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by | June 11, 2017 | 16:22

Five attackers stormed Iran's parliament and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday, setting off clashes with security forces and killing at least 17 people. Ahmad Fazelian, a provincial judiciary official, said the seven, suspected of "providing support for the terrorist team", were detained in Fardis, about 50 km (31 miles) west of Tehran , the judiciary's online news agency Mizan reported.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:17

There had been doubts cast over her leadership after she paid a heavy price for her gamble to overturn the UK's Fixed Term Parliament Act and call a snap general election ahead of the fixed time-frame it would have been held in 2020. With all 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats; the Labour Party had 262 seats, followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party on 35.

by | June 11, 2017 | 16:20

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 USA and Afghan forces are carrying out joint operations against Taliban and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:59

There are also USA special operations forces working as advisors alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces , he said . The SDF was also trying to push into Raqqa's northwestern district of Al Andalus, as fighting continued to the north, east and west of the city.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:27

Counter demonstrators opposing a group who gathered nearby to protest against Islamic-law yell out on Sat., June 10, 2017 , in NY. The rally is put on by a nationwide group called " Act for America ". When the speakers finished, most of the Make America Great Again types left and most of the counter-protesters dispersed too. This is a march against Sharia law and for human rights.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:30

The sailboats are competing in a transatlantic race hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club (RWYC). It was his 19th Atlantic crossing and he had planned to sail back single-handed, with the 6,500-nautical-mile voyage ending in July or August.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:28

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she assumed Britain would stick to its plan for leaving the European Union after the country's election upset, and that she wanted to work quickly on talks over Brexit. Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more hard. A breakdown in negotiations could mean Britain ceasing to be an European Union member without having in place the legal agreements that would avoid a chaotic limbo for ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:14

It was a stunning accusation, suggesting that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had lied to Congress, while under oath. Trump wrote earlier on Friday on Twitter that the former FBI head had vindicated him by telling the Senate Intelligence Committee that the president had not been personally under investigation in the Russian Federation probe.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:02

Joining forces with the hardline unionist Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland , which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence. Cutting a deal with the DUP , which won 10 seats, may not be straightforward. Ex-minister Lord Barker said there was little appetite for a Tory leadership contest but told BBC's Newsnight the Prime Minister was a "terrible campaigner" and "there's clearly not going to be another ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:09

He said the Afghan soldier was killed in the incident on Saturday. Khogyani said the Afghan soldier was a commando and was killed after the attack. Although once relatively common, "green-on-blue" attacks have decreased following stricter security measures and the sharp decline in foreign troops in the country.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:43

US forces were providing the Philippines with technical assistance, but they had no "boots on the ground", the Philippines military said on Saturday. Around 30 to 40 militants used civilians as human shields and positioned themselves in the city's mosques, army spokesman Edgard Arevalo said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:59

The Italian mother of Youseff Zaghba, the last of the three terrorists to be named, said her son had done "a disgusting thing" and vowed to educate young people about the true meaning of Islam. The Italian mother of one of the London Bridge attackers says what her son did was "horrible" and that she will work to educate young people about the true meaning of Islam.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:40

U.S. officials insisted the two men were sending the same message with different emphases, aimed at encouraging their Arab allies to put aside grievances and focus on fighting terrorism. "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said , though he declined to say how, even as he contradicted the Pentagon.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:04

Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the Philippine Army's 1st Infantry Division, AP reported. She was allegedly on a mission to procure firearms as they prepare to escape the fighting. The military said it is directing its air strikes at the central business district of the city where the insurgents are dug in, but it is proceeding carefully so as not to destroy mosques where some of the militants had taken up positions.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:01

Norman Smith said he understood that senior Conservatives had warned the PM they would instigate a leadership contest at a meeting of backbenchers early next week if the pair did not leave, and were confident they could get the required 48 signatures to trigger a contest.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:21

Syrian government troops and allied forces reached the Iraqi border for the first time since 2015 on Friday, a monitor said, risking fresh tensions with US-led forces nearby. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had earlier said dozens of pro-government forces had arrived at the point on the Syria-Iraq border around 70 km north of Al-Tanf.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:10

An worldwide peace conference began in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday with a minute-long silence in remembrance of terror victims as the death toll in last week's truck bombing rose sharply to 150. "I am pleased to see the will and determination of the Afghan government to hold the Kabul Initiative for Peace and Security Cooperation conference at a time when a dark week in the history of Afghanistan has just passed".

