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Iran: 5 Tehran attackers fought for Islamic State

This week's attacks at parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini have exposed shortcomings among the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) which was supposed to be protecting these potent symbols of Iran's revolution. Read More »

Iran arrests 41 ISIS takfiri terrorists — Intelligence Ministry

It was not long before Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif hit back at the President's insensitive words. Also in the video , the Islamic State reportedly alleged that Iran has executed over 18,000 Sunnis living there since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 which put the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in power. Read More »

Iran arrests seven for supporting Tehran attacks

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According to the statement from the Intelligence ministry, it is not the first time that the five men have plotted attacks in the country. But on Friday, he turned his wrath over the attacks on the United States and Saudi Arabia , Iran s fiercest rivals. Read More »

British PM under fresh pressure as top aides quit

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Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister, replaces joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill . May's party won 318 seats, eight short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority. Northern Ireland is the only place in the British Isles where same-sex marriage is not yet legal. Before the election, she had been widely expected to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a reported clash over her Brexit strategy. Read More »

Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson is in Belfast for talks with DUP

Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters have converged on London's Parliament Square to protest the agreement amid calls on May to resign and fierce criticism of her move to call for the snap general election . DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. In the most recent NILT survey, respondents were asked if it was fair that people should have to sell their home to pay for their care. Read More »

Trump willing to testify: 'Comey not telling truth'

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There was "no collusion, no obstruction" of justice, Trump said , adding that Comey is "a leaker". That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost. Palmieri's statement refers to Comey's reluctance to answer specific questions about whether Trump himself colluded with Russian Federation. The House requested Comey and the White House provide the records, including tapes if they exist, by June 23. Read More »

United Kingdom police appeal to Irish people with information on London Bridge attack

Officers released images of three ceramic pink knives, found either near or on the attackers . Haydon appealed for more witnesses to come forward. Butt hired the van used in the attack from a B&Q store in Romford in the morning of the attack , it said. The attackers , wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead by eight officers after police unleashed a hail of 50 bullets upon them. Read More »

Everything President Trump has said about Comey's testimony, ranked

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He told reporters that he would tell them that "maybe sometime in the very near future". Recordings, of course, would be the ultimate proof , and Friday the House Intelligence Committee sent a letter to the White House Counsel's Office asking them to hand over all tapes , if they exist, within the next two weeks. Read More »

Theresa May forms a Government to delver BREXIT

Now she is effectively the "kingmaker" with reports that Theresa May is to go to Buckingham Palace on Friday to ask the Queen if she can form a government, propped up by the DUP . "I'm sorry for all those colleagues who lost their seats and didn't deserve to lose and of course I'll reflect on what happened", May, her voice quavering, said in a pooled interview to broadcasters. Read More »

Two arrested at anti-Sharia Law protest

Malak Aldasouqi, an East Lansing native who just finished her freshman year at Michigan State University, addressed the crowd of about two dozen and said their support warms her heart. Authorities say three people were arrested for obstructing law enforcement. "As the LGBTQ community, we wanted to be here to show how we don't want our name to be used in rhetoric racism pushing against Islam", said Max Disposti, head of the center. Read More »

Qatar blockade: U.S. urges Gulf states to ease restrictions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Qatar must do more, "more quickly" to combat extremism. "What is happening is the preliminary result of the sword dance", tweeted Hamid Aboutalebi, deputy chief of staff to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, referring to Trump's joining in a traditional dance with the Saudi king at the meeting, the agency reported. Read More »

Iran arrests seven Tehran attack suspects

On June 9, Iranian authorities said they had detained 41 suspects in connection with the attacks. The four-minute video shows three masked men sitting on a floor holding automatic rifles. At the end of the video, he sent a message to the Saudi government. Also Friday, Iranian officials continued a crackdown that followed the attacks. Read More »

London attack: Men 'tried to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

Police released details of their investigation Saturday as they appealed to the public for information, saying that showed Khuram Butt, believed to be the plot's ringleader, originally tried to rent a 7.5 ton box truck. He hired the van used in the attack from a B&Q store in Romford on the morning of the attack. The carnage of the London Bridge attack could have been worse: One of the attackers tried to rent a larger truck that could have killed more people, but his payment was declined. Read More »

Merkel Sssumes UK To Stick With Its Brexit Talks Plan After Election

Despite UK Prime Minister Theresa May now facing a minority government, Merkel still believes Brexit negotiations would now proceed as planned. Merkel visited a synagogue and said afterward that its organ, recently restored with German financing, symbolizes a bridge between the two countries. Read More »

Three Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan in "Insider Attack"

The Afghan army soldier opened fire and killed the Americans, according to US and Afghan officials. KABUL , Afghanistan (AP) - Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said . Similar attacks have also plagued Afghan troops, depleting morale and causing mistrust within security ranks. In some cases Afghan troops have been forced to abandon more scattered and rural bases, and the government can claim to control or influence only ... Read More »

Conservatives are only party who can form a United Kingdom government - May

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The Conservative government has announced the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support them on a "confidence and supply basis". May said Barwell would help her "reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for". Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. Read More »

Iran arrests 8 after attacks on parliament, Khomeini shrine

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that terrorists and their supporters targeted Iran's democracy. This person is an Iranian Kurd from Paveh who known as a prominent recruiter for ISIS in Iranian Kurdistan. He speaks out at length against Shiites and promises further attacks. Bashar al-Assad, for his part, condemned the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran , saying such measures reveal the weakness of Iran's enemies. Read More »

Qatar rejects intervention in foreign policy: Foreign Minister

In an extraordinary broadside against a key US partner, President Donald Trump lambasted Qatar on Friday for funding terrorism "at a very high level" and insisted that it stop. "We ask Qatar and other nations in the region to do more and do it faster". "Our expectation is that these countries will immediately take steps to de-escalate the situation and put forth a good faith effort to resolve their grievances they have with each other", Tillerson said. Read More »

Supermarket employee kills 3 co-workers

The bio on a Twitter account the prosecutor said is believed to be Stair's says he "had to die in order to truly live" and that he was "speaking from before and beyond the grave". The store's posted hours are from 6 a.m.to 11 p.m. Stair "continued firing shots throughout the store", police said, b. One witness managed to escape unharmed. Read More »

Sessions says he plans to testify before Senate intelligence panel

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Instead of testifying publicly before the appropriations committees, where these matters could be discussed in the light of day, Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He removed himself after it emerged that he had met at least twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016, though he had testified at his confirmation hearing that he had not had contact with Russians. Read More »

Backed Kurds Announce Start of Raqqa Invasion

The U.S. -led coalition also struck Islamic State fighters crossing the Euphrates to support their comrades in Raqqa on the first day of the battle to drive the jihadis from the city, the coalition's spokesman said on Tuesday. Turkey had hoped to be part of the offensive but is not. Looming over the Raqqa battles is the potential for mass civilian casualties similar to those seen during the battle for Mosul, the Islamic State's capital in Iraq. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence committee

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And, given Trump's statement that he had been thinking about the Russian Federation investigation when he chose to fire Comey , the former FBI director expressed doubt when asked whether Sessions had adhered to his recusal. We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an opening setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic. Read More »

Is the United Kingdom facing parliamentary paralysis?

The socially conservative , pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats give the right-wing Conservatives a fragile but workable majority, which May said would allow her to negotiate a successful exit from the EU. But we live in a time of significant, unexpected changes. British politicians, including within May's own party, differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process. Read More »