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Iran says ISIS strike serves as warning to US, Saudi Arabia

After Iran launched missiles into Syria , an advisor to the Iranian foreign minister, Sheikh Hussein al-Islam, said that Israel "is the main enemy" of Iran and that Israel should be anxious. Tensions between longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have escalated in recent weeks after the Saudis and their Gulf partners cut ties to Qatar, citing, in part, its association to Iran and Tehran's alleged link to terrorism. Read More »

More than 100 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

A large crowd of people gathered, many to collect fuel in containers, and the tanker exploded in a huge fireball about 45 minutes later. Local official Rana Muhammad Saleem Afzal told Pakistan's Associated Press (APP) the Lahore-bound oil tanker had slipped off the road, causing hundreds of gallons to begin gushing out. Read More »

Let special counsel 'do his job'

US President Donald Trump was reportedly considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller from Russian Federation probe, even though he legally can't. The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing) Mueller lies with Rosenstein because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , recused himself in March from all investigations involving Russian Federation and the 2016 elections. Read More »

Police release first images of 'indescribable' horror from inside Grenfell Tower


The building was home to more than 100 families. By the blackened Grenfell Tower, firefighters took off their helmets and stood still to observe the minute's silence, some with their arms around each other's shoulders. "When the truth comes out about this tragedy, we may find that there is blood on the hands of a number of organisations", Mr Lammy said. On Friday June 16, police said there were 12 bodies from the fire in a mortuary in London. Read More »

Brussels station attacker was Moroccan, 'known to police'


Belgian media say the suspect was a 37-year-old man from the Molenbeek neighborhood, the home and transit point for numerous suspects linked to bloody attacks in Brussels and in Paris in November 2015. "An unknown man shouted " 'Allahu Akbar " before triggering an explosive device. Brussels prosecutor's office spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch tells VRT network there was a small explosion at the station, one of the nation's busiest, but the damage was limited. Read More »

Finsbury Park attack victim named


Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks outside Finsbury Park Mosque, in north London , Tuesday. The man who died in the Finsbury Park terror attack has been remembered by his family as a "peace-loving and gentle" grandfather who spent "his whole life without enemies". Read More »

Fatal highway crash north of Sylvan Lake claims woman


The driver of the auto, a 57-year-old woman from Edmonton, succumbed to her injuries. Both vehicles incurred extensive damages. Sylvan Lake RCMP along with Lakeside EMS, Stars Air Ambulance and the Sylvan Lake Fire Department responded to the collision. Read More »

AUDIO: Buhari speaks from London


SaharaReporters learned that, rattled by our reporting, a cabal using President Buhari to manipulate the political process at home prepared a handwritten text for him to greet his admirers in Hausa and released it to a select group of journalists. Read More »

Strict vigilance be ensured on Pak, Afghan crossing points


Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday contacted senior officials of the Army, Rangers and Frontier Corps to obtain details of the Friday's terrorist attacks in Parachinar, Quetta and Karachi. He directed to chalk out an effective strategy to ensure protection of people's lives and properties during next few days particularly on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr. Read More »

Obama on Senate proposal: It's 'not a health care bill'

What we do know is that, in Louisiana, the bill would kill the expansion of Medicaid that has brought health care to more than 425,000 residents-with 51,000 of those people living right here in New Orleans. But the end may be in sight: Sen McConnell has said he could call for a vote on the bill next week. With five Republican Senators already in opposition and more than a dozen signaling wariness , a legislative victory is anything but a sure thing. Read More »

Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against worldwide law'

In the document, the countries also alleged that Qatar sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and with other groups, including Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda and the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group. United States will continue to support mediation efforts of Emir of Kuwait. "This is a very aggressive position that the Saudi coalition is taking". Read More »

Pres. Trump to Meet Indian Prime Minister

Beginning Monday afternoon, the two leaders would spend several hours together in various settings including one-o-one, delegation level, a reception and conclude with a working dinner. "I think it's a bit unfair". "India's weak standards and insufficient enforcement remain an area of concern for U.S. right holders, including with respect to pharmaceutical patents and in the area of copyright protection, where we understand that India has not enacted meaningful laws to prevent cam cording in ... Read More »

Analysis shows slight advantage for GOP in Kentucky House districts

But he said every legislator tried to push for districts that increased their chances for re-election. The formula focuses on "wasted votes" - those cast for losing candidates, and for winners beyond the needed majority - to determine which party is more efficient at translating votes into victories. Read More »

Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

Even if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell successfully wrangles his members and gets the bill through, though, he would run into another wall: House conservatives. " They get nothing under the ACA", said Larry Levitt, of the Kaiser Health Foundation. "The poor need health care, the elderly need health care, the disabled need health care, we can't have these cuts". Read More »

Wash. Democratic Senator To Lobby Colleagues In Opposition of Healthcare Plan


Meanwhile, current President Donald Trump wasn't too receptive of the house healthcare bill, which he labels as " mean ". No Democratic senators support the draft of the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act . Sen. Mike Enzi on Wednesday said that Republicans aren't going to listen to Democrats in their attempt to alter the new Health care bill due to the fact that Democrats didn't listen to Republicans on Obamacare. Read More »

PD Editorial: Senate's unseemly rush to vote on health bill

Jawanda Mast, a disability advocate from Olathe whose daughter has Down syndrome, said she had been contacted by one of Moran's staff members to get her thoughts on the bill and had asked him to "be our champion now and vote "no" to this bill that will be devastating for those with disabilities". Read More »

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extends Eid greetings

Turkey and Muslim communities in North America, Europe and Australia had previously announced they would celebrate Eid ul-Fitr from Sunday based on astronomical calculations. Arunachal Pradesh governor PB Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu conveyed their warm greetings to the people of the state and expressed hope that the sacred occasion will usher in goodwill and harmony and further strengthen the values of a composite society. Read More »

CNN Retracts Anthony Scaramucci, Russian Bank Story


The incident reportedly occurred four days before last year's election. According to the report, the meeting between Scarmucci and Dmitriev could have included the issue of sanctions being lifted, but a spokesperson for the RDIF told Sputnik News, a state-run Russian news channel, that the fund is not a part of Vnesheconombank. Read More »

NDA Presidential candidate Kovind meets AB Vajpayee


Meanwhile, continuing his canvassing of party elders, Ram Nath Kovind met former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today to seek his blessings. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who had expressed consensus with BJP's decision was also present at the Iftar. Read More »

Congressional baseball game raised over $1M after gunman fired on team


On Wednesday morning a lone gunman with a rifle fired at Republican lawmakers, turning baseball practice at a field in Alexandria, Virginia into "bedlam". After winning the game 11-2, the Democrats gave their trophy to Republican manager Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, to give to Scalise. Two officers were shot, as were congressional aide Zach Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika. Read More »

Not 'That Far Off' From Passing Health Overhaul


Although the Senate bill includes a waiver process for states to opt out of most of Obamacare's regulations, it does not allow states to deviate from Obamacare's rules forbidding insurers from treating any customers differently on the basis of pre-existing conditions . Read More »

Trump Hits Dems in Tweet Over GOP Healthcare Bill

Vilsack, however, replies that uncertainty over continuing support for Obamacare from the Republican-controlled Congress and the Trump Administration scared insurance companies into leaving the program. "Make sure we're taken care of here in the state of Nevada". Trump said getting approval would require travelling a "very, very narrow path" but that "I think we're going to get there". Read More »