• Qatar, in regional crisis, hires former US attorney general
Qatar, in regional crisis, hires former US attorney general

Recently, Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia , Egypt, Yemen, Libya's transitional government, the Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Mauritius severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in retaliation for its alleged support to terrorism and extremist ideology.

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  • May failed to get the mandate she sought
May failed to get the mandate she sought

May's authority has "received a blow from which it is unlikely to recover", said former Conservative M.P. Paul Goodman, editor of the influential website ConservativeHome. May said that her government would lead the country through upcoming Brexit negotiations with the European Union, and that she will work to keep the country safe followin...

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  • Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks
Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks

The assailants attacked the parliament building in the morning. Acting in cooperation with " friendly foreign intelligence services ", the Iranian team killed the suspect on Saturday, PressTV reported , citing the minister. Fars also claimed that five of the gunmen and bombers were Iranian members of Islamic State who had fought in the militants...

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  • Iran sends planes of food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages
Iran sends planes of food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

Qatar will respect the LNG gas agreements it has made with the United Arab Emirates despite its cutting off relations with Doha , Sheikh Mohammed said. Amnesty also pointed out that Bahrain , Saudi Arabia and the UAE had warned of harsh punishments, including up to 15 years in jail, "if they dare to criticise these measures" against Qatar.

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  • UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments
UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

Thursday's result, they say, has to be respected; there's no appetite for another election; a successor to Mrs May would have no mandate of their own and the only consolation is that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn does not have sufficient support in Parliament, not least because the DUP - this election's king-makers - will never forgive his previo...

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  • First death sentence handed to man for blasphemy on social media
First death sentence handed to man for blasphemy on social media

He also allegedly showed onlookers objectionable material on his cell phone at a bus terminal and had posted other offensive content on Facebook earlier. Raza's defense attorney said that the charges against Raza are completely baseless, and even then he has been handed the death penalty. Blasphemy has been a contentious issue in the country wh...

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  • Melania and Barron Trump move to the White House
Melania and Barron Trump move to the White House

The first lady tweeted the news on Sunday evening after she arrived at the White House with President Trump and Barron , 11. Mrs Trump tweeted the news on Sunday evening USA time after she arrived at the White House with President Trump and their 11-year-old son Barron.

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  • Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum
Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum

Puerto Rican residents have been USA citizens since 1917, but they still can't vote in Presidential elections, that's a reason many hope the U.S. territory will become a state. In November, two pro-statehood candidates were elected to office, including Democratic governor Ricardo Rossello and Jenniffer Gonzalez, the Republican resident commis...

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  • Trump and Paris climate change accord
Trump and Paris climate change accord

He vowed that America's Pledge will also fulfill the Paris Agreement's reporting requirements, so the world can track progress in the US, just as they can with any other nation. Trump's remarks come as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Washington in less than a month. "How is President Trump ever going to explain this t...

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  • Britain's May to form new government with Northern Irish party
Britain's May to form new government with Northern Irish party

Corbyn and other Labour leaders, during the waning days of the campaign, questioned May's ability to handle the attacks. Mr Corbyn pointed to the three million votes gained by Labour - as well as seats gained across the UK. Whatever the outcome from the hung parliament scenario, Britain's leaders must guarantee that they will implement t...

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  • Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis
Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Analysts estimate that a political standoff in the Gulf between Qatar and other Arab states will cost the airline heavily after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blocked direct flights with the country.

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  • Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence panel
Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence panel

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift
Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift

That's created chaos across the Sunni Gulf nations, whose citizens regularly intermarry and conduct business across countries sharing long historic and cultural bonds. Saudi Arabia has sealed Qatar's only land border, through which it had imported most of its food. Turkey has also stepped in to help Qatar, supplying the desert country with dairy...

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  • Ceasefire violation by Pak in Naushera sector again
Ceasefire violation by Pak in Naushera sector again

In a statement, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said continued firing of Indian forces is a serious threat to peace in the region. Pakistan initiated the indiscriminate firing at around 12:40 p.m. The Pakistan Army reportedly fired 120mm and 82mm mortar shells which landed deep inside civil hamlets. On the occasion, troops unrese...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn vows to vote down Queen's Speech to topple Theresa May
Jeremy Corbyn vows to vote down Queen's Speech to topple Theresa May

Boris Johnson is mounting a leadership challenge, according to reports in the right-wing press. But Johnson reacted to media speculation on Twitter by dismissing any rebellion: "I am backing Theresa May ". A Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The Prime Minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal whe...

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  • Kuwait says Qatar is 'willing' to hold dialogue
Kuwait says Qatar is 'willing' to hold dialogue

Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup is also at risk, as a multitude of critical construction projects will also face supply shortages. "I know those foundations". On Sunday, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah said in a statement that Qatar is "willing to hold a dialogue" to end the crisis and that unity among Gulf nations remains "p...

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  • Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis
Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

Qataris have been ordered to leave some of the blockading nations, but Qatar has said it will not follow suit. "So far five planes carrying ... vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 tonnes of cargo, while another plane will be sent today", Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi told the Agence France-Presse news agency S...

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  • Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks
Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks

He noted that the extremist had fled the country following the ensuing security operations after the attack, but was killed with the cooperation of friendly foreign intelligence services. Iran's intelligence ministry said on Thursday that five of the gunmen and bombers were Iranian members of ISIL who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syr...

