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Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'

Bahrain has been gripped by a government crackdown on dissent for over a year now. Among the individuals named is Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric considered a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood , a Sunni Islamist group. Read More »

Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland's first gay leader

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He will be Ireland's first gay prime minister and also become the country's youngest leader at an age of 38. The 38-year-old Leo's father, Ashok, was born in Mumbai and later moved to Ireland, where he met his future wife Miriam, who was working as a nurse. Read More »

UMN faculty to Trump: Leaving Paris Agreement will impact US

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt touted U.S. emissions reductions over past years and said that despite withdrawing from the Paris accord , the Trump administration would continue to engage others, particularly developing nations, on the effort. Read More »

British PM Theresa May loses majority, faces pressure to resign

It's hard to see how it can be anything but an announcement that she intends to resign. With a handful of seats still to be declared, the Conservatives were predicted to win 319 seats, down from 331 in 2015 - yet another upset in a turbulent year since the European Union referendum in June 2016. Read More »

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

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That news outlet is widely believed to be The Intercept , which published a report Monday detailing an apparent NSA document that said Russian military intelligence attempted to hack a US company that provides election software. Solari warned that victor is a flight risk and alleged that her political agenda superseded the oaths she swore to protect intelligence secrets the disclosure of which " could reasonably result in exceptionally grave damage to the national security ", an Federal ... Read More »

Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

It came as Alex Salmond lost his Gordon constituency to Conservative candidate Colin Clark . Mr Mundell, who was the only Tory MP returned from Scotland in 2015, said: "If there is a Conservative government , I don't see circumstances in which we would be having a referendum in the next five years because we are committed to not having a referendum until the Brexit process has played out". Read More »

Calls for Theresa May to quit as snap election delivers hung parliament

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In an attack on Mrs May he said: "The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate". With the party in a position to hold the balance of power at Westminster, senior MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the DUP would be "serious players" in the hung parliament, telling the BBC: "This is flawless territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority it puts us in a very strong negotiating position and certainly that is one we would ... Read More »

United Kingdom election: Record number of female MPs elected

At the time of writing, 207 women had been elected to the Commons. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, who held her seat of Hastings and Rye following a recount, took the figure to 192. It's official - Britain will have more women members of Parliament than ever before. According to the Telegraph , Thursday's election results surpassed 2015's record of 191 women with a new high of 201. Read More »

London attack ringleader was intensely investigated, starting 2015

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Khuram Shazad Butt was 27 years old and he lived in London in the Barking district. He had been known previously to police and MI5, police said on Monday night. The authorities were once more facing hard questions over how much they knew about the perpetrators of the marauding assault after footage showed Butt appearing in a Channel 4 documentary about home-grown Islamists screened previous year. Read More »

UK Elections 2017: Hung Parliament As Theresa May Fails to Gain Majority

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Rachel Sheard, who was casting her vote near the site of Saturday's attack in London , said the election had not gone as expected - and that it certainly wasn't about Brexit . I've always said the SNP would want to be part of a progressive alternative to a Tory government. Among some of the heavyweight losses of the night include that of former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg losing his Sheffield Hallam stronghold to the Labour party, while fellow party colleague Vince Cable - who had ... Read More »

London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

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Saturday night's rampage, in which the three men drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the bustling Borough Market area, was Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months. "The only member of the family that lived here was the mother, who was known but has not been seen around for some time", Mr Ruscigno said. They said they were unaware of the other two men. Read More »

Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha

Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reported that the initial deployment would be a military assessment team arriving in the coming days to consider reinforcing a 90-strong mission already based in Doha . "We are monitoring the situation very closely, especially when it involves match officials travelling and because Qatar is the host to many of our teams who play in neutral venues", John said. Read More »

Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

Police said on Wednesday night that they had arrested another three men , meaning that they are now questioning five men in connection with the attack. Redouane had dual nationality - Moroccan and Libyan - living in Dublin and working as a chef. "I'm sure the police will look into what they knew, what they could have done, what they did do and if anything could have been done differently". Read More »

Iran calls Trump's reaction to ISIS attacks 'repugnant'

Earlier, thousands packed Tehran's streets on Friday to mourn the victims of two suicide bomb and gun attacks, and joined their supreme leader in accusing regional rival Saudi Arabia of involvement in the assaults. China-Iran cooperation on the initiative will not only benefit the two countries' development but also contribute to regional peace, stability and prosperity, Wang said. Read More »

Over 200000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest

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At the ceremony, they unveiled what is being hailed as the first-ever Pride Flag with black and brown stripes backed by an American city. Either way, throwing a party as massive as Capital Pride takes a lot of, well, capital. Cathy Martin, co-chair of the McDonald's PRIDE Network , said that the new boxes are a "fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community using one of McDonald's most iconic and recognizable items", adding that the "fry boxes are "small potatoes" in the grand ... Read More »

Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi Arabia: Supreme leader

On Wednesday morning, terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran's parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, south of the city. The ministry released the photographs and first names of the five attackers without mentioning their family names or specifying the regions they hail from. Read More »

London police find body in Thames

It comes as police identified two of the three attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt , a 27-year-old British citizen born in Pakistan, and Rachid Redouane , who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan. In a speech after the attack, U.K. Prime Minister, Theresa May called the event "an attack on the free world " and vowed, 'enough is enough.' She said that the world has been far to tolerant of extremism and that she plans to introduce new anti-terror laws, including an global agreement to regulate the ... Read More »

Ireland's DUP not commenting on reports of deal with UK's May

At present, the British pound is discounting a hard Brexit scenario with the current prime minister remaining in power. The DUP , which is the biggest Unionist (ie pro-UK) party in Northern Ireland , are often treated as though they are just the same as the other Unionist party they have essentially replaced - the Ulster Unionists. Read More »

Delhi University ranked among top 10 universities in India

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United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, has been ranked as the nation's best university and now stands among the top 1.5 percent of universities in the world, according to a prestigious global overview of higher education institutions. According to six indicators, the universities in QS World University Rankings are ranked and categorized, i.e. faculty/student ratio, research work, academic reputation, global student ratio, worldwide staff ratio, employer reputation. Read More »

Palestine FM slams Israel premier for 'hindering peace'

Fifty years later, controversy remains. Nevertheless, the global legal and moral endorsement of Jewish rights in the land has always been rejected by the majority of Palestinian Arab leadership. Among the many areas of disagreement between Jewish and Arab Israelis were settlements, and whether they were an obstacle to peace. In a message released at the United Nations headquarters, the United Nations chief understated "now is the time to end the conflict by establishing an independent ... Read More »

Scottish leader Sturgeon says election 'disastrous' for PM May

So has Angus Robertson who is the SNP leader in Westminster. Colin Clark took one of the biggest scalps in the election after he stunned former First Minster Alex Salmond in Gordon. But he was insistent the SNP will win the election north of the border. So far the party has lost more than a dozen seats, with more losses projected, something that only two years ago have been unthinkable. Read More »