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by | June 11, 2017 | 11:50

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday. The ministry issued a statement on its website with bloody pictures of the men's corpses. ISIS, which adheres to a puritanical strain of Sunni Islam, considers Shias heretics and has carried out numerous attacks against Shia civilians, in Iraq in particular.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:14

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the twin attack on Iran's parliament and the tomb of the country's former supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei. In his remarks in the funeral, Parliament speaker Ali Larijani rapped Saudi Arabia and the USA for the current situation in the Middle East and indirectly for the terror attacks in Tehran .

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:04

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was also ready to start talks and hoped the United Kingdom general election would not have an impact. "Her wish and will was not really too much accepted by the British people", he said. "I don't think that things now have become easier but we are ready".

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:42

The elections have generally handed the newly elected president a majority in parliament and the opportunity to form a like-minded government. Candidates from the conservative Republicans party are expected to arrive in second position, with possibly over 100 seats, opinion polls suggest.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:19

Earlier in the week, coalition forces "destroyed" a pro- regime unit that was moving into the area with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons and armed technical vehicles. In the "Battle for the Badiya", referring to the semi-desert area of eastern Syria dominated by ISIS since 2013, Iran-backed fighters in Iraq and Syria have been advancing on USA -backed fighters from two fronts: the western countryside of Mosul and the eastern Damascus steppe.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:09

Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced hotlines to help families with Qatari members, their official news agencies reported, after their cutting of diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar led to travel disruption.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:51

That law requires lobbyists for foreign clients to disclose information about their activities. But Trump undercut those remarks, saying at a press conference on Friday that Qatar is a "funder of terrorism at a very high level". That day, Trump congratulated the Saudis for their actions. Less that two hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to bring peace between two of America's key West Asian partners, Qatar and Saudi Arabia that are on a collusion course, President ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:17

We regret Jon Ossoff has declined to be a part of this debate, which would have helped inform the voters of Georgia's Sixth Congressional District and engaged viewers around the country. As Ferguson noted, Ossoff hasn't managed to avoid Trump completely during his campaign. She said she has spent the majority of her career working in women's health and will remain on the frontline "fighting for women".

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:05

Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum previous year in what became popularly known as Brexit. "I hope that we will not experience a further delay in the conclusion of these negotiations", Juncker said at a joint press conference together with Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, and Rose Gottemoeller, NATO Deputy Secretary-General, following a high-level conference on defence and security.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:00

Meanwhile, police said they have arrested two men linked to the attack on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts after carrying out raids in Ilford and Barking, London. "It is this knife that police have released images of today". She said that includes "whether you see something suspicious, you know somebody who has started to behave strangely, you are hiring a vehicle to somebody and you have concerns about them".

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:14

He said one of the wounded soldiers later succumbed to his injuries. Next of kin notification is underway. Ismail Shinwari, a district governor in Achin, said the incident happened in the Pekha Valley region of the Achin district. The attack comes as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration weighs an increase in troops in the war-torn country. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of American heroes".

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:47

And on March 22 this year, five people were killed when a man rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London before stabbing a police officer outside parliament. Another said: "They ( the attackers ) can't harm what London is". Dick, an Oxford University graduate, was appointed London's first female police chief and Britain's top officer in February, taking charge of a force of 43,000 officers and staff with a budget of more than 3 billion pounds ($3.8 billion).

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:51

Borough Market remains closed but on Saturday the final cordon was lifted at London Bridge following last Saturday's barbaric attack. The knives are described as being made of ceramic, rather than metal, and measure 12 inches in length.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:51

With talks due to start in Brussels on June 19, Mr Tusk said it was their "urgent task" to get on with the negotiations in "the best possible spirit". "The clock is ticking for Brexit". Thursday's result means that it is now unclear when the talks can even begin. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, described the election result as "yet another own goal" for the UK.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:31

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 86 people in Nice, France, when he plowed through a large crowd celebrating the national Bastille Day last July. Authorities have revealed that terrorists tried to hire a 7.5-ton lorry on the morning of the terrorist attack, but ring leader, Khuram Shazad Butt, had payment issues and the rental was rejected by the online booking system as a result.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:03

Earlier in proceedings, Auckland's own Dan "The Hangman" Hooker set the Spark Arena alight with a spectacular finish in his lightweight bout against British veteran Ross Pearson . Riding a six fight winning streak, with five of those coming by knockout, it is understandable why people are so excited for this fight. Many considered Lewis to be one of the next contenders in line for a title shot against current champion Stipe Miocic as he was ranked number six in the division.

by | June 11, 2017 | 11:00

TRUMP: I hardly know the man. Trump said he would be willing to testify under oath and would tell his story to special counsel Robert Mueller , appointed to oversee the FBI investigation into whether the president's campaign colluded with Russian officials.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:02

Earlier on Saturday, Attahullah Khogyani, a provincial spokesman in Nangarhar province, said that two other soldiers were also injured in the attack, which was carried out by an Afghan soldier in the Achin district, where U.S. This is the third so called "green on blue attack" in which Taliban infiltrators in the Afghan security forces have targeted members of the allied forces.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:22

At a press conference with the president of Romania on Friday, President Trump slammed the country of Qatar , which hosts 11,000 U.S. military personnel at its Al Udeid Air Base and is now the target of a multi-country diplomatic boycott and blockade in the Middle East led by Saudi Arabia .

