• Erdogan vows
Erdogan vows "every kind of support" for Qatar

He's not whitewashing their behavior in suddenly calling for the end of Saudi Arabia's blockade. The approach has risks because it's a bet that Qatar will ease off its funding of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and other groups rather than writing off the USA as a reliable ally, said Ayham Kamel, director for the Middle East and North Afr...

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  • May wants formal coalition with DUP
May wants formal coalition with DUP

In her statement Ms Hill said: "I have no doubt at all that Theresa May will continue to serve and work hard as Prime Minister and do it brilliantly". Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP.

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  • Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown
Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown

Oh, he dabs too. Selecting a victor might seem straightforward, given Andy Murray stretched Wawrinka's total court time for the tournament by four hours and 34 minutes to 15 hours and 20 minutes in a fearless but doomed semi-final over five sets on Friday.

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

He added that the large number of terrorist operations thwarted by Iran had pushed the terrorists into engaging in the Wednesday attacks. " The mastermind and main commander of terrorist attacks on the parliament and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini was killed today by the security forces ", intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi was quoted as sayi...

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

Troops were verifying reports that Omar and another brother, Madie, have been killed in separate exchanges of fire and military airstrikes in Marawi, he added. While the military now controls most of Marawi, some 100 gunmen are still holed up in a corner of the city where they have been using buildings and mosques as bunkers.

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  • Corbyn team 'stunned' by exit polls on election night
Corbyn team 'stunned' by exit polls on election night

Perplexed EU leaders, unexpectedly faced with the prospect of dealing with now-shaky British leadership, sought Friday to make sense of the drama, but also made clear that while Britain might be accorded time to regroup, it should not expect an extension of the two-year deadline for the Brexit talks to end.

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  • UK leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party
UK leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

The draft "confidence and supply" agreement specifies that the socially conservative, pro-British Protestant party will support the Conservatives in key parliamentary votes but the two parties will not form a coalition government like the one the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron established with the Liberal Democrats between 2010 and 20...

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  • UK's May isolated ahead of Brexit talks as key aides quit
UK's May isolated ahead of Brexit talks as key aides quit

May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , announced on Saturday that they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party. The support of DUP, with 10 MPs, is crucial to the continuance in office of the minority government, after the Conservative Party fell short by eight of the majority mark of 326 in the 650-member...

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  • Trump Eager to Rebut Comey Testimony Under Oath
Trump Eager to Rebut Comey Testimony Under Oath

At the press conference on Friday-on a bright June afternoon-Trump stood podium to podium with President Klaus Iohannis, of Romania, a muscular former physics teacher from Transylvania. US President Donald Trump walks into the State Dining Room of the White House on Thursday. "So I thought that was interesting", said Acosta on CNN following t...

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  • Collins: Trump should give clear answer on Comey tapes
Collins: Trump should give clear answer on Comey tapes

Trump was appearing at the White House with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis . "The one thing you know he's not going to do, you know he's not going to reach a conclusion (on the legality of Trump's actions) and he's not going to talk about the underlying investigation", said Stephen Ryan, a former federal prosecutor and congressional inve...

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  • Iran arrests 8 suspects over Tehran terror attacks
Iran arrests 8 suspects over Tehran terror attacks

Analysts suggest that the twin attacks in Iran by IS, whose members are largely Sunni, reflect the shrinkage of the group's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq under diverse pressure from Shiite militias and airstrikes by a US-led coalition. Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps also issued a statement, laying blame for the attacks on the US ...

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  • British Election * Corbyn * DUP
British Election * Corbyn * DUP

The last time the UK Government was run on a confidence and supply basis was between 1077 and 1079 when Jin Callaghan's Labour Party remained in power thanks to such an arrangement with the Liberal Party, known as the Lib-Lab pact. The humiliating result has heaped pressure on May to resign, but she says she will stay and lead Britain during ex...

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  • What the agreement between the DUP and Conservatives actually means
What the agreement between the DUP and Conservatives actually means

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who served as May's co-chiefs of staff since the premier's tenure in the interior ministry, announced their resignations in statements. Former Conservative cabinet minister Owen Paterson, asked about her future, said: "Let's see how it pans out". "May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph, whi...

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  • United Kingdom conservatives agree outline deal with DUP for support
United Kingdom conservatives agree outline deal with DUP for support

May told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday she plans to start Brexit talks, as planned, in a couple of weeks. May's weakened position in the party rules out big changes to the Cabinet lineup. After May/Downing St. said it had deal with DUP party on governing, DUP says not true. "If any of that is a condition of confidence and suppl...

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  • Comey testifies under oath, Trump lashes back: He said vs he said
Comey testifies under oath, Trump lashes back: He said vs he said

The White House has seized on the part of Mr Comey's testimony where he said he had assured the president he himself was not under scrutiny over Russian Federation. Those voters will be key to the GOP's success in next year's midterms when Republicans will be defending a fragile majority in the House and looking to pick up seats in the Senate, th...

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  • Theresa May to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster after statement 'error'
Theresa May to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster after statement 'error'

British Prime Minister Theresa May reached an "outline agreement" with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party in order to be able to govern after a humiliating election that has left her authority in tatters. Her weakened position in the party rules out big changes, and May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - in...

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  • Rouhani: Terror acts are revenge against democracy
Rouhani: Terror acts are revenge against democracy

This week the nation of Iran was hit with twin #terror attacks; the "first major terror operation" on Iranian soil, the Independent newspaper reported . Iran has, partly with its own personnel but mainly through material support of clients and allies, been a leader in combating ISIS, especially in Iraq and to a lesser extent in Syria.

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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May's two most trusted advisers quit
British Prime Minister Theresa May's two most trusted advisers quit

He said the parties had a history of friendship, and that did not mean the Conservatives agreed with some of the DUP's more socially conservative positions. Following talks between May and the DUP on Saturday night, a second statement confirmed that no final deal had been reached. But the Sunday Times said Johnson had been pressed by five C...

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

As the Critical Threats Project and the Institute for the Study of War have described in earlier reports , an attack cell such as this one requires a large and complex support infrastructure inside the target country linking it to a base outside that country.

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  • U.S. condemns human rights situation in Venezuela
U.S. condemns human rights situation in Venezuela

On Tuesday, Ambassador Nikki Haley highlighted two main problems the usa has with the council: the number of human-rights abusers who are members and the council's bias against Israel. Nikki Haley criticised the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for what she believes is a biased approach. Donahoe, who was USA ambassador to the council from 2010...

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