• Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump
Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump

Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump's response to Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran as " repugnant ", as the death toll from the ISIS-claimed assaults rose to 16. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said he did not know who was responsible for the attacks and said there was no evidence Saudi extremists were involved.

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  • USA urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar
USA urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar

Five countries - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Yemen and Bahrain - cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over allegations that Doha is supporting Islamist groups and courting Iran . The Pentagon said the situation in Qatar is having an impact on planning efforts. Sheikh Mohammed is expected in Moscow Saturday to meet Foreign Minister ...

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  • Arab diplomatic crisis deepens with new terror-related sanctions
Arab diplomatic crisis deepens with new terror-related sanctions

After Saudi Arabia , Egypt and the UAE cut ties to Doha on Monday , accusing it of supporting militants and Iran , regional allies followed suit and denounced domestic foes as Qatari stooges, undermining reconciliation efforts by foreign powers.

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  • Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi
Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

In a press briefing, Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said that USA special forces were helping the army. Herrera says the Philippine military is "still awaiting confirmation" that the Maute brothers, two leaders of the militant occupation, were killed in the fighting this week - but, as Reuters reports, Hererra says "there are strong indications" they...

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  • Eiffel Tower lights out for Iran attacks
Eiffel Tower lights out for Iran attacks

Islamic State (IS) threatened attacks in Saudi Arabia after the militant group claimed responsibility for assaults in Tehran that killed 17 people, Site Intelligence monitoring group reported on Friday. "The Revolutionary Guards have always proven that they will never allow the blood of innocents to be spilt without revenge", they said i...

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  • Iran's Pretty Upset With Trump For Calling Them Out After Tehran Attack
Iran's Pretty Upset With Trump For Calling Them Out After Tehran Attack

Profile pictures of corpses and their names were released but their surnames have been kept a secret due to security and privacy concerns for their families. Equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, handguns and suicide vests, the gunmen killed security guards and ordinary people before holding people hostage in the upper floors of the building.

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  • Downing Street: May, Democratic Unionist Party Have Not Reached Deal
Downing Street: May, Democratic Unionist Party Have Not Reached Deal

The head of the DUP, Arlene Foster is said to have laid down certain demands that she would have to see being met before signing on the dotted line and doing business with the Tory's. Johnson denied the reports as "tripe" and said: "I am backing Theresa May ". However, it seems that Theresa May has in mind something more than an arm's-length d...

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

He said the arrests are part of investigations into the deadly attacks. All the five attackers were gunned down at the scene by the country's security forces. Abbasi said the attacks were unprecedented since the killing of Iranian lawmakers in 1980s. During a massive funeral ceremony in Tehran following Friday prayers, thousands chanted "Down...

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  • London Bridge terror attack: Further arrest made in Newham
London Bridge terror attack: Further arrest made in Newham

Commander Dean Haydon, head of Scotland Yard's counterterrorism unit, said that the trio switched to a rented Renault van when the ringleader Khuram Butt's payment for the heavier vehicle failed. "We want to hold all the families who have lost loved ones in our hearts". He said: "Khuram, I know he was inspired by one of the sheikhs who was gi...

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  • Springboks beat France 37-14 to end losing streak
Springboks beat France 37-14 to end losing streak

Although South Africa dominated possession and territory early on, two Elton Jantjies penalties provided its only initial reward. With the visitors under the cosh, a kick to the corner might have been an appropriate call - but instead captain Warren Whiteley called for the safety of three points and Jantjies obliged.

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  • Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid Gulf row
Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid Gulf row

Qatar has angered its neighbours for years by supporting the Brotherhood, a decades-old underground movement that calls for rule based on Islamic principles. Tillerson's efforts to mediate came as Qatar's neighbors put 12 organizations and 59 people on a terror sanctions list and described them as being associated with Qatar, in a fresh attempt...

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  • Relation between President Trump, Chancellor Merkel 'fairly unbelievable': White House
Relation between President Trump, Chancellor Merkel 'fairly unbelievable': White House

And then Trump gets huffy - as evidenced by his latest round of tweets - when they respond in kind. "He has respect for her". Falling back on his most trusted form of communication, US President Donald Trump issued trade threats against one-time close ally, Germany , Tuesday morning.

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  • Former US FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump
Former US FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump

Comey said that in their February 14 meeting Trump expressed " hope " that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would drop its probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn over Flynn's contacts with Russian officials. Would it come to any surprise that Comey finally made a decision to tell his side of the story? The allegation...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way'
Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way'

He told the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be prime minister ". Joining forces with the hardline unionist Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland, which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence.

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  • Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resign as Theresa May's aides
Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resign as Theresa May's aides

Theresa May suffered the loss of her two closest aides as they paid the price for the disastrous General Election result. After speculation the PM would use a solid win in the election to move Philip Hammond from the Treasury, he and other potential successors as Tory leader, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd, rem...

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  • Election 2017: Why Queen's Speech is a big test for May
Election 2017: Why Queen's Speech is a big test for May

The prime minister said she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". Speaking as she was re-elected MP for Maidenhead, Mrs May said: "At this time, more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability". After winning his own seat in north London , Co...

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  • The Trump-Comey He Said-He Said Is Now Officially On
The Trump-Comey He Said-He Said Is Now Officially On

Lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department's inspector general, CNN said, citing unidentified sources. Historically, the three previous impeachment inquiries in the House rested on less evidence of obstruction of justice. In the courts, basic obstruction is punishable by not m...

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  • New arrest in London Bridge attack probe as police carry out raid
New arrest in London Bridge attack probe as police carry out raid

After his payment was declined, Butt and his two accomplices rented a smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before they leapt from the vehicle and went on a stabbing rampage in an attack that left eight people dead and almost 50 injured.

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  • Israeli PM calls for dismantling of UN Palestinian refugee agency
Israeli PM calls for dismantling of UN Palestinian refugee agency

It is unacceptable that students and staff are placed at risk in such a way. A spokesperson for Hamas denied any responsibility for the tunnel, stating that it "strongly condemned" the structure and observed that the revelations would be used by Israeli media and government policy agencies to justify the continuing apartheid-like conditions now b...

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  • Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term
Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term

Hamas official Mushir al-Masri accused Saudi Arabia of siding with "American and Zionist calls to put Hamas on the terrorism list". A series of trade and movement measures against Qatar imposed by neighbouring countries are "against human rights before anything else", a senior Turkish official has said.

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