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UAE bans sympathy for Qatar

Authorities and telecommunications companies did not provide further details. "The measures are unjustified and are based on claims and allegations that have no basis in fact", Al Jazeera TV cited the statement, adding the decisions would "not affect the normal lives of citizens and residents". [Full Article...]

Suspects arrested following attacks in Tehran

Suspects arrested following attacks in Tehran A security guard was killed there and that one of the attackers was killed by security guards, according to state media. Nauert says that "the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world". Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the White House comments "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande officially releases Somewhere Over The Rainbow as a charity single

Ariana Grande officially releases Somewhere Over The Rainbow as a charity single The single follows Grande's re-release of " One Last Time ", which is also sharing proceeds to those affected by the tragedy. An average of 10.9 million viewers watched Ariana Grande , Katy Perry , Miley Cyrus , Liam Gallagher , Pharrell Williams , Coldplay and the Black Eyed Peas take to the stage. [Full Article...]

Who is Christopher Wray? Donald Trump picks new FBI boss

Who is Christopher Wray? Donald Trump picks new FBI boss Christopher Wray previously served as an assistant attorney general in charge of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division under President George W. In 1997, Christopher Wray was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. The New York Times reported this week that, after one awkward encounter in the White House , Mr Comey asked Jeff Sessions , the atto... [Full Article...]

NSA chief, intelligence director won't comment on Trump conversations

NSA chief, intelligence director won't comment on Trump conversations National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will also be present at the hearing originally set to discuss a foreign surveillance law. Flynn had served as an enthusiastic surrogate for Trump during the campaign and then was sacked after just 24 days as national security adviser over revelations he misrepresented his discussions with the Russ... [Full Article...]

Two of the three London Bridge terrorists are named

Police on Monday named two of the three men behind the London terror attack, saying one was known to security services but that there had been no intelligence about an attack. " Witnesses said people threw chairs and pint glasses at the men, who wore what police said were fake explosive vests". "We will know something about a lot of people and our challenge is to find out about those people... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande 'thinking of our angels' as world tour resumes in Paris

Broadcasters and services in more than 50 territories watched the concert , which singer Ariana Grande put together after a terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester last month . The show is broadcasting across the globe and proceeds will go to an emergency fund set up by the city of Manchester and the British Red Cross . The One Love event, held on Sunday , featured performances ... [Full Article...]

British police name two London Bridge attackers, say one was investigated before

Butt and Redouane, who also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, lived in Barking, while Zaghba is reported to have worked in a restaurant in London . Butt, 27, was apparently born in Pakistan while Redouane, 30, claimed he was Moroccan and Libyan. [Full Article...]

Myanmar military plane with 104 aboard goes missing

Myanmar military plane with 104 aboard goes missing He said because no trace of the plane had been found, so they were moving to other areas along the shore. Ye Htut Aung, deputy director general of the Department of Civil Aviation, told DVB that a search for the missing plane is ongoing, but that authorities had not yet located the aircraft as of 5:30pm. [Full Article...]

The Bingo Card Guide To The Comey Testimony

The Bingo Card Guide To The Comey Testimony President Donald Trump will discuss his plans for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's crumbling roads, bridges and waterways during a speech in Ohio Wednesday. Bush . "I think on the contrary, and I say this with great sadness, many of my Republican colleagues and the White House are about to unleash the hounds of hell on Jim Comey". [Full Article...]

Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks As the parliament attack unfolded, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini's mausoleum on Tehran's southern outskirts. "The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack", said the statement, as quoted by Reuters. [Full Article...]

Waikato Uni rankings rise down to better admin - vice chancellor

Waikato Uni rankings rise down to better admin - vice chancellor Overall, 16 of the 24 Russell Group universities, considered among the best in the country, have moved downwards. The University of Otago (151) rose 18 places on previous year, while the University of Canterbury (214) was unchanged and Victoria University of Wellington (219) rose nine places. [Full Article...]

Germany 'Condemns in Strongest Terms' Iran Attacks

Police increased their patrols in the streets and subway stations of Tehran on Thursday, a day after a pair of stunning Islamic State-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader killed at least 13 people and wounded over 40. [Full Article...]

Attacks reported inside Iran's parliament and Khomeini shrine

The semi-official Tasnim news agency says medics are treating the guard. Last year, Iran's government said it thwarted "one of the biggest plots" by terror groups targeting Tehran and other major cities during the month of Ramadan. Police helicopters circled over the parliament building and all mobile phone lines from inside were disconnected. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani called the a... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Qatar emir as efforts build to end crisis

Though its land border with Saudi Arabia is closed, Qatar is still receiving food and other supplies through Hamad Port and air cargo, QC Chief Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani said. "We want Qatar to be an ally in finding peace and stability in the region", he said. The countries also said they would eject Qatar's diplomats. It said Qatar is "promoting extremist thoughts and spread... [Full Article...]

USA calls for resolving rift between Qatar, Gulf nations

A State Department official says the US believes it is most effective for countries in the region to resolve the conflict among themselves. "He said every country in the region has their own obligations and they need to live up to terminate their support for terrorism and extremism however it manifests itself anywhere in the world", she said. [Full Article...]

Army foils infiltration bid, three militants killed

Army foils infiltration bid, three militants killed This is the second infiltration bid that was made in the region but the terrorists have now been confronted by the army. Security forces had also foiled an attempt by terrorists to loot and bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, the agency further said. [Full Article...]

Police arrest east London man in connection with bridge attacks

The attack, and prior attacks in Manchester and near Parliament in London , have prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to call for tougher counterterrorism laws even if it means changing human rights protections. In fact, Butt was one of the main characters in a television documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ". British citizen Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, was previously known to autho... [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran

Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran Saudi Arabia has long pointed to the absence of IS attacks in Iran as a sign of Tehran's culpability. The attacks drew condemnations and condolences from the governments of Pakistan and from Iran's close allies in the Russian and Syrian governments. [Full Article...]

Christians Killed in ISIS Attack in Egypt

Christians Killed in ISIS Attack in Egypt The death toll has risen to 29, Egyptian authorities said on Saturday, even as the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the bus shootout. The gunmen, who were dressed in military garb, demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith and then opened fire, according to the Wall Street Journal . [Full Article...]


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