• Eritrea sides with Gulf nations against Qatar
Eritrea sides with Gulf nations against Qatar

The Qatari government has dismissed the allegations as "baseless" and said that it has been leading the region in attacking what it called the roots of " terrorism ", including giving young people hope through jobs, educating hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and funding community programmes to challenge the agendas of armed groups.

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  • Russian opposition leader jailed as tens of thousands protest against corruption
Russian opposition leader jailed as tens of thousands protest against corruption

More than 3,000 protested in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, with other rallies in the southern resort Sochi, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Tomsk and Vladivostok. The demonstrators appeared to skew predominantly younger - those who were born o. Navalny himself was picked up by police as he headed to the Moscow event.

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  • Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'
Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

May yesterday unveiled her full cabinet, which will meet for the first time today, making few changes as she vowed to cling on despite pressure to quit. While Britons voted by 52 to 48 percent for Brexit in last year's referendum, Scots strongly backed staying in the bloc and Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister in Scotland's devolved assembly, said a s...

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  • Losses for Scottish nationalists
Losses for Scottish nationalists

It is likely that Jeremy Corbyn's unashamedly social democratic manifesto was a major draw for these voters, and some of them may have voted for Labour at the expense of the SNP . "The SNP must provide clarity to the people of Scotland and take the threat off the table immediately". In light of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London,...

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  • Tottering Theresa May Names New Cabinet, Michael Gove Returns
Tottering Theresa May Names New Cabinet, Michael Gove Returns

But the election result meant it was unclear whether her plan to take Britain out of the bloc's single market and customs union could still be pursued. He told the Sunday Mirror: 'I can still be Prime Minister. May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond , Foreign Secretary Boris Jo...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn's UK Labour Party celebrates an 'exciting' election loss
Jeremy Corbyn's UK Labour Party celebrates an 'exciting' election loss

Britain's typically right-wing press savaged May over the election outcome, questioning whether she will be able to remain in power after a result that leaves her reliant on uniting rival factions within her party to deliver Brexit . 'I can still be prime minister. Corbyn was even praised by some members of the Conservative party, who said he ha...

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  • Can diplomacy solve the crisis in the Gulf?
Can diplomacy solve the crisis in the Gulf?

The UAE has threatened up to 15 years in prison or debilitating fines for anyone who shows sympathy to embattled Qatar, while Bahrain's Ministry of Interior announced penalties of up to five years imprisonment on their website. "We have legal channels to object to this", he said. "It is actually a travesty of civilized behaviour to close ai...

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  • Natural disaster strikes off Turkey's coast near Greek islands
Natural disaster strikes off Turkey's coast near Greek islands

The Athens Geodynamic Institute, which tallied the quake at 6.1 magnitude, said it had a depth of just 10 kilometres. Christiana Kalogirou also said that "the information we have is that there are 10 injuries". Turkey is on major geological fault lines and the Anatolian heartland has suffered serious damage from earthquakes in recent years. ...

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  • Motorbikes left in charred pile after bomb kills seven in Afghanistan
Motorbikes left in charred pile after bomb kills seven in Afghanistan

It took place as the turmoil-hit nation witnesses some of the worst terrorist attacks in years and unprecedented Taliban battlefield advances since 2001. Under Obama, the US supported peace deals that Ghani's government made with former warlords, such as Gulbuddin Hekmatyar , and White House officials admitted a resolution to Afghanistan's conflic...

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  • United Kingdom fears the Gulf's Qatar blockade is hurting its people
United Kingdom fears the Gulf's Qatar blockade is hurting its people

Why it's controversial or upsetting to call for a (very rich) nation to stop sponsoring terrorism around the globe is a mystery, but here we are. Those attacks, which left at least 12 people dead, were claimed by ISIS. Last week, Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar. After its "big effort to ...

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  • Sydney Uber driver sentenced to 9 years in prison for rape
Sydney Uber driver sentenced to 9 years in prison for rape

The woman woke to find Naveed on top of her, the court heard. She did not order an Uber and did not remember getting into the auto. "I didn't have any strength in me and nothing was really working", the woman told the court. Muhammad Naveed sexually assaulted the female victim while she was alone, couldn't stay awake from intoxication and didn...

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  • US attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia
US attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

Last week , former FBI Director James Comey reportedly told the intel committee during a closed hearing about a possible third Sessions meeting with the ambassador. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asked Comey a series of questions about Sessions' involvement in the Russian Federation investigation during the two weeks between Trump expressing his "h...

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  • Britain's May in tough talks on forging governing alliance
Britain's May in tough talks on forging governing alliance

Davis, who said that some policies in the government's programme would now be pruned back, was one of a number of senior Conservatives to publicly pledge loyalty to May. This is where a cabinet is sworn into office despite not commanding a majority in parliament. May moved to demonstrate that she understands the frustration of voters by movin...

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  • Saudi cabinet expresses satisfaction over Qatar-related decisions
Saudi cabinet expresses satisfaction over Qatar-related decisions

Qatar has been isolated for the past week by Saudi and others over " terrorism " and because of its relatively relaxed approach to relations with Jeddah's great regional rival, Iran . The boss of Qatar Airways has accused the USA of fanning the flames of a dispute between the country and its Gulf neighbors. "Whatever is related to the collectiv...

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  • General Election: EU puts squeeze on Theresa May over Brexit
General Election: EU puts squeeze on Theresa May over Brexit

Theresa May had repeatedly said during the election campaign that the Brexit talks would start 11 days after the June 8 vote, using it as a warning that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour were not ready for the negotiations. The new government and its partners will have to work hard to agree a strategy, although the EU's budget commissioner, Gunther Oetting...

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  • Tottering May names new Cabinet as critics circle
Tottering May names new Cabinet as critics circle

DUP leader Arlene Foster said she and Mrs May would speak further to "explore how it may be possible to bring stability to this nation at this time of great challenge". May said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon had previously claimed that she w...

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  • Qatar Airways urges UN action against Gulf 'blockade'
Qatar Airways urges UN action against Gulf 'blockade'

The move to isolate Qatar followed a visit to Saudi Arabia by US President Donald Trump . Consumers were seen loading their shopping carts with bottles of waters, rice bags, eggs and other goods at many retail stores and even groceries. Qatar said the allegations are based on lies. Somalia has also offered to help resolve the crisis . But it ...

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  • 'CIA man in Panama': Noriega's rise and fall
'CIA man in Panama': Noriega's rise and fall

Noriega also helped the USA seize drug loads at sea and track money laundering in Panama's banks, and reported on guerrilla and terrorist activities. In 2011, he was extradited back to Panama and imprisoned for crimes committed during his rule.

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  • Durbin Hoping Sessions Provides More Insight On Trump Controversies
Durbin Hoping Sessions Provides More Insight On Trump Controversies

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, a member of both the Senate intelligence and judiciary committees, has said Sessions should answer questions about his January testimony.Intelligence Committee members will also likely ask Sessions about a possible third undisclosed meeting with Kislyak that is now under investigation, according to media reports...

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  • Zille set apologise for colonialism tweets
Zille set apologise for colonialism tweets

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will make announcement today following a meeting of the DA's Federal Executive on Monday night. "All of us, especially leaders in our society, must remain mindful that colonialism was not a victim-less crime". Mainmane reiterated his stance that "we all continue to...

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