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IS claimed responsibility for attack on Egyptian Coptic Christians in Minya

IS claimed responsibility for attack on Egyptian Coptic Christians in Minya

The jihadist group claimed in a statement that its fighters "set up a checkpoint" for the Christians as they headed to the monastery, before killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire....

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UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar

Trump's messages contradicted Dana Shell Smith, the USA ambassador to Qatar , who on Sunday retweeted an earlier post of hers crediting Qatar with making "real progress to counter terror financi...

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State Dept. condemns attacks in Iran

At least 12 people were killed and dozens were injured in what are believed to be the first attacks ISIS has launched on Iranian soil. "This terrorist attack happened only a week after the mee...

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US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

The two countries don't maintain diplomatic relations, and the Trump administration has emphasized the need to counter Iran's influence. The measure also would apply terrorism sanctions to the country...

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Comey Opening Statement For Senate Intelligence Hearing, Annotated

Comey Opening Statement For Senate Intelligence Hearing, Annotated

Comey will appear Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a highly anticipated hearing, and senators Wednesday offered predictably partisan takes from his prepared remarks . "I replied ...

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Congress instigating violence in Mandsaur, says Naidu

Really, is there nowhere they can go? Farmers in Madhya Pradesh have been on strike since June 1, demanding their loans be scrapped and their produce be bought at a fair price. Violence has never ...

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Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges

Hawaii enacts laws adopting Paris climate deal pledges

The U.S. bears about 20% of the costs for the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change , which provides the underlying framework for the Paris Agreement . The bill co...

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German minister warns against 'Trumpification' of Gulf conflict

Officials said the Russian goal appears to be to cause rifts among the United States and its allies. Lawmakers from Erdogan's ruling AK Party and the nationalist opposition MHP on Wednesday pr...

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ISIS claims responsibility for twin attacks in Iranian capital that killed 12

ISIS claims responsibility for twin attacks in Iranian capital that killed 12

Iran's Revolutionary Guard blamed regional rival Saudi Arabia for the Wednesday attacks, while Foreign Minister Javad Zarif lashed out on Twitter at "terror-sponsoring despots", in a reference to t...

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Indian farmers step up strike after six die in firing

Indian farmers step up strike after six die in firing

The Madhya Pradesh farmers hit the streets protesting over their demands for remunerative prices for their produce and a farm loan waiver not being met . Several fire tenders were at the spot to co...

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Former FBI Director Comey's Remarks About Russia Investigation, Annotated

According to Comey, Trump was keenly interested in having the FBI director publicize that he was not under investigation . The three-page memo clarifies what Comey intends to say when he testif...

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Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

The 79-year-old comedian once dubbed America's Dad could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. Constand also told authorities she had never been alone with Cosby before the night of the...

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Brazil court opens session that could topple president

Brazil court opens session that could topple president

Alves served briefly in the government of President Michel Temer previous year, but quit after a month after being implicated in a corruption scandal, as countless top Brazilian politicians have bee...

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Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran

Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran

The attackers were Iranian nationals who had joined IS, Reza Seifollahi, deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said on state TV late Wednesday. There are conflicting reports of...

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Comey statement: Trump expected 'loyalty,' wanted to lift Russia 'cloud'

Comey will testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday. According to his opening statement , the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director began chronicling his conversat...

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Judge will decide fate in Michelle Carter trial

Judge will decide fate in Michelle Carter trial

They also said they received text messages from Carter expressing sympathy and offering support after Conrad's death, but never mentioned she knew what he was going to do. "This was a suicide, a s...

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London Bridge terrorists named as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane

Seven people were killed and 48 injured. He was allegedly on his way to Syria and was carrying only a backpack. The parents lived for a time in Morocco before separating when the mother returned to ...

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Modi seeks to repair ties with Russia

After the talks, the two sides signed seven agreements, including pacts on the transfer of sentenced persons and visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports. "We have established dedicated platfor...

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Trump nominates new FBI Director

President Trump says he will nominate Christopher Wray as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to fill the vacant spot left by former director James Comey , who was sacked by T...

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Arab split: Qatar's isolation by its neighbours exacerbates Middle East tensions

Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives too have joined the ban against Qatar which sees a severing of diplomatic ties with Doha apart from blocking off land, air and sea routes to ...

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Bangladesh, Myanmar, India - Tropical Cyclone MORA - DG ECHO Daily Map

Bangladesh, Myanmar, India - Tropical Cyclone MORA - DG ECHO Daily Map

Numerous 22,000 people in Cox's Bazar's Moheshkahli Island, where 10,000 people died in a cyclone in 1991, were already moving to cyclone shelters. Bangladesh has evacuated almost 300,000 people...

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'We're not going to let Trump divide our communities,' says London mayor

'We're not going to let Trump divide our communities,' says London mayor

Trump's tweet renewed his mischaracterization of Khan's statement to London residents following the attack that left seven people dead and dozens injured. Trump has used the policy, stalled now i...

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Theresa May: Trump 'wrong' to attack London mayor

Theresa May: Trump 'wrong' to attack London mayor

Minutes later, Trump used the attack , which killed seven people and injured 48, to throw even more red meat to his political base. Here, he said we stand with the United Kingdom. He argues the m...

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Christopher Wray is Trump's Choice for FBI Director

Christopher Wray is Trump's Choice for FBI Director

Wray has been a partner in the King & Spalding law firm in 2005 and works in their Atlanta, Washington and NY offices. He was the personal lawyer for Republican Christie in the George Washington Bridg...

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Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Bush's Justice Department . But the controversies and distractions in Washington continued to dog the president throughout the day. Christie, who was a close adviser to Trump during the 2016 pres...

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Unclear if Trump will block Comey's testimony

The Senate panel is likely to ask Mr Comey about these interactions and the allegation that Mr Trump tried to pressure him into dropping the FBI's inquiry into Mr Flynn, whose ties to both Russi...

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U.S. suspects Russian hackers behind Qatar-Saudi rift

U.S. suspects Russian hackers behind Qatar-Saudi rift

It was already having tangible effects, with dozens of flights cancelled, Qatari planes barred from regional airspace, and panic buying in Doha amid fears of food shortages. The countries cut diplom...

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White House Won't Say If Trump Backs Attorney General Sessions

White House Won't Say If Trump Backs Attorney General Sessions

That answer stood in contrast to his response to the same question recently about Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser. Here's what President Trump had to say abo...

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Sturgeon warns of 'emboldened Tory government' ahead of SNP manifesto launch

Sturgeon warns of 'emboldened Tory government' ahead of SNP manifesto launch

And viewers were left to read between the lines. AN SNP victory in the general election in Scotland would complete a "triple lock" for a second independence referendum, according to the party's ma...

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Bangladesh 'disappointed' over U.S. decision to dump global climate pact

Over the last several days, many of his closest advisers have revealed they spend no time discussing global warming with the president. The actor who starred in Before the Flood movie which is a 2...

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