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by | June 13, 2017 | 10:18

Iran has urged Qatar and neighbouring Gulf countries to engage in dialogue to resolve their dispute. "We say that what reflects the relationship between Qatar and United States is not the word of the other country's leader - it is the work being done by the agencies", he said .

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:59

There are 2,349 Bahrainis and 784 Emiratis in the country. According to Iran's Press TV a recent visit by U.S President Donald Trump to Riyadh, where he called on Arab countries to "isolate" governments supporting " terrorism " as well as Iran, is believed to have emboldened the Saudi rulers to pursue their policies more aggressively, including by assailing Qatar.

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:15

A 13-judge panel of the 4th Circuit extensively considered issues of religious freedom, drawing heavily on Trump's public statements calling for a "Muslim ban". Monday's decision centers on an executive order to temporarily suspend the admission of refugees to the US and limit travel from some majority-Muslim countries.

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:37

At another, he requested that Comey let the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn go. "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible", Trump wrote in an early morning tweet.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:59

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party gave a stiff competition to the Tories by garnering 261 seats, a gain of 29, while the Conservatives lost 12 seats. Prime Minister Theresa May today confirmed that some of her top cabinet posts will remain unchanged after she forms a minority government with the support of Northern Irelands Democratic Unionist Party.

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:14

McKenna also said that all G7 members except the U.S. - France , Germany, Italy, Japan , the United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union - inked a statement at the meeting that expressed their joint commitment to the "swift and effective implementation of the Paris agreement ".

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:04

Oman is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council but takes a relatively independent diplomatic approach from the other five states in the bloc, especially on relations with Iran, a sticking point in the dispute with Qatar. "So we are engaged and want to engage with more countries". He said millions of Pakistanis were working in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and other Gulf countries; drop in oil prices is causing macroeconomic instability.

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:20

Col. Jo-Ar Herrera told a news conference in Marawi City . USA was quick to support the Filipino army against the Islamist militants of ISIS as the two nations had tense relations although the two nations have been long-time allies and had strong ties.

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:37

Despite her move to form a minority government, pressure is mounting on British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign after Thursday's election results saw the Conservative Party lose its ruling majority in the House of Commons. However, Mrs May insisted that, as the leader of the largest party in the new parliament, she had a duty to act in the "national interest". The DUP is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and once ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:12

In announcing the withdrawal on June 1 from the almost universally supported agreement, Trump earned the scorn of the European Union, China , India, Brazil, and many other nations that have been taking ambitious actions to reduce their emissions of global warming gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:24

Tapes of conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump don't exist, the Secret Service told The Wall Street Journal in response to a Freedom of Information Request filed by the newspaper. " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ", he said. "It's nearly become comical if it's not so scary - that there's the voice from the White House saying we're going to look under the couch cushions".

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:41

Pyongyang issued a statement through its official news agency KCNA on Tuesday calling Trump's decision, "the height of egoism and moral vacuum seeking only their own well-being, even at the cost of the entire planet", CNN reported . "People come to Hawaii to enjoy its environment", Glenn said. Ige joined the alliance on Friday. Along with setting climate change as a priority for the state, the bill creates a state commission dedicated to studying climate change and putting out detailed ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:15

Update: The Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday morning that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony on Tuesday before the committee will be public. Multiple sources confirmed that the president was disappointed with the attorney general's recusal - a decision Trump only learned about minutes before it was announced in March.

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:18

Infantino said that he would offer the idea to Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visits China later this week. In recent months, tensions have been high over North Korea's nuclear weapon and missile development program and the Unites States' missile defence system being deployed in South Korea.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:07

The Bihar Chief Minister also said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government had in 2014 promised that it would implement the MSP with 50 per cent additional incentive for farmers. On the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Kumar said insurance companies are benefiting from the scheme more than the farmers. Maurya, who is UP BJP president and belongs to Koeri caste, specially noted the entry of Choudhary into his party, as he said "mere mention of his name ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:54

Similar crowds turned out in March, rattling officials who had perceived the younger generation as largely apolitical. The outspoken opposition leader has announced that he would run for the presidency in the 2018 election. "He asked me to tell you that the plans (for the protest) are unchanged". An Associated Press reporter saw about 50 protesters seized by police in the gathering at Mars Field.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:00

Akbar Al Baker criticised Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for closing their airspace to Qatari flights a week ago. Qatar Airways is one of the world's biggest airlines and the Gulf state's best known global brand.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:50

A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance aircraft is seen flying over the town of Marawi city, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group , who has taken over large parts of the city. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement US forces were not participating directly in combat operations as it is prohibited by Philippines law.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:37

