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by | June 10, 2017 | 17:36

In an interview with BBC radio, UAE Ambassador to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash said Qatar had to choose between supporting extremism or supporting its neighbors. "Our position on countering terrorism is stronger than numerous signatories of the joint statement - a fact that has been conveniently ignored by the authors", it said in a statement.

by | June 10, 2017 | 19:15

Sturgeon has already conceded she will be forced to "reflect" on whether the devastating results - which also saw deputy leader Angus Robertson lose his seat - will lead her to put the breaks on another independence referendum. Here in Scotland, the SNP will concentrate on the "day job" and bide their time on independence. But the SNP have failed to live up to this - their programme in government has been underwhelming and their manifesto for the general election was lacklustre.

by | June 10, 2017 | 18:43

Three men rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge on the night of June 3 before going on a stabbing spree at bars and restaurants at the nearby Borough Market. Where have they come from? Police are also appealing for information about the "distinctive" pink "Ernesto" brand knives the men were carrying. Eighteen people have been arrested in connection with last week's attack.

by | June 10, 2017 | 18:05

After the glitz and glamour of Monaco, the F1 parade will have to deal with the dusty heat of North America. Sergio Perez , of Force India , said he believes the theory that racing at home is worth two-tenths of a second - as long as the driver is able to channel the extra energy to focus on preparation and racing.

by | June 10, 2017 | 18:37

On the witness's claim that Mr Trump asked him over dinner for his loyalty, Mr Kasowitz said: "The President never told Mr Comey 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, ' in form or substance". Mr Comey told the Senate panel that he shared an unclassified memo about his February conversation with the president about Mr Flynn because he hoped it would lead to the appointment of a special counsel .

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:09

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats, the Labour Party had 261 seats, followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party on 34. "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:41

During the funeral, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called the US the " international " version of the Islamic State group and said Washington had exchanged democracy for money, a reference to a recent huge arms deal between the USA and Saudi Arabia .

by | June 10, 2017 | 18:45

The Wednesday attacks involved gunmen storming Iran's Parliament (Majlis) and the Mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in two coordinated attacks. As thousands of Iranians attended a funeral for the victims, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday's attacks would only increase hate for the US and Saudi governments, according to state media.

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:13

The premier welcomed a proposal made by Chinese President Xi Jinping on a five-year treaty for good neighbourliness among SCO members. The two leaders met in the Kazakh capital, Astana , on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) Summit .

by | June 10, 2017 | 18:32

Britain's general election resulted in what the English call a "hung Parliament ", conjuring grisly images from the Middle Ages but actually meaning no party got a majority. She said: "Nobody will condemn the first minister (Sturgeon) if she now decides to re-set her course". On Facebook, a post by a group calling for a protest against the Conservative-DUP coalition attracted the interest of over 3,000 people.

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:09

Certainly her position on Brexit talks seems to have been compromised, and this could be sound the death knell for her Prime Ministership. EU Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, meanwhile, said May had "lost her bet", while the timetable for Brexit talks, due to begin in 10 days' time, has been thrown into disarray, raising suggestions that it could be extended.

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:26

Qatar has dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. Many Gulf political experts saw a lack of coherent strategy. The administration is also demanding Qatar drop all support for Syria's Salafist groups; those which adhere to the ideology of al Qaeda , the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ), and their subsidiaries.

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:23

Part of its electorate has left for Macron , others for La France Insoumise. "There is momentum and France wants to seize it. President Trump's decision gives us the opportunity to accelerate these decisions and policies", a source at Macron's office said on Tuesday.

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:34

Erdogan said Saudi Arabia, as the dominant Arab state in the Gulf region, should be leading efforts to unite the Arab "fraternity" there rather than dividing it. Whatever the case, we come now to Donald Trump , who yesterday crashed down into this donnybrook with his usual delicacy. "We have to stop the funding of terrorism".

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:27

The MLA was leading a protest march when her supporters burnt the effigy of MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the recent killing of farmers in police firing in Mandsaur. And while Rahul Gandhi tried to reach Mandsaur and were arrested and later release on Thursday, Naidu called it a photo opportunity. In the video, the hand-folded officer can clearly be seen requesting Khatik to stop the protest when she was urging other protesters for set the police station ablaze.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:41

Speaking to ANI, BJP leader G. Chouhan said his each breath in last few hours has been taken for the development of Madhya Pradesh. On Saturday, the CM said that he will continue with his regular Mantralaya work sitting at the fasting venue and also meet the farmers if they wanted to speak to him, media reports said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:55

Hamas' links to the Muslim Brotherhood are also at heart of the Saudi foreign minister's statements , analysts say. "These statements are a shock to our Palestinian people and to our Arab and Islamic nation, which considers the Palestinian cause its central cause", the statement said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:53

Elaborating on the ambitions of the PM, Shah said that the PM has showcased a model exclusively based on development inclusive of growth extended to each society and person. The BJP chief had yesterday referred to Mahatma Gandhi as a " chatur baniya " (a clever Baniya - the trading caste) while addressing a gathering in Raipur .

