to 'blockade' my country, says Qatar foreign minister

Trump, however, appeared Friday to sharply contradict his Secretary of State, who just hours earlier had called on Arab nations to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar . While Trump continued to side with the Saudis in their standoff with Qatar, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on June 9 called for an easing of the Arab blockade - a s...

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  • Outraged Muslim Leaders Refuse to Pray for London Terrorists
Outraged Muslim Leaders Refuse to Pray for London Terrorists

The three attackers had been shot dead. Some 30 people were killed and more than 150 wounded in the two attacks that took place within a matter of weeks of each other. The so-called Islamic State group has since claimed responsibility for the attacks. Referring to the killings as "cold-blooded murders", the statement outlined the position o...

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  • Enhance connectivity without infringing sovereignty: Modi at
Enhance connectivity without infringing sovereignty: Modi at

With Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif listening in, PM Modi said unless all member countries make coordinated and bold efforts to fight terrorism - right from radicalisation to recruitment of terrorists, their training and terror financing - it would be "impossible" to resolve the problem.

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  • Photos show gunmen storming Iran's parliament during attacks in Tehran
Photos show gunmen storming Iran's parliament during attacks in Tehran

People attend the funeral of the victims who were killed on the June 7 attack at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum , in Tehran , Iran June 9, 2017. "At a time when the Iranian nation was facing the terrorist incidents, the US Senate shamelessly approved the bill [to impose new sanction against Iran]", Larijani said.

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  • Macron's white-knuckle handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'
Macron's white-knuckle handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'

They offered a new perspective on "white knuckling" their way through an event. While Italy hopes the G7 meeting in Taormina , on the cliffs of eastern Sicily, will concentrate minds on Europe's migrant crisis, the British leader has said she wants to set out her stall on measures to tackle internet extremism.

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  • What nerves? Rookies making an impact in Stanley Cup Final
What nerves? Rookies making an impact in Stanley Cup Final

Not to discriminate, but Pittsburgh scored on the first shot on Predators backup Juuse Saros in the second period. "My theory of coaching Sid is just the opposite", Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said . Crosby is the best player in the game and they have him on their team, everything short of actually maiming a guy on the ice will be ju...

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  • Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy
Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy

USA president Donald Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday about Qatar funding extremists , called Sheikh Tamim on Wednesday and offered to host leaders at the White House to resolve the crisis. Their "fingerprints are all over the place" in terror funding, Mr Gargash said. Those nations, most notably Saudi Arabia, disagree with Qatar over the role ...

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  • Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks
Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

The Islamic State group claimed the Tehran attacks; no link has emerged of Saudi Arabia's involvement. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has rejected US President, Donald Trump's condolence message for deadly terrorist attacks in Tehran.

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  • Iran supreme leader: Attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis
Iran supreme leader: Attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis

Iran's leadership on Friday accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people this week. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have pointed the finger at regional rival Saudi Arabia - a close USA ally - which Tehran accuses of funding extremism and groups including IS.

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  • British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election
British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election

Yes, the Conservatives lost the bare majority that they had possessed previously by losing a net of 12 seats (controlling now 318 seats) as trumpeted by the celebratory media. "Everybody is positioning themselves", said Anand Menon , professor of European politics and foreign affairs at Kings College London . After months of slurs bandied bet...

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  • Australia decides to toughen parole laws after fatal siege
Australia decides to toughen parole laws after fatal siege

A man has been charged following a series of raids by counterterrorism police in Melbourne on Friday. Magistrate Robert Kumar denied the application. it has led us to execute [warrants] this morning". A 32-year-old man was arrested on Friday, but police said he was not "of national security interest".

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  • Five Tehran attackers had fought for IS, says Iran
Five Tehran attackers had fought for IS, says Iran

A few senators pleaded for a delay until next week of the previously scheduled vote in light of the attacks in Iran . The country's Supreme Leader said the attacks will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the US and Saudi Arabia.

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  • Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'
Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'

The blockade is also impairing US and other worldwide business activities in the region and has created a hardship on the people of Qatar and the people whose livelihoods depend on commerce with Qatar. The false report further enflamed tensions between Qatar and other Gulf states (including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates). Ot...

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  • UK PM May's election gamble in doubt
UK PM May's election gamble in doubt

The Prime Minister said it was important to consult with organisations involved in elderly care to make sure it is set at the "right level". UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has cut down the gap between his party and Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party to only one point, raising the stakes in the June 8 general election , according...

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  • Coast Guard pulled man from failing duct-taped boat
Coast Guard pulled man from failing duct-taped boat

Just after 3 km the boat started getting flooded owing to heavy swell and high waves near Tannirbhavi. The Coast Guard delivered the man, dog and boat to Douglas Harbor in Juneau. New Mangalore Port Trust too kept their Tug standby to assist the rescue. He's Sisyphus, which is to say he is all of us, which is to say that maybe one day you, too, wi...

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  • After five appearances, Hussain Nawaz hopes JIT has finished questioning him
After five appearances, Hussain Nawaz hopes JIT has finished questioning him

To a question, he said no one can be punished on the basis of suspicions and doubts. Responding to a question about the JIT photo leak, he said, "Only the people who leaked the JIT photo can explain the reasons behind doing so". Sources said that the team also grilled Hassan, asking him the details of his family's offshore assets and financial de...

