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by | June 09, 2017 | 19:42

Bahrain and Egypt published a list of 59 people and 12 groups with links to Qatar late on Thursday, alleging that they have ties to "terrorism". "We are monitoring the situation very closely, especially when it involves match officials travelling and because Qatar is the host to many of our teams who play in neutral venues", John said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:38

The trio drove a van from London Bridge into pedestrians then got out and began stabbing people in an attack that left seven people dead and 48 injured. Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter. Police searching for French national Xavier Thomas, 45, who has been missing since the London terror attack, have recovered a body from the Thames .

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:47

It marked the first time the Sunni extremists have taken responsibility for an assault in Shiite-majority Iran . Iran blamed the Wednesday attacks on Saudi Arabia, though no link has been established. Iranian intelligence agencies claim to have foiled a number of IS-inspired plots. Despite these remarks, Iranian backed forces are fighting alongside the US-led coalition against Daesh in Iraq.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:33

What was supposed to be a rather boring and predictable snap election just turned everything upside down, throwing out the rulebook. May wanted to secure a fatter majority for her party so she could take on the looming Brexit negotiations with Europe without parliament throwing up what she considered to be objections and obstacles and what others countered was the normal democratic functioning of parliament.

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:15

It was unclear when the five men returned to Iran ahead of Wednesday's attacks. A statement by the intelligence ministry issued on Thursday said that the men who carried out the twin attacks had left Iran to fight for ISIL in the Iraqi city of Mosul, as well as Raqqa, in Syria - the armed group's de facto capital - before returning last summer.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:46

The Metropolitan Police said seven women and five men between the ages of 19 and 60 were arrested in Barking on Sunday. Police raided properties in Barking on Sunday and two on Monday in nearby Newham and Barking. The British Transport Police (BTP) officer praised for his bravery in chasing after the knife-wielding terrorists armed with only his truncheon today said he was "just doing my job".

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:13

Speaking shortly before the announcement of Mrs May's visit to the Palace, Ms Foster said it was "too soon to say" what would happen and predicted it would be "difficult" for the Prime Minister to continue in her role. "This was supposed to be a "strong and stable" government, it certainly does not feel like that". After winning his own seat in north London , Corbyn said May's attempt to win a bigger mandate had backfired.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:41

Delhi University was ranked eighth Indian university after IIT-Delhi. "Even though NTU is now the highest-ranked Singapore university, I maintain what I have always said - Singaporeans should be very proud (this) small nation ... "It is a notable distinction and a reflection of the hard work of our talented faculty and staff and their commitment to excellence". Our Focus now is to be sub-600 in the 2019 World Rankings.

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:09

View of the West Bank settlement of Ofra in the West on July 28, 2016. The Arab League summit was convened in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and was attended by eight Arab heads of state: Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Kuwait, and Sudan.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:08

The sentiment was also noted by CNN's Nic Robertson. The Tory, who is also a football referee, won 22,637 votes, easily beating Mr Robertson who polled 18,478. However, if the overall election results in a hung parliament, the SNP would win some comfort in the form of rare influence over UK-wide politics. The Liberal Democrats took their tally of MPs in Scotland from one to four, with former United Kingdom government minister Jo Swinson one of the victors after winning back the East ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:47

Trump has been saying all along. Meyers found it incredibly amusing to see people like House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defending Trump and his interactions with Comey , saying "he's new at this" and didn't know better than to have one-on-one meetings.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:08

The song features horns and Lorde's signature raspy and soulful vocals, while the lyrics deal with the duplicitousness of a weekend partying and hooking up with people. Frontier member pre-sales will begin on Wednesday, June 14 at 2pm and general public tickets will go on sale Monday. The LP is fronted by the three stunning songs: " Perfect Places ", " Green Light " and " Liability ".

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:30

During the call , the White House said that Trump "emphasized the importance of all counties in the region working together to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremist ideology". Trump waded into the dispute on Tuesday, but seemed to only muddy the waters. Trump initially took sides with the Saudi-led group before apparently being nudged into a more even-handed approach when US defence officials renewed praise of Doha .

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:26

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad-Zarif called it " repugnant " on Twitter and said the Iranian people "reject" the statement . Iran's Intelligence Ministry on Thursday in a statement revealed the identity of five terrorists who were killed during Wednesday terrorist attacks in Tehran.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:38

She said: "Every single seat is a contender next time round". With ballots counted in all of Scotland's 59 districts, the SNP won 35, losing 21 mainly to the Conservatives and Labour. While in the U.K.as a whole the election has been about whether Prime Minister Theresa May could unite the country behind her Brexit vision and trounce Labour, in Scotland the political dynamic is different and the question was whether the nationalists have peaked.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:30

The Conservative Party gained Ochil and South Perthshire while Labour took Rutherglen and Hamilton West and Midlothian in early results that showed votes going to the two main British parties, which both want to preserve the United Kingdom.

