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by | June 08, 2017 | 23:02

Men in military uniform stand at a window in the Iranian parliament building following an attack on Wednesday in Tehran, Iran. The attacks have drawn widespread global condemnation. Iran also has been fiercely opposed to the militant group. Other members of the public accused Saudi Arabia and Iran's long-time foe, the United States, of backing the attacks.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:07

With all adjacent nations on the Arabian peninsular now either closing their airspace to Qatar or demanding advance clearance, planes serving the country are now limited to routes to the north, via Iran and Kuwait. "In the past, they may have seen this as check on the escalation of intra Gulf squabbles. because we need that capability". Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's only land border.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:37

Earlier on Wednesday, another 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences after police raided a house in Harpurhey. Authorities also carried out two additional search warrants in east London , police said. "Many of us in the British Muslim community have been demanding action against these extremists to no avail". Eight people died and 48 were injured in the attacks, including four unarmed policemen who had attempted to tackle the terrorists to the floor.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:48

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said there would be more curbs if necessary, and that Qatar needed to make ironclad commitments to change what critics say is a policy on funding Islamist militants. Qatar has denied the allegations. On top of a possible jail term, offenders could also be hit with a fine of at least 500,000 dirhams (S$188,000), the newspaper said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:20

Hedge was one of at least 48 people who were injured in the attack carried out by three men in the London Bridge area that also left seven people dead and anxious friends and relatives frantic to find out about others still missing. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she wouldn't release further details in what she described as a fast-moving investigation. In a letter posted outside Tuesday, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can".

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:51

On May 30th at 9:06 p.m., Trump tweeted, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe " and the media rushed to figure out what the heck " covfefe " meant. Was it the start of a rant against "negative press coverage" that somehow went awry? Trump's #covfefe tweet has resulted in a bevvy of meme on Twitter and Indian Twitter users are having a field day.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:12

At least three companies and two member states will have to be involved for a project to be eligible for financing from the EU's common budget. France and Germany say Europe needs better coordination and pooling of resources after spending cuts that have left depleted national forces too reliant on the United States at a time of rising threats from Islamist militants and Russian Federation.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:45

Police have named Youssef Zaghba , a 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian man who lived in east London , Khuram Butt, 27, from Barking, and Rachid Redouane, 30, who also lived in Barking, as the men who carried out the attack . "I was afraid. I thought, what is going to happen?" Butt had appeared in a television documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ", as one of a group of men who unfurled an Islamic State flag in a park and who had connections with known radical preachers.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:07

Israel has repeatedly made it clear that it couldn't care less what the world thinks and is doggedly determined to continue its expansion of settlements in flagrant violation of worldwide law. This was a moment that the Jewish people had dreamed of for 2,000 years. Over the years, as the Palestinian economy has steadily declined under the strain of these restrictions Israel has simultaneously built a multibillion-dollar business out of Palestinian suffering - exporting hundreds of millions ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:18

But how to go about taking this process to its conclusion should be decided after thorough consultation and research with Indian football stakeholders at all levels, according to the AFC. Then comes the turn to make decisions; something that Indian football fans have desperately wanted for the last couple of years, and the people in charge have either stalled or produced fruitless meetings on.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:42

Although his body has not been formally identified, his sister Melanie McMullan said in a tearful statement that his bank card was found on a body at the scene, and that the family expected official confirmation on Wednesday. They added: "We are so proud of Kirsty's courageous actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life".

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:05

The appearance was also notable for misstatements Comey made, and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation later corrected, about top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, on whose laptop the Clinton emails were found.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:39

Qatar firmly denies the allegations. "( Qatar ) embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood , ISIS (Islamic State) and al-Qaeda", Saudi state news agency SPA said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:46

The trend will go into reverse seeing as the flows between the two countries will be stopped, and the severity of the downturn will depend on how long the diplomatic dispute lasts and when relations normalise. The United States was not informed of the decision until just before it was announced , the State Department said. "A more long-term effect will be that passengers will shy away from booking with Qatar Airways", Leeham Co analyst Bjorn Ferhm said in a note published on Wednesday.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:04

Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the committee, lamented that the witnesses could have laid to rest questions about what the president told them about the Russian Federation probe, but they chose not to answer. Comey said he replied only that "he is a good guy", and said that "I did not say I would 'let this go'". Did Comey's fellow intelligence agency bosses ever ask him to back off the Flynn investigation? In an early-morning two-sentence tweet, Trump said he meant to ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:35

Comey's prepared statement confirms that the president did indeed request that the FBI back off its investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Mr Trump countered with "honest loyalty" - a term on which they both agreed. What, exactly, that means is anybody's guess. The release of the statement that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has prepared for his Thursday testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee is a legitimate ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:56

I don't think there's any comparison between Super Rugby and Test rugby. Nevertheless, Gatland felt the Tana Umaga-coached side and the world champion All Blacks would be fairly similar - a notion that received short shrift from Hansen, who said with tongue in cheek that he thought Gatland was joking.

