• Turkey President Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar
Turkey President Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar

But when it comes to Qatar's foreign policy, "no one has the right to intervene", said Sheikh Mohammed. "It has to realise its interests are with us, not with another country that conspires against us, wants to dominate and divide us". Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base. The four Arab countries named in a statement 59 p...

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  • Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers
Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

But Mrs May decreed that the snap election which she called should be about her, not her party. If she is to succeed in delivering the wishes of 52 percent of the public and take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to secure the full support of her party to pass legislation preparing for and enacting the departure.

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  • Ex-Top Gear host Richard Hammond injured in crash
Ex-Top Gear host Richard Hammond injured in crash

Hammond - who was reportedly in Switzerland filming scenes of Amazon series The Grand Tour alongside Jeremy Clarkson - was seriously injured in a vehicle crash in September 2006. A Police spokesperson Gian Andrea Rezzoli, from the St Gallen local police, said the driver was immediately rushed to hospital by air ambulance. "The cause of the cr...

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  • Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'
Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

In a day of mixed messages and chaotic diplomacy, Mr Tillerson emphasised the economic, humanitarian and military damage he said the blockade was inflicting. Washington D.C. [ United States], June 10: Accusing Qatar of "sponsoring terrorism at a very high level", U.S. President Donald Trump has said it's time that Qatar stop funding terrorism.

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  • Theresa May: I wanted different result, but now I'll lead
Theresa May: I wanted different result, but now I'll lead

May called the election six weeks ago to secure a stronger mandate ahead of the negotiations in Brussels but landed up weakening the conservatives in Parliament. With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261. Clinton underestimated her opponents both in the primary campaign and general election .

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  • How Saudi Arabia and allies strong-armed Qatar, blindsided US
How Saudi Arabia and allies strong-armed Qatar, blindsided US

The deepening crisis triggered by Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar is putting Russian Federation in a bind over relations it's sought to cultivate with several countries in the region. Those tensions spilled into the public arena less than 48 hours after the Qatari emir took part in the Riyadh summit attended by Trump which was meant to showcase ...

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  • Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul
Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul

Near Raqqa, nine strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, three vehicles and a mortar system. "An estimated 40,000 children remain trapped in extremely risky conditions in Raqqa". But thousands have fled in recent months, and the United Nations humanitarian office estimates about 160,000 people remain in t...

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  • Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha
Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha

And since Qatar hosts the al-Udeid base, CENTCOM's forward headquarters that is of critical importance in the anti-ISIL fight, the crisis may disrupt the efficiency of operations in Iraq and Syria. 'Apparently, Qatar is to be isolated more or less completely and hit existentially, ' the German foreign minister said. Qatar was also expelled from the...

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  • As Gulf tensions flare, reports of hacking pour in
As Gulf tensions flare, reports of hacking pour in

In an interview published by Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said conditions posed by the four countries for a resolution of the crisis were "crystal clear". This is a region largely of absolute monarchs - kings or emirs - who have in common a very firm grip on politics at home, to head off any dissent whic...

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  • Saudi and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar
Saudi and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

It is the US Air Force's largest base in the region. Bahrain has been gripped by a government crackdown on dissent for over a year now. The list included the International Union of Muslim Scholars' Egyptian chairman, Yousef al-Qaradawi, and Abdullah bin Khalid, a former interior minister of Qatar.

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  • PM Nawaz meets Russian President Putin in Astana
PM Nawaz meets Russian President Putin in Astana

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif said the SCO gave the members states a platform for shared prosperity and connectivity and to overcome terrorism and extremism, poverty, unemployment, tackle climate change and water security. China is championing ambitious infrastructure projects, including land and sea links touted as a revival of the ancient Silk Road...

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  • Kuwait emir holds talks in UAE over Qatar crisis
Kuwait emir holds talks in UAE over Qatar crisis

Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were among those who joined Saudi Arabia on Monday in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar. Trump's tweet appeared at odds with comments from US officials who had said on Monday that the United States would quietly try to calm the waters between Saudi Arabia and Qatar because Qatar is too important to USA...

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  • Myanmar adds ships, aircraft to search for missing plane
Myanmar adds ships, aircraft to search for missing plane

The Chinese-made Shaanxi Y8 plane was carrying a total of 122 people when it disappeared yesterday afternoon during a routine flight, according to the latest military tally. The plane had lost contact with the radar about 20 miles west of Dawei town, reports quoted a military official as saying. The maximum capacity of the aircraft was 200 people...

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  • Trump stays mum on Comey testimony, while son live-tweets
Trump stays mum on Comey testimony, while son live-tweets

That's an accusation that the House Intelligence Committee , Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey , and other officials all say was made without any factual basis. Should the president's actions be perceived as an obstruction of justice, this could lay the ground for impeachment proceedings, though Mr Comey stopped short of stating that the pre...

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  • Five-alarm fire rages at Ryu's Noodle Bar restaurant on Baldwin St.
Five-alarm fire rages at Ryu's Noodle Bar restaurant on Baldwin St.

Everyone inside Ryus Noodle Bar, located at 33 Baldwin St., got out safely, said Toronto Fire captain Michael Westwood. Crews encountered significant smoke and fire when they arrived. They were in such a rush they didn't pay, she said. Pegg says several neighbouring buildings have been evacuated and the blaze is contained. Dealing with the high...

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  • North Korea missiles a 'direct threat' to Russian Federation
North Korea missiles a 'direct threat' to Russian Federation

The civic group says it was supposed to deliver anti-malaria items to North Korea this week. But it differs from the U.S. and its allies on how to rein in the North's rapidly escalating nuclear and ballistic missile program. "On the South China Sea issue, China puts forward and supports a 'dual-track approach, ' namely peacefully resolving dispu...

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  • President Trump, Saudi Arabia's king discuss fight against terrorist financing
President Trump, Saudi Arabia's king discuss fight against terrorist financing

After the call, White House officials also said, "The president offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary". Regional tensions, already high following the diplomatic dispute, ratcheted up further after militants attacked targets in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 12 peopl...

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  • Hotel owned by London attacker's relative searched in Jhelum
Hotel owned by London attacker's relative searched in Jhelum

British officials declined to comment on why his asylum request was denied. The third man identified as one of the London Bridge terrorists was an Italian-Moroccan who was arrested a year ago on suspicion of trying to reach Syria , Italian sources said on Tuesday.

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  • 9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul
9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul

Condemning the attack, the ACB said, "By killing innocent and destitute people today, the enemies of Afghanistan's peace and stability showed that they are not worthy of friendship and will not change their stance against Afghans". The blast hit when everyone was going to work, and occurred on the first few days of the holy month of Ramadan , whic...

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  • WOW, Comey is a leaker!
WOW, Comey is a leaker!

The leaders of the House Russia investigation, Reps. Trump denied asking Comey for 'loyalty, ' as Comey claimed - although he did so by denying asking Comey to make the pledge under oath - part of the earlier unrelated question. In his short burst Friday, Trump summarized his private attorney Marc Kasowitz's reaction Thursday to Comey's testimony...

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