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Trump says Arab leaders pointed to Qatar as financing radicalism

While he has even held out hopes that a communal effort could pave the way for Israeli-Arab rapprochement, the Qatar crisis serves as a reminder of the region's many fault lines that challenge USA d...

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Polls open in Britain's general election

Polls open in Britain's general election

Workers in protective equipment are reflected in the window of a betting shop with a display inviting customers to place bets on tbe result of the general election with images of Britain's Prime Minis...

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Donald Trump's big trouble in little Qatar

Trump's new tone echoed that of his secretaries of Defense and State, who emphasized Tuesday the need for Gulf unity and the importance of the U.S. partnership with Qatar, home to the Al Udeid Air Bas...

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Accused leaker Reality Winner is scared after arrest, mom says

Accused leaker Reality Winner is scared after arrest, mom says

But Winner is going to go to jail for a very long time . The details in the case suggest that she is the source for the Intercept's report on Monday about a May 5 NSA intelligence report that des...

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Iran rejects US statements on attacks in Tehran

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack . The Sunni extremist group is at war with Iranian-backed forces in Syria and Iraq, and views Iran's Shiite majority as apostates d...

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French leader Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

French leader Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

Iran - which has always been at loggerheads with Saudi Arabia and a lesser known target of the move - held President Donald Trump responsible for creating this situation in his recent Saudi trip . ...

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Brits say terror, European Union exit are keys to election today

Brits say terror, European Union exit are keys to election today

The UK's first past the post system - whereby the candidate in each constituency with the most votes, rather than an absolute majority, wins the seat - means that hung parliaments have traditionally...

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Nazarbayev extends condolences to President of Afghanistan over deadly Kabul attack

Nazarbayev extends condolences to President of Afghanistan over deadly Kabul attack

The blast was caused by 1.5 tons of explosives hidden inside a tanker used to drain sewage reservoirs near the German Embassy compound. He said Pakistan has the highest stakes in Afghan peace and ...

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Death toll rises to 13 in Iran twin terror attacks

Death toll rises to 13 in Iran twin terror attacks

Security forces shot and killed the attackers who didn't die in the blasts. In a simultaneous attack to the south of Tehran , four attackers opened fire at a shrine dedicated to Ayatollah Khomeini,...

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Exxon Mobil Not Worried About Impact of Middle East Tensions on LNG

Yesterday, however, Trump's tweets got him in hot water, as he seems to have temporarily forgotten U.S. foreign policy, launching an online attack on American ally Qatar . Judy Woodruff speaks with...

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Trump urges Qatar to resolve diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia

The air base, which has hosted USA military aircraft for more than 15 years, is considered a marvel, with some of the longest runways in the Middle East and sophisticated hangars that rise like mounta...

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12 dead, dozens injured as duel terror attacks rock Iranian capital

For a state that is the biggest supporter of terrorist groups worldwide - whether Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Al-Hashd Al-Shabi, the Houthis or the Assad regime - these attacks on Iranian soil should come ...

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Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks

Gunmen and suicide bombers, acting nearly simultaneously, attacked Iran's parliament and a shrine to the revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini in the first attacks in the country claimed by the so-c...

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Tump Phones King Salman on Qatar Crisis, Asks for Gulf Unity

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar , prompting a diplomatic crisis , CNN reported ...

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RNC says Trump knew firing Comey was risky

The drama seems destined to take its place alongside televised Capitol Hill cliffhangers of the past, including the Anita Hill hearing in 1991, parts of the Watergate hearings in 1973 and the Army-McC...

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British police identify third London attacker

The youngest of the attackers, an Italian national of Moroccan descent, he was allowed to enter the United Kingdom and had been living in east London . No luggage or money, Youssef had a one way tick...

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Eight killed, thousands displaced as storm lashes South Africa's Cape

Eight killed, thousands displaced as storm lashes South Africa's Cape

The Western Cape Disaster Management centre said that the death toll of the Cape storm has risen to nine. Western Cape local governance spokesperson James-Brent Styan told The Times that an ev...

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Over the past seven weeks, however, the 67-year-old's popularity has risen greatly, and the latest slash in poll gaps is said to be due to female voters rallying on his side after deserting their form...

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Death toll rises to 16 in Iran terror attacks

And (per Reuters ) the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are blaming Saudi Arabia . Witnesses said the attackers were shooting from the fourth floor of the parliament building down at people in the str...

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United States senate releases former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's statement before hearing

United States senate releases former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's statement before hearing

In it, Comey details a series of interactions with Trump that made him uneasy and appear to show the president disregarding the FBI's traditional independence from the White House. "I'm not sure I h...

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Floods in Sri Lanka kill over 150, nearly half million affected

Floods in Sri Lanka kill over 150, nearly half million affected

Ambassador Yi extended the deepest sympathy and condolences to the Sri Lankan people, especially the families affected by the disaster. Senaratne said medical teams have been dispatched to the wo...

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Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

The location of the second attack is extremely symbolic, targeting the shrine of the Islamic Republic's founder and first supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . Fars news agency issued a report...

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Comey to Congress: Trump expected 'loyalty'

Comey's testimony , legal experts say, could go a long way toward establishing whether Trump's conversations with him amounted to the kind of confidential chatter two high officials thrown together ...

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Showtime: US Senate Intel Panel Comey Releases Testimony on Trump-Russia Probe

But shortly afterwards, Comey said he spoke in person to Sessions to pass along Trump's concerns about leaks. Comey's statement , posted on the Senate Intelligence Committee's website, said Tru...

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S&P Cuts Qatar's Credit Rating, Puts It On Watch For Further Downgrades

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". "Curiously, the United St...

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Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony

Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony

Comey claims Trump pressured him over the investigation into Russia's election interference. According to his testimony's opening statement , Mr Comey will say the president asked him to drop and...

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Qatar crisis: UAE threatens sympathisers with prison

Qatar crisis: UAE threatens sympathisers with prison

Qatar , for its part, has strenuously denied accusations that it is a supporter of terrorism, describing the moves to diplomatically isolate it as "unjustified". A Pentagon spokesman said the crisis...

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UK contenders trade blows on final day of election campaign

When May called the election seven weeks ago, she was seeking to capitalize on opinion polls showing that the Conservatives had a wide lead over the opposition Labour Party . The expectation is that ...

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Trump wanted ex-security adviser Flynn dropped from Russian Federation probe - Comey

Trump wanted ex-security adviser Flynn dropped from Russian Federation probe - Comey

He also said he didn't think the president was referring to a broader investigation into Russian Federation, or possible links to his campaign, when Trump asked for the Flynn investigation to be d...

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Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks

President Donald Trump is suggesting that Iran bears some culpability for attacks in its capital that killed at least 12 people. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards have also said regional riva...

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