by | June 08, 2017 | 23:18

Were we to pull out of the JCPOA as he is pulling out of the Paris Agreement , our decision would also be condemned by friends, and it would have even more immediate and serious consequences by giving Iran a justification to abrogate the terms of the deal.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:34

Trump also lashed out at his own Justice Department for seeking a "watered down" version of the travel ban he signed in March instead of a broader directive that was also blocked by the courts. And in his response to Saturday's terror attack in London , President Donald Trump came up small. London's Metropolitan Police said it had made 25 arrests for hate crime offences since Saturday, when eight people were killed by three Islamist extremists in the city centre.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:06

An Italian official confirmed to the Guardian that Italian authorities alerted their British counterparts when Zaghba moved to London . He was not a police or MI5 subject of interest. On Tuesday night, a man's body was recovered from the Thames River, which runs under London Bridge, Metropolitan Police said . The handwritten note, captured by a photographer at the scene, said that he had "been interrogated a year ago for his Islamic views", adding that his house was searched and his ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:34

Lawmakers hungry for answers and frustrated by the reticence of national security executives to provide them. Released Wednesday, a day ahead of Comey's highly anticipated testimony to a Senate committee, the remarks detail a series of conversations between the men about the investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and Comey's discomfort with the interactions.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:41

He signed a waiver to defer action on an embassy relocation mandated by Congress in 1995. President Trump signed a waiver Thursday delaying moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, even though as a candidate he campaigned on a promise to do so.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:33

The other key issues Comey will address are clear, a source adds - the allegation that Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him shortly after he took office, and the President's request to ease up on the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the FBI probe into possible collusion with Russian Federation by Trump associates.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:51

However, it stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack, though many in the country expressed suspicion Iran's regional rival had a hand in the attack. " We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ", the White House statement declared. Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the White House comments "repugnant" and accused the USA of supporting terror.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:46

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron today confirmed a third citizen had died in the terror attack in London , after police searching for a missing Frenchman found a body in the River Thames. The next of kin of 45-year-old Xavier Thomas were informed. "We are paying a heavy cost in these attacks", Macron said. The Spanish foreign ministry paid tribute in a statement , saying his behaviour during the attacks was "exemplary and offers us all a model of solidarity".

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:59

In an interview with the Journal du Dimanche (JDD), the French president said the long handshake had meaning. Trump and Macron squeezed each other so tight during a handshake at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday that their knuckles turned white.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:39

On Monday, the Gulf region plunged into a diplomatic crisis as Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut off ties with Qatar. "The Ministry said the investigation team confirmed that the piracy process had used high techniques and innovative methods by exploiting an electronic gap on the website of the Qatar News Agency ", the foreign ministry said in a statement.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:30

In pre-written testimony for his Thursday hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described a series of " very awkard " attempts by Trump to establish "some sort of patronage" relationship and make investigations related to him and his team's ties to Russian Federation go away.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:23

The type of missile was not immediately known, as is often the usual case. Anchor: North Korea is presumed to have test-fired surface-to-ship cruise missiles on Thursday. Experts, however, have said North Korea now has "precision-guided" missiles which have the ability to frustrate missile defense systems like THAAD.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:14

The countries also said they would eject Qatar's diplomats. "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" QATAR is talking to Iran and Turkey about securing food and water supplies to stave off possible shortages two days after its biggest suppliers, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, cut trade and diplomatic ties.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:38

The Islamic State group claimed the attacks, marking the first time it has taken responsibility for an assault in Iran. The statement only released the first names of the terrorists and said their last names were being withheld due to "certain social and security reservations".

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:55

UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority ordered all Qatar Airways offices to close in the UAE, the official WAM news agency reported . But Trump in his evening conversation with Salman argued against isolating Doha , saying that restablishing unity on the Gulf Cooperation Council, where Qatar is a member, will be "critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability ".

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:34

May has accused Corbyn of being unprepared for negotiations set to begin on June 19, and unwilling to curb mass migration - a key driver of the Brexit vote. On the eve of an election Prime Minister Theresa May returned to her core message that only she can deliver a good Brexit deal, moving on from a heated national debate over security after two deadly Islamist attacks.

by | June 08, 2017 | 22:44

At least 35 people died from smoke inhalation when a gunman stormed Resorts World Manila in the Philippines Thursday in an attempted robbery that saw him torch gambling tables, creating a choking amount of smoke, law enforcement and company officials said .

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:42

What initially seemed the dullest campaign in memory has been transformed through unexpected missteps, surprise developments - and deadly attacks that have pushed national security to the top of the agenda. Campaigning was twice suspended in the aftermath of the attacks, which May blamed on "evil" Islamist ideology. "They're more experienced - Jeremy Corbyn can't be trusted on security", said Talib Hussain, 46, a postmaster from Bradford in the northwest of England.