by | June 09, 2017 | 19:11

After winning his own seat in north London , Corbyn said May's attempt to win a bigger mandate had backfired. "We need a government that can act", EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. But her campaign unravelled after a major policy u-turn on care for the elderly, while Corbyn's old-school socialist platform and more impassioned campaigning style won wider support than anyone had foreseen.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:45

Not sure exactly what manspreading entails? Manspreading refers to the practice of some men sitting with their legs spread apart on public transport. NY was one of the first major cities to openly campaign against manspreading on public transportation, when in late 2014 the "Dude, please stop the spreading" campaign was birthed by the MTA.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:54

A sombre-looking Mr Clegg said he had "never shirked from the political battlefield" and warned of the "agonising" future ahead for the next government that seeks to unite a divided country. Goldsmith had promised not to stand as a Conservative candidate if they continued to back the third runway at Heathrow, yet rejoined the party and won back the Richmond Park seat as a Tory .

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:44

Former Director of Federal Bureau of Investigations ( FBI ) James Comey said Thursday that he was confused over the circumstances under which he was sacked. Olbermann, the volatile host of GQ's "The Resistance", laid out the case that Comey all but said President Donald Trump is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice and links to Russia's election meddling.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:21

The Justice Department filed two emergency applications with the Supreme Court last week to have the ban reinstated. Trump has said his proposed ban, a centrepiece of his 2016 presidential campaign, is necessary to protect Americans from terrorist attacks.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:57

However, an Italian prosecutor said there was not enough evidence to arrest or charge Zaghba when he was intercepted at Bologna airport in March previous year. Although news of her son's death came as a shock, she said she could only share the pain of the victims' families. "He spoke very sweetly...he had gone to live in a place outside (of Central London ) with a garden".

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:42

The other two attackers were Pakistan-born Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . People look at floral tributes on London Bridge , Wednesday, to commemorate the victims in Saturday's attack. The police said Butt was known to them and the MI5, but there had been no evidence of the attack being planned and Butt was considered to be "low priority".

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:31

The projections indicate that the party remains shy of an overall majority, expected to win around 322 seats, down from the 2015 general election's 331 and short of the magic 326 figure for an overall majority in the House of Commons. In April, the political landscape was very different. The Tories lost seven frontbenchers, with ministers Jane Ellison, Simon Kirby, Gavin Barwell, James Wharton, Nicola Blackwood and Rob Wilson going down to defeat, along with Cabinet Office minister Ben ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:38

Sharif said that we must all leave a legacy of peace and unity for our future generations and not a toxic harvest of conflict and animosity. Modi pointed out that this was a historic day in the history of SCO and India is determined to cooperate in a proactive and positive manner.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:50

However many of May's colleagues briefed British media on Friday that they view her as a caretaker prime minister until they can think through the consequences of the party's shocking election result. Support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) would allow her Conservatives to reach the 326 seats needed for a majority in parliament.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:42

Elmar Brok, a prominent German conservative member of the EU parliament, said Europeans would be disappointed: "Now no prime minister will have that room for manoeuvre", he said. Considerably less sympathetic to May's self-inflicted gunshot wound was Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament's Brexit representative, who called the result "yet another own goal - after Cameron now May".

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:04

Trump later fired Comey, prompting the appointment of Robert Mueller, Comey's predecessor as FBI director, as a special counsel to investigate the extent of Russia's interference in the US election, whether there was collusion with the Trump campaign and whether Trump attempted to obstruct the investigation.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:54

The Paris Climate Change Agreement requires participating countries to limit global warming to well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit from pre-industrial levels and encourages them to pursue efforts to keep temperature increases to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:27

Despite being known to the police and MI5, the Met police say that there was no intelligence to suggest that the attack was being planned. Youssef Zaghba is said to have told Italian police " I'm going to be a terrorist " when he was stopped trying to travel to Syria previous year.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:15

In this image provided by Nancy Soderberg, people inside Notre Dame cathedral sit with their hands in the air, after an attack on police in Paris , Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Soldiers patrol its streets alongside police to guard tourist sites, government buildings and events. Police sealed off the area in front of the cathedral, where the attacker lay injured on the ground.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:49

Two men - aged 34 and 37 - were arrested, at separate addresses in Newham. Britain's police and security services are under mounting pressure over Saturday's attack in London, which killed seven people, after it emerged that two of the three attackers had known histories of extremism.

by | June 09, 2017 | 17:13

US President Donald Trump, who follows an "America First" policy, berated his European partners on military spending at a raucous North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels last month. "We're different but have to complement each other in so many ways". Besides increasing its defence, Mr Juncker said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remains crucial for the EU's security.

by | June 09, 2017 | 18:33

Qatar's top diplomat says no one gave Arab nations the right to "blockade" his energy-rich country, and that the campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies to isolate Qatar is based on "false and fabricated news". The Philippines said Tuesday it was banning its citizens from going to work in Qatar. Bahrain's decision comes after the UAE on Wednesday warned that those who are sympathetic to Qatar on social media could face three to 15 years in prison and fines starting from 500,000 dirhams ...

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.