• Car bomb in Afghanistan targets security forces waiting for pay
Car bomb in Afghanistan targets security forces waiting for pay

At least 15 people were killed and over 50 others were wounded in a auto bomb blast in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province, local officials confirmed.A vehicle bomb exploded near the New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province on Thursday, local officials said.

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  • Daesh destroys historic mosque in Mosul
Daesh destroys historic mosque in Mosul

ISIS, through its news agency, said U.S. warplanes were responsible for the loss late Wednesday of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its leaning minaret. He referred to Islamic State by its Arabic acronym. Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay in Erbil, Iraq, said: "We spoke to a senior commander who was on the ground and he said it was an e...

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  • ISIS just destroyed the mosque where it first declared its 'caliphate'
ISIS just destroyed the mosque where it first declared its 'caliphate'

A US official said they did not conduct any planned or deliberate strikes in the area. The Islamic State has blown up The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, according to US and Iraqi forces. This aerial view taken on June 21, 2017 and provided by Iraq's Joint Operation Command reportedly shows destruction inside Mosul's Nuri mosque c...

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  • IS destroys famous al-Nuri mosque in Mosul
IS destroys famous al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The minaret that leaned like Italy's Tower of Pisa had stood for more than 840 years. On Wednesday as the security forces closed in on the mosque at eleven at night Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul told Rudaw TV that ISIS blew up the Hadba minaret and the mosque.

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  • Democrats battle GOP over under-wraps health care bill
Democrats battle GOP over under-wraps health care bill

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., whose state expanded Medicaid and has been pushing for a more gradual unwinding of that initiative than many conservatives prefer, said she is waiting to scrutinize what is released but has not seen anything yet that would make her drop her concerns with the proposal.

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  • USA 'mystified' by Saudi failure to justify Qatar embargo
USA 'mystified' by Saudi failure to justify Qatar embargo

The G.C.C., or Gulf Cooperation Council , is an alliance of mostly Sunni Arab states. Saudi Arabia is the most powerful of them. US President Donald Trump has previously expressed support for the boycott on the grounds that Qatar supports terrorism.

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  • Russian Federation wants USA explanation for downing jet
Russian Federation wants USA explanation for downing jet

Iran cast the strike as a response to Islamic State attacks in Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50. The attacks marked the first time that ISIS, a Sunni Muslim group fighting Iranian-backed militias in Syria, has claimed responsibility for an attack in Iran.

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  • MSCI inclusion of China stocks to have limited impact on S. Korea
MSCI inclusion of China stocks to have limited impact on S. Korea

A decision by US -based index provider Morgan Stanley Capital International ( MSCI ) to include China's domestic stocks is expected to have a limited impact on South Korean shares, analysts here said Wednesday. These are the largest and most liquid names in the China mainland market. MSCI said it'll initially only count 5% of the free-flo...

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  • Brexit: British Prime Minister Promises To Listen Closely
Brexit: British Prime Minister Promises To Listen Closely

US President Donald Trump's proposed state visit to the United Kingdom is in fresh doubt after there was no mention of it in the Queen's Speech today. The Queen has delivered Prime Minister Theresa May's pared-back legislative programme, which drops pension and social care changes reflecting her reduced election majority.

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  • Militants kill 5 civilians as war rages in S. Philippines
Militants kill 5 civilians as war rages in S. Philippines

IS also released a video on Monday via its Amaq propaganda news agency which it said showed jihadists shooting six Christians in Marawi, according to the US-based SITE monitoring service. President Rodrigo R. Duterte has said the militant attack was part of a wider plot by IS to establish a base in the southern region of Mindanao, and declared ...

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  • Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession
Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession

Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum past year but there is growing opposition to the government's "hard Brexit " approach of cutting immigration at the expense of trade ties. "We are citizens first". "In the first phase, the negotiation rounds will be broken down into three groups: citizens' rights , the single financi...

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  • Polygamist Mormon sect leader Lyle Jeffs arrested in South Dakota
Polygamist Mormon sect leader Lyle Jeffs arrested in South Dakota

Following the charges, Jeffs escaped house arrest near Salt Lake City this time a year ago. Days later, Lyle Jeffs disappeared after investigators say he used olive oil to slip a Global Positioning System ankle monitor off his foot without triggering an alarm.

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  • Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage "Concerned" After Trump's State Visit Is Put In Doubt

What - or in this case, who - was conspicuously absent from the Queen's Speech to Parliament? " Labour is not merely an opposition". Thousands marched through London to protest the decision, while 1.8 million people signed a petition urging Mrs May to rescind the invitation.

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  • U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border
U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

The official says the drone was a Shaheed 129 and appeared to have been operated by "pro-regime" forces. The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S.

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  • Australia suspends Syria operations after Russian threats
Australia suspends Syria operations after Russian threats

Meanwhile, the US-led coalition shut down on Tuesday an Iranian-made drone operated by regime forces, in the second such incident after coalition also shut down on June 8 a pro-regime drone. Marine General Joseph Dunford said there were still communications between a United States air operations center in Qatar and Russian forces on the ground in S...

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  • Brussels attacker sympathized with IS
Brussels attacker sympathized with IS

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said a "terrorist attack has been prevented" in the city that hosts the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters. This bag contained nails and gas bottles . He then charged at a soldier at the scene while screaming " Allahu Akbar " (God is great). "The soldier immediately opened fire ...

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  • Stabbing at US airport is an act of terror
Stabbing at US airport is an act of terror

It took four people to subdue Ftouhi, including the officer he stabbed and a nearby maintenance worker, said Chris Miller, the airport's director of public safety. On Wednesday morning, Lt. Jeff Neville was attacked at Bishop International Airport in Flint , Michigan . Genesee County Commissioner Mark Young , a friend of Neville's who retire...

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  • Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria
Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

The incident occurred in the same vicinity as previous conflicts with pro-regime forces, near the combat outpost in At-Tanf, where a contingent of US and coalition advisers are supporting a force to fight the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

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  • Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting
Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Officials did not disclose the names. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was severely injured in the shooting , although he's reportedly now able to talk and text . Slater, who didn't release the names on the list or say which party they belonged to, said the list didn't provide any additional context but said Hodgkinson had researched two of ...

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  • Iran fires missiles at IS targets
Iran fires missiles at IS targets

While Iran has other ballistic missiles it says can reach longer distances, Sunday's strike appears to be the furthest carried out overseas. NPR's Peter Kenyon has been following all of this from his post in Istanbul. President Donald Trump's administration, which had previously put Iran "on notice " for its ballistic missile tests, will re...

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