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:56

Mrs May says she will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland , which won 10 seats. For Chancellor Merkel the ineivitibale Brexit questions cropped up again following Theresa May's woeful electoral showing with the divorce talks due to get underway on June 19th.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:15

On Friday, Tillerson urged Qatar's neighbors to ease their blockade and called for "calm and thoughtful dialogue". " An information campaign to demonize Qatar has started all of a sudden ", al-Thani said, claiming that all accusations against Doha have so far been " groundless, improvised " and lacking specifics.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:06

Media commentators agreed she had been badly damaged, and some predicted she and her strategy for Brexit could struggle to survive. The Times wrote: "May stares into the abyss". "We're in another mess again, and probably we're going to have to have another election, and it's all such a waste of time at the end of the day", said 85-year-old Londoner Patricia Nastri.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:39

Burials were held in the provinces for the two others killed when gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In a video that appeared to have been recorded before the attack on Tehran , five masked fighters were shown threatening Shi'ites in Iran as well as the Saudi Arabian government saying their turn " will come ".

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:12

Burials were held in the provinces for the two others killed when gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In a video that appeared to have been recorded before the attack on Tehran , five masked fighters were shown threatening Shi'ites in Iran as well as the Saudi Arabian government saying their turn " will come ".

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:28

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has denied that there was an intelligence failure leading up to last Saturday's London Bridge attack. Armed officers fired nearly 50 rounds, killing three attackers who had plowed a rented van into pedestrians on the bridge, killing three, then jumped out and stabbed Saturday night revelers in Borough Market , an area packed with bars and restaurants.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:37

In the Sunday Mirror, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who scored hefty gains in the election, said there was still a chance for him to be prime minister if May failed to form a government. We have got a mandate to deal with issues of poverty, justice and inequality in Britain . Mr Corbyn believes that without an outright majority Mrs May's position is vulnerable and he intends to oppose the Queen's Speech in an attempt to bring down her administration.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:34

After a historically low score in the first round of the presidential election (6.3% for Benoit Hamon), the stakes could hardly be higher. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a ceremony in Haute-Vienne, France, June 10, 2017.

by | June 11, 2017 | 15:03

If that's true, Democrats on the committee are probably salivating at the prospect of grilling him on that topic, especially if they can find a way to do so in open session (looking at you, Kamala). Sessions and other administration officials had been in the Oval Office when Trump asked everyone but Comey to leave. Lawmakers and critics have expressed concern about any possible role by Sessions in either sacking Comey , or in subverting the ongoing investigation by the FBI.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:19

Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would only cause further disruption as Britain prepares to start Brexit negotiations as early as June 19. "When the manifesto landed, many were suddenly caught off guard by the revelation that she was a Tory (Conservative), and not a very nice one or a good one".

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:39

Trump said he helped plan the move against Qatar, although a senior administration official told Reuters earlier this week that the USA had no indication from the Saudis or Emiratis during the visit that they would sever ties with Qatar.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:20

Mr Trump first attacked the London mayor just hours after three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before going on a knife rampage through Borough Market, killing seven and injuring 48. "The relationship with America is our deepest and most important defence and security relationship", she said. Khan took issue with the tweet because he said that Trump took his comments out of context.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:56

They said he was not seeking to take action to topple Mrs May but was preparing his campaign for when it could be needed. May called an election in April in an attempt to increase her slim majority, put the plan backfired spectacularly and she now faces the prospect of a minority government backed by a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland.

by | June 11, 2017 | 14:34

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. The European Union , meanwhile, is showing little sympathy for May's plight to hold her government together and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was no reason to give the country a grace period to begin negotiations.

by | June 11, 2017 | 13:25

In a contradictory approach, Trump had used social media site Twitter on Tuesday to praise Saudi Arabia's decision to sever ties with Qatar. "With over eight million Indian expatriates living and working in these countries, we have vital stakes in the regional peace and stability", the ministry said in a release.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:29

London [U.K.], June 11 (ANI): The Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) has agreed to support the Conservatives on the basis of an agreement known as "confidence and supply". The Warwick & Leamington constituency is known as the "bellwether seat", as it often changes hands between Labour and the Conservative Party, usually swinging towards whichever party forms the new government.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:30

May has signalled she will use her right as incumbent to make the first attempt to form a government , but it is unclear whether she will have the necessary support to do so. At the time of writing, 647 of the 650 seats have been declared and Conservative leader Theresa May has failed to win the 326 seats needed to form a bill to have its programme of proposed new laws passed in the Queen's Speech.

by | June 11, 2017 | 12:52

The deal with the DUP is on a " confidence and supply " basis, which means the party would lend its support to block no confidence votes and pass budgets. May's office had no immediate comment on the PA report. They were replaced by Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister who lost his seat in the election.