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UAE: Social media users face jail for Qatar sympathy

Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain announced on Monday they were cutting diplomatic ties and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar, giving Qataris within their borders two weeks to l...

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CCTV reveals the moment police shot London Bridge terrorists

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss details of the case. A second source said Italian authorities had flagged him up to British authorities after...

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Gulf states await Qatar response

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash threatened more curbs if necessary and said Qatar needed to make "iron-clad" commitments to change policies on funding militants. "He receiv...

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Qatar Says in Talks with Iran to Provide Food Supplies

The White House says the two leaders also discussed how to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and eliminate "the promotion of extremism by any nation in the region". Saudi Arabia, Egyp...

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Iran blames Saudi Arabia after 12 killed in Tehran terrorist attack

Iran blames Saudi Arabia after 12 killed in Tehran terrorist attack

The raids on two of Iran's most highly-protected sites will jolt both the country's recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, and his political rivals among the hardline clerics as well as the ...

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Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord shows he's shortsighted | Letters

Senate Bill 559 and House Bill 1578 commit to expanding methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the state . On June 2, European Council President Donald Tusk asserted that both China a...

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Trump reverses course in Qatar call

The United Arab Emirates' state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash on Wednesday accused Qatar of being "the main champion of extremism and terrorism in the region". As speculation swirled th...

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NSA chief, intelligence director won't comment on Trump conversations

Both National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers and Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee they believed their conversations with the presi...

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Who is Christopher Wray, Trump's pick for FBI director

Who is Christopher Wray, Trump's pick for FBI director

The President met last week with candidates for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director post, including Mr Wray, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer . The timing of Trump's announce...

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Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind Mideast crisis

President Donald Trump during his visit to Saudi Arabia naturally brings to mind the possibility that there may be some different reasons behind it. The dispute between Qatar and the Arab countries ...

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Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert released as charity album

Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert released as charity album

The event, which served to commemorate and raise money for the families of the 22 victims who were tragically killed in a terrorist attack at Grande's Manchester tour stop last month, clocked 79 mil...

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards blame Saudi Arabia for masterminding deadly attacks in Tehran

Iran's Revolutionary Guards blame Saudi Arabia for masterminding deadly attacks in Tehran

The twin attacks were simultaneously carried out at around 10.30 am. The unusual attacks in Iran prompted the Interior Ministry to call for an urgent security meeting, according to the state-run...

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Trump nominates new FBI director as Comey prepares to testify

Trump nominates new FBI director as Comey prepares to testify

Comey is scheduled to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow. There was no more information in the two-sentence tweet that ended, "Details to follow ". Wray, who was ...

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British police know identity of London attackers

British authorities on Monday identified two men who were shot dead by police in the minutes following a terrorist assault on London Bridge over the weekend. The second attacker, Rachid Redou...

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Military aircraft carrying over 100 passengers goes missing

Military aircraft carrying over 100 passengers goes missing

In an earlier statement, the number of passengers was said to be 90. Ships and planes have been scrambled to search for the plane, which was flying over the Andaman Sea when it went missing, the sta...

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Ariana Grande's benefit concert in Manchester raised £2 million

Grande also returned to Manchester to visit victims at the hospital. E! News reported that Grande previously re-released her 2014 hit "One Last Time " as charity single in response to the in...

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Saudi minister denies his country involved in Iran attacks

Saudi minister denies his country involved in Iran attacks

The Sunni militant group also threatened Iran's majority Shi'ite population with more attacks, saying "the caliphate will not miss a chance to spill their blood" until Sharia law is implemented. "I th...

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Tehran terrorist attackers were Iranian nationals

Several senators had sought a delay in the vote until next week after the twin deadly attacks against Iran's parliament and the shrine of Iran's revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini tha...

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Mecca Newspaper: Bahrain foreign minister says all options open on Qatar

He didn't take sides. He said "it's important for France to remain in partnership with all these countries", especially with diplomatic, financial and economic interests at stake. Qatar Airways has...

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Donald Trump and James Comey: Breaking down the former Federal Bureau of Investigation head's testimony

Donald Trump and James Comey: Breaking down the former Federal Bureau of Investigation head's testimony

Trump, Comey wrote , told him, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty" during their first dinner in January. "I didn't move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence t...

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QS World University Ranking sees five Australian institutions among top 50

QS World University Ranking sees five Australian institutions among top 50

Overall, 16 of the 24 Russell Group universities, considered among the best in the country, have moved downwards. QS says these drops are linked to worsening research performance and stretched teach...

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Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation

The Sun newspaper has obtained dramatic CCTV footage of the London Bridge and Borough Market attackers being shot dead by police on Saturday night . "We will change and adapt to what appears to...

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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

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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