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Qatar says state news agency was first hacked in April

The ongoing diplomatic crisis in Qatar will cause "irreparable reputational damage" to the Gulf as a location for university branch campuses, according to an expert on the region. "The government of Qatar is in denial", said Gargash, accusing Qatar of being "the main champion of extremism and terrorism in the region". Another official says more curbs on business remain on the table in this dispute. Read More »

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast

State lawmaker U Oo Than Naing (Arakan National Party, Rathedaung-1) said officials had received word of several buildings destroyed by the cyclone on the western side of the Mayu River. The Indian Navy has rescued 27 people in a major operation in Bangladesh which has been hit hard by Cyclone Mora, causing widespread destruction and rendering millions of people homeless. Read More »

Sterling down sharply after exit poll predicts Tories to fall short

However, even after 30,000 voters were questioned at 144 polling stations, there is always a possibility that the exit polls may be misleading. The ruling Conservative party needs 326 seats to win an overall majority and guarantee that Theresa May would continue as Britain's Prime Minister. Read More »

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks

Iran says the attackers, all of whom were killed, were Iranians who had joined IS. Iranian security officials counter that it is their regional rival Saudi Arabia - a close United States ally - that is responsible for funding and spreading the extremism that underpins IS. Read More »

UK Labour Party Leader Corbyn Enjoys Massive Turnaround After Election

A party needs 326 seats are necessary to secure a majority. Still, rather than resign, May clung to the hope that her Conservatives might still be able to govern by making deals with another party or group of parties. The election throws up major questions about Brexit. Early newspaper editions reflected the drama, with headlines such as "Britain on a knife edge", "Mayhem" and "Hanging by a thread". Read More »

Rain lashes Australia's Champions Trophy chances

Chasing a very small target of 183 for a win, Australia were 83 for 1 in 16 overs when rained played the spoilsport at the Oval and the match could not be resumed after that. " England probably expect themselves to win and they've talked themselves up in the media", Starc, who took four wickets against Bangladesh , said. Read More »

Britain's Jeremy Corbyn calls for PM May to quit after election losses

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This rare situation - when no party has a majority of seats - is known as a hung parliament . She argued that increasing the Conservative majority in Parliament would strengthen Britain's hand in Brexit talks. May became prime minister through a Conservative Party leadership contest when predecessor David Cameron resigned after the referendum in which Britain voted to leave the European Union . Read More »

Comey told senators Sessions may have met Russia's ambassador a third time

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The administration gave differing reasons for Comey's firing. The supposed February 14 scoop said that members of Trump's campaign staff had repeated contact with "senior Russian intelligence officials". Comey, the President told Mr. Comey "it would be good to find out" in that investigation if there were "some "satellite" associates of his who did something wrong". Read More »

Ten people remain in critical condition after London Bridge attack: Health Authority

Although news of her son's death came as a shock, she said she could only share the pain of the victims' families. They worked in the same restaurant: Kentucky Fried Chicken in London's East Ham area. Fellow BTP officers Alfred Iswa, 51, and Lee Crook, 36, described how they tended to the injured colleague on the night of the attack. "It's something that has no sense, for any religion, or any ideology", she said, choking back tears and calling her son's actions a "deviation of terror". Read More »

Ahead of United Kingdom election, 5 arrested over London, Manchester terror attacks

Officers at Scotland Yard said they are working to identify the third accomplice, while 12 people who were arrested in east London in the wake of the murderous rampage have been released without charge. Butt, a father-of-two who appeared on Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door , was also reported to the anti-terror hotline in 2015 for showing signs of "extremism or radicalisation". Read More »

United Kingdom election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM May

Former chancellor George Osborne said the exit poll indicated a "catastrophic" night for the Conservatives and it was hard to see how the Conservatives would put together a coalition to stay in office. Japanese bank Nomura said that based on the exit poll and on the results in the first two constituencies to declare, its election model suggested the Conservatives would end up winning 331 seats, a slim majority. Read More »

Brexit talks should start 'when United Kingdom is ready'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May "lost her bet", the EU's Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Friday after May's Conservative Party failed to win an overall majority in a snap election. Brexit backers on Friday voiced concern about the possibility of a full reversal, even after May triggered Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty to begin the formal Brexit process in March. Read More »

Theresa May To Seek To Form UK Government

Laura Kuenssberg, political editor of the BBC , has said that May will travel to Buckingham Palace "with the understanding she can form a government". The DUP backed Brexit in last year's referendum. It is believed that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will act as kingmakers, by giving May enough votes to regain a majority in the House of Commons . Read More »

UK exit polls show Theresa May's Conservatives falling short of majority

At the final count the country was bogged down in a hung parliament , with Tories admitting the result blows the Prime Minister's Brexit strategy to pieces. Northern Ireland's DUP could give Ms May power, but only with a majority of around two, making it incredibly hard to pass the complex legislation needed for Brexit. Read More »

May's grip on power in doubt as UK election heads for stalemate

The humiliating result facing Mrs May sparked questions about her future as PM and Conservative leader, after she took the fateful decision to bring forward the election date by three years in the hope of extending her Commons majority to bolster her position in Brexit talks. Read More »

UK election: Theresa May could lose parliamentary majority, exit poll shows

Having won all but three of Scotland's 59 seats in the British parliament in 2015, their share of the vote fell sharply and they lost seats to the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats. During the campaign, she backtracked on a major proposal on care for the elderly, opted not to debate her opponents on television and faced questions over her record on security after Britain was hit by two Islamist militant attacks that killed 30 people. Read More »

Turkish MPs approve troop deployment to Qatar base

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But with the new laws, Turkey showed that it was "transitioning from neutral mediator to the role of firmly supporting the side of Qatar", said Galip Dalay, the research director at Al Sharq Forum, a Turkish research organization. Yesterday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan expressed support for Qatar while being careful not to criticize Saudi and other allies. Meanwhile, Turkey's main exporters group said it was ready to meet food and water needs in Qatar, while a Qatari ... Read More »

Shock UK Exit Poll Suggests Britain's May Fails to Win Majority

British voters went to the polls Thursday for an election envisioned to be dominated by the country's pending departure from the European Union but that ended up focusing on worldwide terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester. Neither party has provided many details of how this will be accomplished. The Conservatives appear to be faring better in Scotland, where they came from third place to take the seat of Renfrewshire East from the SNP. Read More »

Trump condemns terrors attack in Iran

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The episode shows just how deep and distorting the administration's Iran obsession is, and that bodes ill for the future of USA foreign policy in the region. Profile pictures of corpses and their names were released but their surnames have been kept a secret due to security and privacy concerns for their families. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, allies issue Qatar-linked terror blacklist

It has also bought 16 Leopard tanks out of storage in capital Doha , CNN reports. "The previous emir is a big supporter of this whole extremist agenda, so we do have an issue", the official said. Its foreign minister has struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital of Doha as Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country . Read More »