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by | June 09, 2017 | 16:39

Underscoring the growing insecurity, a motorcycle bomb exploded near the Grand Mosque in the western city of Herat, killing seven people and wounding 16 according to the interior ministry. Afghanistan's beleaguered president, Ashraf Ghani, will host an worldwide conference Tuesday in a fresh bid to develop "wider consensus" on how to end an increasingly deadly conflict in the country and collectively fight cross-border terrorism.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:07

Earlier this year, Donald Trump received a personal letter urging him not to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Agreement called on countries to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:12

The AAP said its leaders would meet the families of the victims to express solidarity. Indian politician Rahul Gandhi was detained on Thursday at the Neemuch border while he was travelling to violence-hit Mandsaur , Madhya Pradesh , to meet the families of labourers killed in police firing during their protest.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:15

Qatar says it does not accept its neighbours' view that any group with an Islamist background is terrorist. The Qatar-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera says it is under cyberattack on "all systems". US President Donald Trump's administration has suggested Tillerson, who as Exxon Mobil's CEO had business with Qatar, as a possible mediator for the dispute.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:44

DUP said there was no need for a formal coalition deal in order to back Conservatives. The conservative party had to console itself with 26 out of 73 constituencies, the Liberal Democrats managed to win two seats only. Another factor was the collapse in support for the pro-Brexit United Kingdom Independence Party, with its voters defecting evenly to the two major parties, rather than predominantly to the Conservatives, as many analysts had predicted.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:28

It may be that the special counsel looks at Director Comey's testimony , his memos and all the other evidence and concludes that this may have been inappropriate, but it's not obstruction of justice . "That is a very big deal". Comey was sacked on May 9, when Trump expressed his deep frustration with the continuing probe into whether members of his presidential election campaign had tied up with Russian hackers against the billionaire tycoon's rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:41

Those countries consider the largely nonviolent group to be a terrorist organization, but the official USA policy is that it's not. Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major USA military base and the host of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:26

Pierre Moscovici, EU Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner, said on Friday that British vote's results would impact "the spirit" of Brexit negotiations, but it would not call into question its timetable. At her final rally of the campaign, in Birmingham on Wednesday, she said it again and claimed once more that only she could offer the "strong and stable leadership to get the best deal in Europe".

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:02

Her plan of calling an early election in the hopes of getting a bigger majority than she enjoyed during the previous parliament backfired in Thursday's general election . Brexit's complexity is on a scale that Britain's political class has wilfully ignored. Although May's hardline Brexit stance is opposed by all other major parties, United Kingdom has in effect already started the process of a two-year negotiation period with Brussels.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:12

Her Labour opponent Jeremy Corbyn called for May to step down Thursday night. The former leader, Alex Salmond, lost his seat, as the Conservative Party made some rare gains in Scotland. Who are the big winners and losers? "If there is a message, the Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate. the mandate she got is lost seats, lost votes".

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:38

Saudi Arabia's closure of Qatar's only land border earlier this week sparked fears of major price hikes and food shortages for its population of 2.7 million people, with long queues forming as some supermarkets began running out of stock. But Sheikh Mohammed told the AP that Sheikh Tamim "is not going to leave the country while the country is in blockade", in effect turning down the mediation offer.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:31

Former finance minister George Osborne , who May sacked when she took over, said that if she loses seats then "I doubt she will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader". "I hope she realises today, very quickly, that she can not continue", said Mr McDonnell. "She's in a very hard place, she's a remarkable and a very talented woman and she doesn't shy from hard decisions, but she now has to obviously consider her position".

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:35

The Muslim Brotherhood is banned and labeled as a "terrorist organization" in the UAE and Saudi Arabia , and security courts in the Gulf state have sentenced scores of its members in recent years to long-term jail sentences for planning civil unrest.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:13

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a campaign visit to Norwich, England, Wednesday June 7, 2017, on the final day of campaigning ahead of the general election on Thursday. "On balance, the financial markets and the private sector would have preferred a Conservative majority to a Labour majority . and they definitely prefer stability to instability", Tony Travers, director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the London School of Economics said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:09

This comes after Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain broke off their diplomatic ties and all land sea and air contacts with fellow Gulf Arab state Qatar over allegations that the latter is encouraging terrorism and extremism.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:29

They accused it of supporting terrorism, a charge that Qatar denies. The severing of land and maritime links have also sparked fears of food shortages in Qatar, which relies heavily on imports. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain are unified in their ongoing commitment to combating terrorism, drying up the sources of its funding, countering extremist ideology and the tools of its dissemination and promotion, and to ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:20

It's the latest in a string of test-launches, as the North aims to build a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead possibly as far as US soil, experts say. "It is a severe threat to the peace and stability of not only the Korean peninsula, but also the worldwide community", a statement from South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:17

