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May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

I hung that speech on the wall of my Downing Street office and felt that, together, we were the crusaders against the stigma of mental ill health, the saviours of the Union and the champions of the working class. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said she had demanded a "categoric assurance" that gay rights would not be affected by a deal with the DUP, which strongly opposes marriage equality. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh farmers protest


As Khatik repeatedly incited the mob, a police official was seen requesting the MLA to calm down. The protests, which started over a week ago, escalated after the farmer deaths. BJP leader S Prakash accused the Congress of "stooping low and staging a violent protest, merely for the sake of votes". However, no protest, rally or demonstration will be allowed during the curfew relaxation period as well as on June 11 when farmers have announced a protest, collector O.P. Read More »

European Union officials assess hung parliament's impact on Brexit talks

As the final results came in, May began intensive talks with the DUP and made her way to the Palace to ask the Queen for permission to form a new government. Chief among its potential allies would be the Scottish National Party (SNP), which suffered major setbacks but still won a majority of Scottish seats. Read More »

Rex Tillerson urges easing of blockade against Qatar


On Monday, a group of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , and the UAE severed diplomatic ties with major USA partner Qatar , accusing the oil-rich country of sponsoring violent extremism and causing regional instability. The latter hosts the largest USA military base in the Middle East , which is involved in anti-IS operations. President Trump recently returned from a visit to Saudi Arabia where he hoped to strengthen the U.S. Read More »

Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar


The statement added that Qatar does not support terrorist groups. It follows a previous listing of scores of organizations in 2014 by Saudi Arabia and the UAE during a previous spat with Qatar. "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS ", he said. On Friday, Tillerson said the blockade has caused shortages of food, the separation of families and other "unintended consequences". Read More »

Israeli forces kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Tuesday demanded that Qatar cut ties with the Hamas Palestinian terror group as a prerequisite to restoring ties with Gulf states. Hamas has fought three wars with Israel since 2008, and the Jewish state enforces a crippling blockade on Gaza. Bringing money to Gaza is very hard when Israel and Egypt won't allow it. Read More »

Manchester attack: Police release three men without charge


Greater Manchester Police said two men, aged 20 and 24, from the Fallowfield area, and a 37-year-old man from the Blackley area have been released. Officials said Mr. Abedi reportedly shopped for the bomb components as he returned to Manchester on May 18 from Libya, where he is understood to have been prior to the attack. Read More »

Gurugram: Woman, daughter raped, accused arrested


A 23-year-old son of a Delhi police sub-inspector was arrested on Friday on charges of raping a widow and her 15-year-old daughter repeatedly over the past three weeks and blackmailing them into staying quiet by filming the acts. "The postmortem report has revealed that the infant died due to asphyxiation, and not because of injuries sustained by hitting the footpath, as was initially believed", said Khirwar. Read More »

British Police Arrest Another London Bridge Terror Suspect


The assailants behind a terror attack in London last week had also prepared a stash of Molotov cocktails and initially tried to hire a truck rather than a van to mow down pedestrians, British police said on Saturday. She said: "I say I can understand their pain because I feel it too". "Please honour her by making your community a better place". In a highly unusual move, Muslim religious figures from across the country and from different schools of Islam said their pain at the ... Read More »

French new president Macron seeks parliament majority


Right after Trump pulled the USA out of the policy treaty, Macron urged climate researchers and scientists to "come and work here with us". The site begins with a message from Macron. The left and right mainstream parties, the Socialists and conservative Republicans , are hoping to limit their losses, having been spectacularly sanctioned by voters in the presidential vote. Read More »

Tillerson Urges Nations To End Blockade Against Qatar


Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the USA battle against the Islamic State militant group. Read More »

Turkey agrees to deploy troops to Qatar


Just an hour earlier, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia , Egypt , and other Gulf nations to ease the blockade on Qatar, though Tillerson also pressed Qatar to "do more" to fight terrorism . He said Qatar has historically supported groups that have "spanned the spectrum of political expression from activism to violence ". And the emir of Kuwait has met with two top United Arab Emirates officials to attempt to mediate the situation, the wire service says. Read More »

Meet The UK's New Kingmakers

There are significant policy differences between the DUP and the Conservatives, and leader Arlene Foster , has been mired in controversy over an energy deal that will cost taxpayers around $750 million. But who are they and what do they stand for? The DUP is extremely socially conservative. The DUP has repeatedly used a controversial Stormont voting mechanism - the petition of concern - to prevent the legalisation of same-sex marriage, despite a majority of MLAs supporting the move at ... Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar


A Qatari official said Trump in the call had "expressed readiness to find a solution to the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, and stressed his keenness that the Gulf remains stable". It shows that Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organizations on the other hand", they said. Read More »

N.Korea says leader Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missiles


In the coming weeks, they launched a solid-fuel midrange missile that was described as "precision-guided", which experts say is equipped with a maneuverable terminal stage meant to combat missile defense systems like the U.S. The new cruise rocket is "a powerful attack means capable of striking any enemy group of battleships attempting a military attack on the DPRK from the ground at will", KCNA said. Read More »

Qatar Airways closes Saudi and UAE offices


Tillerson also said that the isolation of Qatar - forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command - did in fact hinder the U.S.' mission against ISIS in the region despite the fact that Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday he was " confident there will be no implications" and Pentagon spokesman Maj. Read More »

Iran Warns Of Spread Of Terrorism As Twin Attacks Hit Tehran

It called the detainees "elements of the Wahhabi IS group", and said they were involved in operations, communication and logistics for the local Islamic State group cell. The attack came as emboldened Sunni Arab states - backed by US President Donald Trump - are hardening their stance against Shiite-ruled Iran. Riyadh denies the charges, describing Tehran instead as "the number one state sponsor of terrorism". Read More »

Iran says IS-claimed attacks killed 16

The arrests were made in the town of Ravansar, in the western province of Kermanshah bordering Iraq, according to the semi-official Tasnim agency. Within five hours, four attackers were dead and the incident was over, Iranian media said . Read More »

MP CM Chouhan to begin fast "for peace" to pacify agitated farmers

Meanwhile, a video has also surfaced wherein a Congress MLA from Madhya Pradesh has caught on camera purportedly inciting party workers and farmers to burn down a police station. Demanding the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan , protesting farmers on Wednesday got into a scuffle with the Collector and Superintendent of Police of Mandsaur district over them delaying their visit to the area. Read More »

Britain plunged into greater uncertainty by election result

A stony-faced May, speaking on the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, said the government would provide certainty and lead Britain in talks with the European Union to secure a successful Brexit deal. European stocks climbed, boosted by gains in United Kingdom exporters after the country's elections produced a hung parliament that may affect the country's approach to Brexit. Read More »

Kuwait's emir meets Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift


The new stance suggests a desire by the administration to support Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations that cut diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week - essentially picking sides in a regional row in the heart of the Sunni Muslim world. Read More »

Iran turns wrath on US, Saudi Arabia

But Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Thursday that "we still can not judge that Saudi Arabia has had a role in this terrorist incident". ISIS, a Sunni group, considers Shi'ite Iran to be apostates, and Teheran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. On Wednesday, five suspects were detained in the mausoleum but no further information has been provided about them, reports Efe. Read More »

Trump calls Comey a liar


Trump lying about what was said . Mr Comey testified that he had given a memo, including details about a conversation with President Trump , to a friend - who was later identified as law professor Daniel Richman . But Comey also confirmed that Trump was not being probed . In one heated exchange with ABC News' Jonathan Karl - whom he called on after asking whether to choose "one of the killer networks that treat me so badly" - Trump denied various points of Comey's testimony . Read More »