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Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack . It added that the group returned to Iran past year trying to commit acts of terrorism in the holy cities of the country but they failed to do so since the security forces inflicted damage on their network while killing the ringleader named as Abu Aisha. Read More »

Lavrov: Russia makes efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

Some 8,000 US military personnel are stationed at al Udeid in Qatar , the largest USA air base in the Middle East and a staging ground for USA -led strikes on the Islamic State militant group that has seized parts of Syria and Iraq. "So we had a decision to make: Do we take the easy road or do we finally take a hard but necessary action?" "The time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding - they have to end that funding", Trump said . Read More »

Qataris on 'terror list' issued by Saudi-bloc

On Thursday, the UAE closed its airspace to all flights coming to and from Doha , escalating the diplomatic crisis between Gulf states. Qatar has vowed to ride out the isolation imposed on it by fellow Arab states and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region's biggest diplomatic crisis in years. Read More »

South Korea finds apparent N Korean drone near border

A Liberal Democratic Party spokesman said: "The country must take rapid and effective action to deal with the new level of threat from North Korea". The North's claims could not be independently confirmed. North Korea is once again testing the worldwide community's patience, this time firing two land-to-ship cruise missiles less than 24 hours after South Korea delayed any further rollout of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system. Read More »

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

Meanwhile, another attack took place at the Imam Khomeini Shrine, which involved armed terrorists, suicide bombers. The attacks have been claimed by Islamic State but Iranian hardliners believe that Saudi Arabia was behind the attacks, Omid Nouripour, the foreign affairs spokesman for the German Green Party, told German broadcaster RBB. Read More »

Merkel starts tour of Argentina, Mexico

Both Merkel and Pena Nieto have been on the receiving end of some of Trump's most fiery attacks on trade. Soledad Loaeza, a researcher at the College of Mexico , believes that Merkel "will do her part to accelerate" a renegotiation of the European Union agreement. Read More »

John McCain's line of questioning baffled almost everyone, including James Comey

August 2015 The FBI confirms it is investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she headed the State Department. "That's what happened. I said, 'we have opened a matter .' They reported , 'the FBI has an investigation open.' That concerned me because that language tracked the way the campaign was talking about the FBI's work, and that's concerning". Read More »

May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

Speaking inside Downing Street, she said she would reflect on what she now needed to do to take the party forward after seeing a working majority of 17 wiped out. Arlene Foster , leader of the DUP , has warned both against a hard border and a hard Brexit. In Kingston and Surbiton, former Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils, James Berry lost out to the Liberal Democrats with Ed Davey returning to the seat. Read More »

Iraqi civilians face great hardships in Mosul

The officers, who spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, say IS militants have deployed snipers, suicide vehicle bombers and suicide attackers on foot. But the Pentagon investigation focused exclusively on the airstrike that hit at 8:24 a.m. local time. The bomb that was dropped, coalition officials said, was not strong enough to have taken down the building. Read More »

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying

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The president's critics said Comey's claims that Trump asked him about dropping the Russian Federation investigation could amount to obstruction of justice . Marc Kasowitz said on Thursday that the president never sought to impede the investigation into possible Russian interference in the USA election and that Mr Comey's leaks should be investigated. Read More »

Death toll rises to eight in London Bridge attack

People react in front of floral tributes on the south side of London Bridge near Borough Market after an attack left 7 people dead and dozens of injured in London , Britain, June 5, 2017. Police named Barking as the home of two of the attackers - Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane - while their accomplice Youssef Zaghba was listed as being from east London . Read More »

Trump Calls on Qatar to Stop Funding Terrorism

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Any efforts to defuse the regional crisis, which snowballed on Monday when the UAE , Saudi Arabia , Egypt and others severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over alleged support for terrorism and Iran , showed no immediate signs of success. Read More »

Egypt strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Iran

The six attackers were Iranians who had joined IS, the deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Reza Seifollahi, said on state TV. "We still can not judge that Saudi Arabia has had a role in this terrorist incident", he added. But we live in an age of high-tech rumors and long before alternative facts became fashionable, Iranians already loved rumors as much as they dislike dictatorship. Read More »

Emir won't go to Washington talks while Qatar 'under blockade'

What is the reason behind systematically isolating Qatar? These are due to arrive at the country's Ain Sokhna port over the coming days and weeks, trade sources said. Bahrain already has shut down what many believe is its only independent newspaper and refused to accredit journalists, including two from The Associated Press. Read More »

Letters - PRI Response To US Withdrawal From Climate Agreement

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Under the agreement, every country submitted a plan to lower greenhouse emissions and agreed to meet regularly and share progress. Lending Michigan voices to a state and city-based pushback, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) stands at the head of the effort, calling on the state to maintain the tenets of the Paris agreement , even if the nation does not. Read More »

Trump flatly denies Comey accusations, willing to respond under oath

Comey built an arsenal of evidence, and in the past two days, he has deployed it with lethal intent. Collins spoke after the prepared text of Comey's opening statement was released Wednesday. "I've never felt that way before". He pointed to behavior by Trump that others, too, had witnessed: "Why did he kick everybody out of the Oval Office?" He's the president of the United States, with me alone, saying 'I hope this.'. Read More »

Comey testimony raises questions over Trump acts amid Russian Federation probe

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He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House . In a written statement, Comey described his mounting discomfort in the weeks leading up to his dismissal as Trump pulled him aside in person and phoned to press him on the probe into his campaign associates and possible collusion with Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Offers to Help Resolve Gulf Crisis

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Qatar has denounced the allegations of terror funding as baseless and has received the support of close ally Turkey, which has approved the deployment of troops to defend the emirate. In addition, expatriates residing in Qatar and in possession of a Qatari Residence Visa shall not be eligible for Visa on Arrival in the UAE. Meanwhile, the crisis is drawing in more countries. Read More »

Intel Senators Frustrated by Security Officials' Non-Answers

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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. The committee's top Democrat, Mark Warner , was alarmed by news reports that Trump tried to enlist intelligence officials to help put the brakes on the FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Theresa May to form government with DUP backing

While Mrs May said her top ministers would remain in post, she hinted her two close aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill - blamed by many Tory MPs for the party's disastrous campaign - could face the chop. Yet it is a party few outside Northern Ireland know much about. Mr Corbyn said: "We are ready to serve this country ..." Theresa May was set to name the rest of her top team today after a humiliating showing in the general election left her authority as Prime Minister weakened. Read More »

Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't

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Democrats said they're especially eager to examine the roles played in Comey's firing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The Supreme Court ordered Nixon to give up the tape, it provided a clear-cut case of obstruction of justice , and Nixon resigned three days later, in August 1974. Read More »

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu : Cong instigating, politicising MP farmers' stir

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Meanwhile, a curfew has been imposed in Mandsaur but the unrest has spread into adjoining district of Neemuch . The police, however, said some areas were still tense. Traffic on the Bhopal-Indore highway has been suspended on this stretch and vehicles have been diverted. He further said, however, anti social elements trying to bring instability and they will be strictly dealt with. Read More »

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi Arrested

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Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused Rahul of indulging in "opportunistic and cynical politics" adding the former should not do politics on unfortunate tragedy. "Gandhi reached Udaipur from Delhi in a chartered plane and left for Madhya Pradesh in a four wheeler by road". The party sources close to PCC Chief Sachin Pilot also said that Gandhi took motorcycle ride in Nimbaheda. Read More »