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan officially ended his "fast for peace" on Sunday afternoon, which he had begun on Saturday in the wake of farmers' protests and violent clashes in Mandsaur . On Tuesday, five protesters were killed in police firing. On the allegation that 26-year-old farmer Ghanashyam Dhakad died in police custody, the district collector said the authorities were looking into the charge and that appropriate action would be taken if anyone was found ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:02

US State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said she was aware of a government announcement of "about 2,500 new units in the West Bank ". The powerful settler movement wields heavy influence in Mr Netanyahu's right-wing governing coalition.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:50

When asked who she thought was guiding the Russians, she said , "I'm leaning Trump". Clinton didn't let President Trump's tweet go without a rebuttal. She alleged that some people who had an insight into American voters guided the Russians about how and when to release fake news reports. "Private mode be damned, this is too important", former Director of Data Science Andrew Therriault began in a tweet responding to Clinton's slur.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:49

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). As for the timing of Sessions' recusal, Comey said the FBI expected the attorney general to take himself out of the matters under investigation weeks before he actually did.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:42

The U.S. men's national team went into Mexico on Sunday night in World Cup qualifying and secured an extremely valuable 1-1 draw against its arch rival. The U.S. was 0-19-1 in Mexico City - getting outscored 81-14 - before a 1-0 exhibition win five years ago. The United States Men's National Team held serve at home on Thursday with a 2-0 home win over Trinidad and Tobago .

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:35

Kuala Lumpur-bound Flight MH128 departed Melbourne at 11:11 Pm (local time). "Passengers have safely disembarked the aircraft and will be screened by Australian authorities". All other flights were diverted to Avalon, near Geelong, with Melbourne Airport in lockdown at the time. "There appears to be no imminent threat to passengers, staff or public and the investigation is ongoing", Victoria Police said in a separate statement .

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:43

The cooperation between the longtime allies in the battle is significant because Duterte , who came to power a year ago, has taken a hostile stance towards Washington and has vowed to eject U.S. So far, 58 Filipino troops have been killed in the fighting; 13 were killed in a daylong firefight with militants on Friday. The announcement of U.S.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:14

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation further reports that Putin defensively said (of the French election), "Do you think that we are ignorant of the results of the elections?" "Maybe they were Russian hackers, maybe they were not", said Putin.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:15

Varela thanked Taiwan for its years of support, but said his country saw new possibilities in establishing ties with Beijing. Taiwan's government said it was sorry and angry over Panama's decision, and said it would not compete with China in what it described as a "diplomatic money game".

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:31

About 11 million spellers participated in the competition that kicked off at local levels. 12-year-old Ananya Vinay from Fresno, California , has won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee held in National Harbor, Maryland in the United States of America today.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:02

Just last week , ex-FBI Director, James Comey claims he reported Trump's dealings with him to the Attorney General. Some Democrats say that recusal should have also applied to the Comey firing - since President Trump has made clear he fired Comey in part because of the Russian Federation probe.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:25

The reporter then asked if Trump would be willing to speak under oath, as Comey did, to give his version of the events. The panel, with jurisdiction over the Department of Justice and FBI , has been seeking copies of former FBI Director James Comey's notes and memos about his encounters with President Donald Trump .

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:19

President Donald Trump . The account in Der Spiegel said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel phoned Trudeau last Tuesday, when they discussed the contents of a communiqué at next month's G20 summit in Hamburg. At the G7 ministerial talks in Bologna, Trump's main envoy, Environmental Protection Agency director Scott Pruitt, left the talks to return to Washington only a few hours after his arrival.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:28

During his six-minute line of questioning, McCain referred to Comey as "President Comey " and seemed to conflate the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election with an unrelated investigation into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email practices that ended previous year.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:49

On Friday, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi imposed sanctions on 59 individuals and a dozen organisations based in Qatar for financial ties to extremist groups, including Al Qaeda. The deliveries came almost a week after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates began a blockade against Qatar , sparking an unprecedented diplomatic crisis .

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:29

The influential Leave campaigner was publicly humiliated during last year's Conservative leadership race, when he was eliminated in the second round, falling behind May and the newly minted Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom . Commenting on his appointment to Sky News , Gove, who described himself at the launch of the Conservative Environment Network in 2014 as a " shy green ", said: "I was quite surprised, I have to say".

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:13

Twitter has been exploding with people mocking the 80-year-old AZ senator for strangely bringing up the Hillary Clinton investigation while everyone else wanted answers on Russian Federation and Trump. "In an ultimately conclusive way, that was the thing that capped it for me", Comey testified. "Yeah, I get that, Senator", Comey said, explaining that perhaps Trump believed Comey had pledged loyalty to him , then suddenly remembered that wasn't actually the case.