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:10

Five countries - Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the UAE , Yemen and Bahrain - cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over allegations that Doha is supporting Islamist groups and courting Iran . "There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade". We're seeing shortages of food, families are being forcibly separated, and children are being pulled out of school.

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:52

Meanwhile, a civilian was injured on Saturday in a terrorist attack on security forces on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. Indian Army said 38 armed terrorists have been killed during 22 infiltration bid attempted across the border this year.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:49

Reaction to the attack has dominated the final days of campaigning before Thursday's general election, with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and others criticizing May for cutting police numbers by roughly 20,000 during her tenure as home secretary.

by | June 10, 2017 | 17:24

The BBC reported, however, that May did not plan to resign. "She made the election a referendum on Theresa May and she has lost". Jeremy Corbyn insisted his party had won the contest with 261 seats, 57 behind the Tories . "The prime minister has spoken with me this morning", Foster said. When May called the vote which was held on Thursday, polls said the Conservatives would score an decisive victory and effectively push Britain's Labor Party onto the scrap heap.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:48

A group of Gulf nations led by Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties as well as land, sea and air travel with Qatar on 5 June, accusing the country of supporting Sunni extremist groups and Iranian-backed Shiite militants to destabilize the region.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:25

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi told IRNA on Thursday that it is clear Saudi Arabia supports terrorist groups but it is too soon to say whether it was involved in the Parliament and mausoleum strikes. The Foreign Ministry, which extended its deepest condolences to bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery for those injured, said there had been no reports of Singaporeans affected or injured in Wednesday's incidents.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:56

Trump also called Comey a "leaker" in a tweet on Friday morning. In Senate testimony , Comey said he wrote records of his conversations with Trump "immediately" after they took place - something he did not do with Trump's predecessor President Barack Obama - because he was concerned about Trump's conduct.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:17

According to the people in the know, last week Goldman's asset management division paid US$0.31 on the dollar, or around US$ 865 million , for bonds that PDVSA issued in 2014 and that mature in 2022. In that time , the list of protesters' demands - from the resumption of local elections to an end to the nationwide food shortage, to even the ouster of Maduro himself - has grown.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:41

Comey again tried to explain that he discussed the findings of the Clinton investigation only after it was completed. "It's a really good thing that the president's not tweeting, and it's a good thing that he's letting his lawyer talk", said Jack Quinn, a former White House counsel under President Bill Clinton.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:16

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's Supreme Leader said Friday that the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the USA and Saudi Arabia . "We are the agents of nobody", the fighters said. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the assault. Iran has indirectly suggested that Saudi Arabia, its major regional rival and a USA ally, played a role in the attack.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:23

The silence was arranged to honour the eight people killed in the London terror attack on June 3, where three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before continuing to stab others at Borough Market in the capital city. Twitter-user Frank Gardner posted "disgraceful and disrespectful", while Paul Jurdeczka said: "Minute silence not in Saudi culture". Australia prevailed 3-2 against Saudi Arabia courtesy of Tom Rogic's second half stunner.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:48

Trump said the nations that imposed the blockade - including Saudi Arabia , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates -- came to him in the wake of his conference in the region to discuss " confronting Qatar over its behavior". Tillerson's earlier statement that the "blockade" of Qatar is hurting USA economic and military efforts in the region contradicts Pentagon officials' insistence earlier in the week that there has been no impact on US operations in Qatar, or the fight against ISIS.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:49

Meanwhile, President Trump's statement on the attack has prompted criticism in Iran. "Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship", Zarif tweeted . Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran have had strained relations throughout their history and have been involved in a sectarian feud for more than 1,000 years.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:12

He added: " We are not ready to surrender, and will never be ready to surrender, the independence of our foreign policy ". The Arab world's biggest powers, including Saudi Arabia , Egypt , and the United Arab Emirates , severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of support for Islamist militants and Iran .

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:02

In total, 207 women were elected to serve as MPs, an unprecedented 32 percent of the 650-seat legislative chamber. Britain also elected its first female Sikh MP and the first turbaned Sikh MP. Comprehensive-educated MPs now make up 51 per cent of the House of Commons , up from 43 per cent of those elected in 2015, according to social mobility charity the Sutton Trust.

by | June 10, 2017 | 16:44

But a ban on emperors making political statements made it impossible for him to just say that he wanted to step down, the BBC reports . The soft-spoken Akihito, the first Japanese emperor who was never considered divine, has worked for decades at home and overseas to soothe the wounds of World War II, fought in his father Hirohito's name.

by | June 10, 2017 | 15:48

In a preliminary report published late on Wednesday, the investigators did not say who they held responsible for the hack but said that both Britain and the United States were helping with their inquiry. In a statement released by Saudi-run news agency SPA, the Gulf nations also claimed Qatar helped spread radical messages through its media, an apparent reference to Al Jazeera , the Doha-based state-funded broadcaster that prides itself on being an independent news network.