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  • Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism
Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism

He said the blockade is hindering United States military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS. On Friday, Tillerson said the blockade has caused shortages of food, the separation of families and other "unintended consequences".

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  • Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Ireland party to cling to power
Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Ireland party to cling to power

The 60-year-old leader said she had tapped experience across the "whole of the Conservative Party " when she appointed Michael Gove, a long-serving cabinet minister who had clashed with May when she was home secretary, as agriculture minister.

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  • Gulf states announce humanitarian hotline for mixed Qatari families
Gulf states announce humanitarian hotline for mixed Qatari families

The U.S. has roughly 10,000 troops in Qatar, and relies on a major base there as the staging ground for operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. State-run Qatar Petroleum sought to reassure the public yesterday, saying its production of oil and gas has not been affected by tensions in the Gulf that saw several Arab states block their airspace...

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  • Iran arrests 41 suspects over Tehran attacks - ministry
Iran arrests 41 suspects over Tehran attacks - ministry

It was not clear when the five men returned to Iran ahead of Wednesday's attacks . But no proof or specifics were offered. "We won't wait for the battle to be in Saudi Arabia". The Islamic State group claimed the attacks. Police increased their patrols in the streets and subway stations of Tehran on Thursday, a day after a pair of stunning I...

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  • Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco
Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on the Prime Minister to resign, saying she should "go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country". "There has been a lot of hyperbole since Thursday". Asked what the DUP would be demanding in any deal, she continued: "I am not going to negotiate over the airwaves".

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  • Scots urged to reject SNP and Tory cuts
Scots urged to reject SNP and Tory cuts

She previously had said a new independence referendum would be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019 after the terms of Brexit were clear but before a final deal was signed. Speaking to the Peeblesshire News, she said: "I am offering the people of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale a strong voice and a clear choice".

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  • 'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power
'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

The new statement came after Downing Street earlier said the DUP had agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support a Conservative government. Mr Osborne, who was sacked by Mrs May and now is editor of the London Evening Standard, said there was now no majority in the Commons for a "hard Brexit".

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  • Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more
Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

The suspected orchestrator of the attack, who has not been named, was tracked down by Iranian intelligence after he had fled the country amid the ongoing crackdown by government forces. Acting in cooperation with " friendly foreign intelligence services ", the Iranian team killed the suspect on Saturday, PressTV reported, citing the minister.

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  • Qatar dismisses terrorism list as 'baseless'
Qatar dismisses terrorism list as 'baseless'

President Trump accused Qatar on Friday of funding terrorism "at a very high level", and said solving the problem in the tiny Persian Gulf nation could be "the beginning of the end of terrorism". President Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation on deploying Turkish troops in Qatar, signalling support for the Gulf state as it faces isolation im...

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  • 15-year-old arrested in death of 10-year-old Colorado girl
15-year-old arrested in death of 10-year-old Colorado girl

Thornton Police said the teen was arrested late Saturday and taken to a juvenile detention facility. An exact cause of death has not been released but the coroner confirmed it was 'other than accidental '. She posted lots of videos on YouTube over the past several years, showing off her new glasses, her homemade slime and collection of squishe...

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  • DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May
DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May

Theresa May has been warned she will have to re-think her Brexit negotiating strategy following her humiliation at the ballot box. In a DUP statement released at midnight, the party said: "The DUP held discussions with representatives of the Conservative Party in line with Arlene Foster's commitment to explore how we might bring stability t...

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  • House Intelligence Committee requests Comey's Trump meeting notes, White House tapes
House Intelligence Committee requests Comey's Trump meeting notes, White House tapes

Reps. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and Adam Schiff, D-California, said they wrote to Comey requesting any notes or memoranda in his possession memorializing discussions Comey had with President Donald Trump. "No I didn't say that", Trump insisted. Finally, he continued to tease the potential existence of tapes about his conversations with Comey, sugges...

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  • Vettel fastest as Ferrari dominate final practice
Vettel fastest as Ferrari dominate final practice

He clocked 1:11.459 which proved to be too much for Vettel to beat and after the session he was presented with one of Senna's old helmets, a gift from the late Brazilian's family for equalling his record. "Being that it is the most hard season of my career, racing against great drivers and having us so close, really pushes us all to the limit a...

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  • Trump goes on offensive against ex-FBI chief, calling him a 'leaker'
Trump goes on offensive against ex-FBI chief, calling him a 'leaker'

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

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  • New arrest made, as police release more details on London Bridge attack
New arrest made, as police release more details on London Bridge attack

Khuram Butt , 27, could not rent a 7.5-ton truck as he failed to pay, so he used a van and hit many people on the London Bridge on June 3. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said: "People will be thinking about what happened last Saturday night and respecting those who have lost their lives, their families and those who have been ...

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  • Housing minister Gavin Barwell ousted from seat
Housing minister Gavin Barwell ousted from seat

Barwell, 45, had been elected in 2010 and was promoted to Minister of State for Housing and Planning under Mrs May. Labour gained 29 seats compared to the 2015 election and Jeremy Corbyn called on May to resign following the failure of her gamble to extend her majority.

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  • May Struggles to Hang On as Election Plunges Britain Into Political Chaos
May Struggles to Hang On as Election Plunges Britain Into Political Chaos

May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before May called a snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. "It's important to make that clear". On Brexit, there will be many. "I will happily eat my new Brexit book if they do", he had tweeted. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom in which sa...

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