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  • Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks
Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks

He said the men spoke Arabic in the video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant group from inside the building. In turn, the Ministry of Intelligence ratified the Iranian nationality of the five terrorists killed on Wednesday and identified them only as Abu Jahad, Ghayom, Fereidoun, Saryas and Ramin, because due to "social...

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  • Syrian army reaches border with Iraq near Al Tanf
Syrian army reaches border with Iraq near Al Tanf

The pro-government forces brought in additional equipment and called in airstrikes to repel the assault, and the USA was informed of those developments through the so-called "deconfliction line" it has set up with Russian military officials.

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  • Qataris Banned from Flying Via UAE as Gulf Curbs Mount
Qataris Banned from Flying Via UAE as Gulf Curbs Mount

The alleged comments by Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in which he criticized the harsh rhetoric aimed at Iran by the Gulf states and the United States and asserted his support for Palestinian militant group Hamas and his ties with Israel, simmered tensions between the Gulf states.

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  • US forces back PH troops in Marawi
US forces back PH troops in Marawi

Philippine National Police Special Action Force personnel man a checkpoint in Marawi city , as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, in Philippines June 10, 2017. Maute wants to set up an Islamic state in Lanao province in Mindanao's north, one of the poorest regions in the Philippines. The assistance...

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  • What you need to know about Britain's surprising election
What you need to know about Britain's surprising election

Theresa May has vowed to form the government with support of the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland, amidst calls for her to step down, even by people within her party. The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat Party did not make its hoped-for inroads. Experts say one reason Jeremy Corbyn , who heads the Labour Party, did so well in t...

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  • British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire
British shock: PM May's election gamble appears to backfire

The Democratic Unionist Party itself has long criticized the idea of a Hard Brexit , and it is believed that May will have to change her own plans to get the DUP's support. During the night, Brexit Secretary David Davis appeared to concede that the Conservatives had lost their mandate to leave the EU single market and customs union.

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  • Theresa May to 'reflect' after disastrous election result
Theresa May to 'reflect' after disastrous election result

Rather than securing the landslide victory she craved, May saw her party lose seats and fail to secure a majority in Parliament. SNP's loss has been Labour and Conservative Party's gain. "We don't know when Brexit talks start". The first casualty of the results is Paul Nuttall, leader of UKIP, the party set up to campaign for Britain to l...

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  • British Election Ends With A Hung Parliament
British Election Ends With A Hung Parliament

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will also likely table a confidence motion in Parliament. Dr Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House in London , said May's Conservative party still contains fierce Brexiteers who will challenge every concession, but the proportion of her MPs who voted to Remain and who want a pragmatic Brexit is higher than...

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  • China's Xi tells India's Modi issues should be managed 'appropriately'
China's Xi tells India's Modi issues should be managed 'appropriately'

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit is kicking off in Kazakhstan, with the admission of India and Pakistan topping the agenda. He was asked about the various areas of differences between the two countries including India's reservations on OBOR, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) forming part of it and Beijing's opposition ...

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  • UK Election: Voter Turnout Increases But Hung Parliament Looms
UK Election: Voter Turnout Increases But Hung Parliament Looms

Some polls show the gap between May's Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party has narrowed considerably since April. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, who has headed the party since 2014, said that the poor results meant that she would need to "reflect" on the appetite for a new referendum.

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  • Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade
Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Middle Eastern leaders complained about Qatar when he demanded an end to support for radical ideology that encourages terrorism. Mr Gabriel met Saudi Foreign Minister Adil al-Ahmad al-Jubayr two days ago, and said all parties were seeking "to avoid further escalation". A spokesman said that, while...

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  • President Donald Trump tweets of James Comey's testimony 'total and complete vindication'
President Donald Trump tweets of James Comey's testimony 'total and complete vindication'

The high profile hearing is scheduled to find out the circumstances under which Comey was sacked and if Trump had interfered with FBI investigations. "It doesn't make sense". "Maybe sometime in the future people will learn whether or not there were recordings of his conversation with Comey", Trump added.

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  • Collins calls Trump request to drop Flynn case 'truly outrageous'
Collins calls Trump request to drop Flynn case 'truly outrageous'

The President later said he would "100%" be willing to testify under oath . Not, 'Hey, maybe I should follow the law and procedure and say that Trump was doing this. The leaders of the House of Representatives intelligence committee's investigation of Russian Federation and the 2016 US election said on Friday they had written to Comey to reque...

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  • Iran rejects US statements on attacks in Tehran
Iran rejects US statements on attacks in Tehran

In the attack on the Khomeini mausoleum, the Times of India reported , "a female suicide bomber blew herself up outside the shrine, while another woman was arrested carrying six grenades". Two of the victims were women, it added, citing official figures. Iran blamed the Wednesday attacks on Saudi Arabia, though no link has been established.

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  • Ahead of United Kingdom election, 5 arrested over London, Manchester terror attacks
Ahead of United Kingdom election, 5 arrested over London, Manchester terror attacks

Mak Chishty, the police officer in charge of engagement with the city's different religious communities, said people close to the assailants must have known something about the plot. In a statement, he thanked members of the public for their support. The U.S. military says the battle will be "long and hard", and perhaps made more complicated by the...

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