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Saudi Arabia and allies hail Donald Trump's warning to Qatar

He said the nations that took the action on Qatar came to him in the wake of his conference in the region to discuss "confronting Qatar over its behaviour". In Saudi Arabia , an official source told the Saudi Press Agency that Qatar must change its policy, saying: "Fighting terrorism and extremism is no longer a choice, rather. [Full Article...]

Qatar, in regional crisis, hires former US attorney general

Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, filing on Friday with the Justice Department. Last week, Saudi Arabia along with several Gulf states severed diplomatic ties with Qatar after accusing it of supporting and funding terrorist groups. [Full Article...]

Photos of the London attackers' fake explosive belts have been released

Photos of the London attackers' fake explosive belts have been released The statement further explains, "The attackers had wound duct tape around the handles, and in Butt's case, a leather strap had been attached to the handle and was hung around his wrist". Bound with black tape, the 12-inch weapons which helped kill and maim revellers last Saturday were ceramic, possibly so the murderers could avoid metal detectors, police believe. [Full Article...]

Qatar Says Gulf Citizens Can Stay despite Crisis

Qatar Says Gulf Citizens Can Stay despite Crisis Kuwait's ruling emir has traveled to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Em. Almost a week after Saudi Arabia and several of its allies severed ties with Qatar in an unprecedented Gulf diplomatic crisis, there were no signs of the bitter dispute being resolved. [Full Article...]

Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar: Airline

Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar: Airline Analysts have said there are no signs that Qatar's neighbors want to escalate the spat by blockading its ships. "We ask that there be no further escalation by the parties in the region", Tillerson said Friday. Saudi Arabia also sealed Qatar's only land border, a key passageway for food imports. The sudden move to hire Ashcroft's firm shows Qatar "certainly dropped the ball" in recognizing th... [Full Article...]

Trump Bashes "Fake MSM" in Early-Morning Tweets

Spicer commended President Trump's use of social media, as a platform to connect and share his feelings with the world. As a journalist, how can I not be annoyed when the president says the media produces "fake news " when it's keeping Trump's lies in line? Trump then launched a renewed attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in the city. [Full Article...]

Tough break for Theresa May as top aides quit

May had been hoping to boost her mandate for Brexit negotiations which are due to begin in just 10 days' time , but hung parliament has left Tories weakened with less seats that fell below the 326 needed to form a majority government. [Full Article...]

UK's Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new election this year or next

UK's Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new election this year or next The British government's views on upcoming Brexit negotiations have not changed following Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win an outright majority at a national election, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said today . Labour, the main opposition party, won 262. "However, numerous MPs returned to Westminster are pro-choice and will be keen to support women in Northern Ireland", the... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Gave James Comey 'Queasy Feeling'

Richard Burr, whether his decision last July to publicly announce the results of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's emails was due to a widely criticized meeting on an airport tarmac the previous month between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton . [Full Article...]

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks

Iran's Intelligence Ministry on Thursday in a statement revealed the identity of five terrorists who were killed during Wednesday terrorist attacks in Tehran . Sending a tough message to Tehran shortly after pragmatist Hassan Rouhani was re-elected president, Trump urged Arab leaders to unite to defeat militants, and said Iran had for decades "fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and te... [Full Article...]

Macron admits his combative handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent'

While the French ambassador, Gerard Araud , did not reveal what he told Macron, Capehart and another guest jokingly told him that he should discuss Trump's handshake with Macron. Although Trump did not appear to notice Macron's furious efforts, the Frenchman was apparently very proud of his poignée de main, which some journalists noted turned Trump's knuckles white. [Full Article...]

Two Top Aides Attached To British PM Quit

Two Top Aides Attached To British PM Quit Instead, voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. Former party leaders have warned any immediate leadership challenge would be too disruptive, but most commentators believe May can not survive in the long-term. Organisers from Stand Up To Racism and the Stop The War Coalition spoke to the crowd, who cheered at the mention of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's name. [Full Article...]

Theresa May, weakened after elections, remains as Britain's prime minister

Theresa May, weakened after elections, remains as Britain's prime minister May also promised that her government will "keep our nation safe and secure", after recent attacks in London and Manchester , by "cracking down on the ideology of Islamist extremism and all those who support it and giving the police and the authorities the powers they need to keep our country safe". [Full Article...]

DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May

Either way, there was wide acknowledgment Saturday that May has effectively become a lame-duck leader in the wake of a vote that was supposed to be her moment of crowning glory, but ultimately became a stinging repudiation. "The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an edit... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom gov't agrees outline deal with DUP for support - PA

May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. "Negotiations on our exit from the European Union are about to commence, and we now face uncertainty at Westminster". The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy. The DUP is a socially conservative party that opposes abortion and gay marriage, and many of its members also ar... [Full Article...]

Police release first photos of fake explosive belts in London attack

London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt tried to hire a truck. They also discovered equipment for making petrol bombs , plastic bottles and duct tape for constructing fake suicide bomb belts, and an ID card for Redouane . From the flat, police recovered an English-language copy of the Koran opened at a page describing martyrdom. British police and security services were criticised after it eme... [Full Article...]

Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis as US, Kuwait seek solution

But there have been few signs of progress as officials from Qatar and its Arab neighbours in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) pursue shuttle diplomacy. Bush from February 2001 to February 2005, turbulent years in which United States policies and laws were reshaped by the so-called war on terrorism that followed the 2001 Al-Qaeda attacks. [Full Article...]

May's Key Advisers Resign After Tories Lost Parliamentary Majority

May's Key Advisers Resign After Tories Lost Parliamentary Majority Her determination to push ahead with Brexit negotiations came as a survey for YouGov carried on the front page of the Sunday Times showed 48 percent of Britons think May should resign and that she has drawn even with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in terms of who they think would be the better prime minister. [Full Article...]

Mastermind behind Tehran twin attacks killed: Iranian Intelligence Ministry

Mastermind behind Tehran twin attacks killed: Iranian Intelligence Ministry Syria and Hezbollah have expressed their support to Tehran while President Trump tweeted that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ". In the video, the Sunni militant group threatened the country with attacks, accused Tehran of persecuting Sunni Muslims who live there, and chastised Iran for its supposed tolerance towards Jews. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi Col. Jo-Ar Herrera said the military had uncovered 63 specific accounts used by militants that focus on "spreading propaganda messaging and misinformation". The assistance comes after months of strain between the two long-time allies that was stoked by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's hostility towards Washington and his pledges to throw USA troops out of the country. [Full Article...]


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