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IRAN: Death toll in Tehran attacks rises to 17

IRAN: Death toll in Tehran attacks rises to 17

Claiming the attack, IS posted a video which showed what it claimed was footage from inside the parliament building. "The public opinion of the world, especially Iran, recognizes this terrorist att...

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Gunshots reported inside parliament, Ayatollah Khomeini shrine

In addition to being lethal, the attack on the shrine of Khomeini is symbolically stunning. The group has also targeted Shiites in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. That was notable because of the deep distrus...

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Kuwait Urges Allowing Time to Resolve Diplomatic Crisis

US and European officials said that while United States government agencies and experts were convinced that the news agency and the Qatari government's Twitter feed were hacked , they have not yet de...

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Turkish troops coming to Qatar for security of entire region: Qatari FM

The UAE on Wednesday announced a similar decision, warning that offenders could face between three and 15 years in prison and a fine of 500,000 dirhams ($136,125) should they criticise the decisio...

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Police briefly close London's Trafalgar square over 'suspicious item'

Police briefly close London's Trafalgar square over 'suspicious item'

The Met Police released a statement, saying: "Police were called at 2.40pm (BST) to a suspicious item in Duncannon Street in WC2". While the force later tweeted: 'The incident in Charing Cross has n...

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Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Abdulrahman al-Thani told the broadcaster that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed the hack and the planting of fake news. Soccer's governing body...

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Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. The rupture is based on the accusation that the Qatari government finances terrorist organisations...

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Former FBI Director Comey testimony on conversations with Trump

Mr Preet Bharara, an outspoken former NY prosecutor who was sacked by Mr Trump, tweeted: "Obstruction aside, it's NEVER ok for a (President of the United States) privately to ask an FBI Director to ...

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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

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

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

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

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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