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UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Anwar Gargash

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Anwar Gargash Saudi Arabia , the UAE , and Bahrain were among the countries that cut off ties with Qatar early this week and closed their air space. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister is calling for Qatar to end "its support for extremist groups" and its "interference" in other countries in the region. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande delivers for Manchester

One Love Manchester raised more than $3 million (£2.3 million) for the Manchester Emergency Fund, as established by the British Red Cross . Although there were many big names on stage, Grande was the one who made the most compelling presence of the night. [Full Article...]

May, Corbyn grilled by voters in final TV showdown before elections

May, Corbyn grilled by voters in final TV showdown before elections Mr Corbyn faced shouts of "what would you do" when he refused to say whether he would authorise a retaliatory strike if the United Kingdom had already come under nuclear attack. You were talking to them". Miliband said Corbyn is more in tune with "the grain of public opinion", and told the audience: 'The Tories aren't defending austerity because they know the public are fed up of it'. [Full Article...]

UK trying to establish if London attackers had support

Islamic State has effectively claimed responsibility for the latest attack, which left seven people dead and at least 48 injured. But later on Sunday he condemned the attacks in more conventional terms, sidestepping the spat with Khan and saying he had spoken with Prime Minister Theresa to extend America's "unwavering support". [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine At least seven people have been killed in the attacks, the Tasmin news agency said, and the attackers were holed up in parliament, possibly with a handful of hostages. The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. Rouhani retained power with a landslide victory over candidates supported by the hardlin... [Full Article...]

U.S. suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

According to CNN , FBI investigators were in Qatar to help the government there probe the incident. However, Thani said Trump met with the Qatari emir and "discussed allegations of funding terrorism by countries in the region". "All of our partnerships in the Gulf are incredibly important and we count on the parties to find a way to resolve their differences sooner rather than later". [Full Article...]

James Comey's Prepared Testimony Says President Trump Demanded Loyalty

James Comey's Prepared Testimony Says President Trump Demanded Loyalty FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC, May 3, 2017. His prepared statement , including dramatic and possibly damning recollected notes from meetings with Trump, was released Wednesday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Trump's tweets are 'official statements': Spicer

Trump's tweets are 'official statements': Spicer Unable to wrestle away the president's cellphone, Team Trump's newest tactic is to suggest the president's tweets are unimportant, even as they tout social media as the president's link to the masses. They won't say who that group is. While Trump lashed out at London mayor Sadiq Khan , calling him "pathetic" for urging Londoners to not be alarmed by increased police presence in the wake of a t... [Full Article...]

Turkey throws support behind Qatar in rift with Gulf Arabs

Turkey throws support behind Qatar in rift with Gulf Arabs A few days after the story was published , Saudi Arabia and several other allies severed relations with the nation. "The President underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability", the document said . [Full Article...]

Trump says Arab leaders complained about Qatar

Trump says Arab leaders complained about Qatar Bayern said in a statement to Sport Bild: "At the moment, Bayern Munich can not evaluate the current political situation in the Gulf and the accusations against Qatar from neighbouring countries". "A great deal of German companies maintain economic ties with Qatar", the statement continued, then quoted comments past year from Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's then-foreign minister: "'From a... [Full Article...]

California and China Sign Deal for Clean Technology

California and China Sign Deal for Clean Technology The ministry noted that The Bahamas remains "committed" to the climate accord. More Americans expect leaving the agreement will have negative than positive consequences for worldwide efforts to combat climate change and US leadership more broadly. [Full Article...]

Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects U.S. into Arab crisis

Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects U.S. into Arab crisis And now the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf since the 1991 US -led war with Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, home to some 10,000 American troops and a major USA military base. While applauding a Kuwaiti effort to mediate the crisis, Gargash said Emirati and Saudi officials planned to concede nothing to Qatar, an global air travel hub now cut off from some of the skies around ... [Full Article...]

Trump Appeals Travel Ban to Supreme Court

Trump Appeals Travel Ban to Supreme Court As it has argued in lower courts, the Trump administration maintains that the president has "broad discretion" to suspend or ban the entry of foreigners into the US. The first visa ban had included Iraq, but it is no longer on the list because of its efforts against ISIS. The Richmond court blocked the immigration ban, while the district court in Hawaii blocked the refugee ban as well. [Full Article...]

Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russian Federation investigation

Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russian Federation investigation Two US intelligence agency chiefs refused to say on the record Wednesday whether President Donald Trump asked them to downplay investigations into whether there was collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign previous year. [Full Article...]

Notre Dame attacker 'pledged allegiance to IS in video'

Notre Dame attacker 'pledged allegiance to IS in video' The alleged attacker was rushed to a nearby hospital and his condition was not immediately known. Some 600 people were inside the famous 12th century church while the drama was happening outside and within minutes one of Paris' most visited tourist destinations was swarming with heavily armed police officers. [Full Article...]

IS behind attacks at the Iranian Parliament and Khoimeni Mausoleum

IS behind attacks at the Iranian Parliament and Khoimeni Mausoleum The state TV report did not provide further details, or say whether the shooting was linked to another attack Wednesday on the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Saudi Arabia has itself been a target of numerous lethal attacks by IS affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula, who see the kingdom's Western-allied leadership as heretics. [Full Article...]

Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row, then urges 'unity'

It is surely no coincidence that this latest action was taken just two weeks after US President Donald Trump's speech in Riyadh where he explicitly offered US support to Saudi Arabia against Iran . Beneficiaries of the emirate's largesse include rebel groups in Syria - the Islamic State group among them - the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which is one of the ideological forefathers of al Qaida... [Full Article...]

British police confirm 8th person killed in London Bridge attack

British police confirm 8th person killed in London Bridge attack Delcros was badly injured in the attack and is now recovering in hospital after undergoing a two-hour operation to reset her shattered pelvis. Italian news reports say the London Bridge attacker who had been stopped in Italy en route to Syria past year was subsequently listed in the European-wide intelligence-sharing system and was stopped at London's Stansted airport in January but let go. [Full Article...]

Trump pushes Gulf unity in call with Saudi king

The Pentagon says the ongoing diplomatic crisis with Qatar has not and will not affect the major US air base there that supports military operations in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Qatar long has denied funding extremists, and its foreign minister struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital, Doha. [Full Article...]

London police pressed to explain 'Jihadi Next Door' case

Saturday's attack , claimed by the Islamic State group, followed a similar car-and-knife assault by a lone attacker on Westminster Bridge on March 22 that killed five people and injured more than 50. Asked about repeated criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the attack by U.S. President Donald Trump , Johnson said he did not think there was any reason to cancel Trump's planned stat... [Full Article...]


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