India is set to join as full member of the SCO comprising China, Kazakhstan , Kyrgzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Sri Lanka achieved the target in 48.4 overs. Summary: New Delhi [ India ], June 8 ( ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for Kazakhstan's Astana for a two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:07

Sky News predicted May would score somewhere between 315 and 325 seats. There will be a sense of urgency to the coalition talks to form a new British government because the Brexit clock is ticking: formal negotiations between the British government and the European Union are due to start on June 19 - just 10 days away.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:12

Syria controls the eastern third of the territory, and Israel has failed to take control there. UNSC 242 states: " Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in recent conflict ". One side minimizes the negative effect of the settlements on peace efforts; the other side avoids the magnitude of Palestinian violence and consistent anti-Semitic propaganda.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:10

The performance earned her the 17th spot in the overall standings, good for honorable mention. Only the top five finishers in each heat and the next two fastest finishers from both heats combined advanced to the 12-woman final, leaving Phelan with work to do to secure her berth.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:12

Italian authorities alerted their British counterparts after he bought a one-way ticket to Turkey. "We did our best". Italian officials said suspicions about him were shared with British authorities and his name was subsequently listed in the European-wide intelligence-sharing system.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:23

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has piled the pressure on the British and Irish Lions , saying they have to start delivering results. Conor Murray, George North , Jonathan Davies and Sean O'Brien will all start for the first time on the 2017 tour as head coach Gatland fields a potent XV to take on the runaway Super Rugby leaders.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:54

Meanwhile, Takfiri terror groups have many sympathizers inside Saudi Arabia . The Mohiuddin al Nasser Martyrs Brigade, the armed wing of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, has claimed responsibility for attacks in Iran.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:39

SDM Mandsaur N S Rajawat said that the curfew relaxation was made only for women and children up to the age of 10 years in Mandsaur and Pipliamandi. "The Congress is disgruntled and frustrated at the success of the NDA government and unnecessarily politicising and instigating violence in Mandsaur, the scene of the farmers' stir", Naidu told reporters here.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:27

On Wednesday, the Houston Democrat said he will soon begin drafting articles of impeachment , a move Green says is justified by Trump's dismissal of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey while the Federal Bureau of Investigation was actively investigating Russian interference into the 2016 election, according to a press release from Green's office.

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:21

According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll taken from June 1 to 5, even before the Comey testimony - 38 percent of Americans said they approved of Trump, versus 58 percent who disapproved. "There should be no fuzz on this", Comey said. Still, he appeared to criticize Comey's testimony as "one-sided". Chairman Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, said, "I trust James Comey " and does not believe he lied.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:43

The UAE on Wednesday announced a similar decision, warning that offenders could face between three and 15 years in prison and a fine of 500,000 dirhams ($136,125, 120,715 euros) should they criticize the decision to boycott Qatar. Other measures against Qatar, which relies heavily on food imports, included the closing of airspace, land border and maritime territories. Leading the efforts to defuse the crisis is Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, who's been shuttling Gulf capitals ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 16:15

If the snap election leads to a hung parliament , the party with the most seats will either have to form a coalition or risk not passing any laws as a minority government . High-profile casualties of a night of shock defeats included Liberal Democrat former leader and ex-deputy prime minister Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam, Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond in Banff & Buchan and the SNP's leader in Westminster Angus Robertson in Moray.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:24

Looks like it all worked out for Golden State. JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Green and the Warriors did a fantastic job recruiting Durant, and their success appears to have created the latest National Basketball Association dynasty.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:05

The Cox's Bazar district's disaster management office said that more than 200,000 people were moved to the 538 cyclone shelters. Latest weather forecast said, the cyclone would influence rain accompanied by temporary gusty winds at most places of Mymensingh, Dhaka , Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Rangpur & Rajshahi divisions.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:43

While this was the most eagerly anticipated USA congressional hearing in years and was approached by investors with caution, it did not offer fresh insight for the financial markets. The poll showed May´s Conservatives on course to fall from 330 to 314 seats, short of an overall majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, after a troubled campaign overshadowed by two deadly terror attacks.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:31

The six attackers were Iranians who had joined IS, the deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Reza Seifollahi, said on state TV. The Ayatollah's shire and the Parliament are the two pillars of the modern Iranian theocratic democracy, and an attack on them is inherently a symbolic one rather than one created to cause material damage.

by | June 09, 2017 | 14:47

Under attack by Trump, Comey wanted to get his side of the story out. Rubio also asked why Comey didn't tell Trump directly that he felt it was inappropriate for a president to ask the FBI director for information about an ongoing investigation.

by | June 09, 2017 | 15:45

The plane carrying 120 people disappeared a half-hour after leaving a coastal city heading for Yangon on Wednesday afternoon, and a navy ship participating in the search Thursday morning found life jackets, three bodies and a tire from a plane wheel.