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:05

I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance.' Who would do that? "Who would do that?" Comey told the Senate panel he would urge the release of any recording of his conversations with the president. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", he said. He said he began writing memos after his meetings with Mr Trump because he was "honestly anxious he might lie".

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:44

Police also revealed that the attackers had stored petrol bombs - several wine bottles filled with flammable liquid and rags wrapped around them - in the van, but police fatally shot the trio before they could return to the van and kill even more people.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:24

Trump on June 9 said Qatar "has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". He said Qatar, as an independent nation, also had the right to support groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, despite the fact that its neighbors outlawed the Sunni Islamist organization.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:10

The administration's lawyers and White House spokesman Sean Spicer have argued that the executive order has no connection to Trump's campaign calls for a temporary "Muslim ban" and have disputed the characterization of the order as a travel ban .

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:52

British police say that they believe 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba , an Italian of Moroccan descent, was the third attacker in Saturday's violent rampage in London that killed seven people. Butt rented a white Renault van in the evening instead, using a recently activated mobile phone. " We're not looking for a wider network ", said Haydon, adding, however, that authorities are still trying to figure out how exactly this " diverse bunch " came together to commit the terrorist act.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:57

Warner told Rogers the committee had "facts that there were other individuals" who were aware of his conversation with Trump and that a memo had been prepared "because of concerns" about the call. McCABE: And I've responded that I'm not going to comment on those conversations. "I'm willing to come before the committee and tell you what I know and don't know", he said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:38

The intended truck was smaller but similar to the one used in the Nice attack that killed 86 people and injured hundreds in the resort town in the south of France in July a year ago. The phoney bombs were simply disposable water bottles wrapped in masking tape, although they were designed to create "maximum fear", Scotland Yard said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:00

The potential deal with the DUP came after Mrs May sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks after the election left the Tories eight seats short of the 326 required for a majority. She made the election about her and Jeremy Corbyn , but the electorate has largely said up yours to that sentiment. The DUP are adamant that they want to maintain the pensions triple lock and winter fuel payments for the elderly, which is in direct conflict of interest with the Conservative ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:18

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Mr Trump last month, Mr Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that the president had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:24

Trump, on the other hand, took the side of the four gulf states implementing the blockade over Qatar's alleged funding of terrorist groups. "The blockade is hindering USA military action in the region, and the campaign against ISIS ", Tillerson said , using an acronym for the extremist group.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:36

Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba have been named as the attackers, who were all shot dead. In a rare glimpse into the weeklong investigation, police released details on Saturday that showed Khuram Butt originally tried to rent a 7.5 ton truck.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:46

Qatar denies the accusations. UAE praised Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's support for extremism. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about Qatar at the State Department in Washington, Friday June 9, 2017. In severing diplomatic ties with its Gulf neighbor on Monday, Riyadh accused Doha of supporting groups including some backed by Iran . Al-Jazeera offices also have been shut down by authorities in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:00

Trump faced a welcoming audience of 500 at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati's East End, including members of the maritime trades, local union ironworkers, builders and business operators. Under a new infrastructure program, improvements to the nation's 12,000 miles of inland waterways will happen sooner, he said. In speaking about prospective infrastructure plans, Trump stressed the importance of utilizing American labor and resources in moving forward with these potential projects.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:25

Asked about when the president is going to talk about the tapes, Press Secretary simply said "when he's ready". But former FBI Director James Comey's remarks to a packed hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee left the Republican president far from unscathed.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:09

Standard Chartered (StanChart) Research in a note says that it does not discount the possibility of a second election , given the uncertain outlook and noting that the higher turnout among young people appears to have boosted the Labour Party's vote.

by | June 11, 2017 | 10:01

Andy said he tackled the man, who managed to get back to his feet and run towards the back of the plane, where a group of other male passengers detained him. Heavily-armed police wearing helmets and body armour and carrying rifles boarded the plane and put the man under arrest. "The plane landed safely at the airport and passengers are now exiting the plane and speaking to investigators", Victoria Police said in a statement.