In a statement published Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Ministry said the five men responsible for ISIS's first major attacks in Iran operated within a network led by "high-ranking Daesh commander" Abu Aisha, referencing the Arabic-language acronym for ISIS.
The evening news broadcast on Al-Manar TV, which belongs to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, hailed the advance of the pro-government forces, and the Hezbollah fighters embedded with them. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said dozens of pro-regime forces had arrived at the point on the Syria-Iraq border around 70 kilometres north of At-Tanaf, which is on the Syria-Iraq border.
As the leading power in the Middle East, the US relies on a web of basing access that enables its power projection. Six other governments also have suspended diplomatic ties. "The decision to scale down the diplomatic representation means the [Qatari] ambassador leaves the country in days", a Jordanian official said. Several countries followed suit.
And on March 22 this year, five people were killed when a man rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London before stabbing a police officer outside parliament. He changed, she said, when he went to Britain about a year ago and was seduced by radical views propagated on the internet. "What happened? How can he possibly be on a Channel 4 programme and then committing atrocities like this?'", Johnson said on Sky News.
Though Trump again said countries must eliminate funding streams for terror groups, the White House said he focused on the need for the region's various US allies to stick together. Turkish exporters have also pledged to provide food and water to Qatar if needed. Qataris have also come under fire for their alleged support for ISIS and al-Qaeda though Saudis have been accused of sponsoring the two terrorist groups as well.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on his way to Mandsaur . Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh government denied permission to Gandhi to visit Mandsaur . Police said seven cases were lodged and 62 people detained in connection with the violence. Sporadic incidents of clash between police and farmers were also reported from other districts.
The home minister had earlier blamed some "anti-social elements" for the deaths. In another development, the Madhya Pradesh Government has removed and transferred Mandsaur Collector Swatantra Kumar Singh and District Superintendent of Police (SP) Omprakash Tripathi for their reported inability to contain and control the farmers' protest that led to the deaths of five farmers' earlier this week.
Rowley said it was probable they had worn them to ensure they were killed by police. A second man, who is in his 30s, was arrested on Tuesday evening, with the Garda saying it was also related to Redouane. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks to reporters at the London Ambulance Service headquarters at Waterloo, central London , Tuesday June 6, 2017.
Seven people were killed and almost 50 others were wounded in the Saturday night rampage. The attack, in which a van was deliberately driven into pedestrians on London Bridge and the three men in the van then ran amok with knives, stabbing passers-by, took place less than two weeks after the bomb attack in Manchester and just over two months after an Islamist attack in Westminster at the heart of parliament.
Modi thanked Xi for supporting India to join the SCO and said that the two countries should respect each others core interests and appropriately manage differences, according to the Chinese foreign ministry post. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif along with his delegation attended the meeting of the Heads of State Council of SCO. Founded in Shanghai in 1996, the group comprised China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia , Tajikistan and Uzbekistan till the Astana Summit.
The U.S. statement , which expressed grief for the victims, concluded with the phrase "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ". In the wake of the attacks, Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard also released a statement implying that the US and Saudi Arabia were to blame .
If the Penguins can break the pattern of home teams having won each game, they'll take it back to Pittsburgh as the first team to win back-to-back championships since the 1998 Detroit Red Wings . "We know we've got to win one road game and then a home game to boot". It was Malkin's 10th goal of the playoffs and his postseason-leading 27th point.
The list is an opportunity for Qatar "to change direction away from petulance and escalation", after the list of Qatar-linked "terrorists and terror groups" was issued by Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Bahrain and Egypt, Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said on his twitter account, Xinhua reported .
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad-Zarif called it "repugnant" on Twitter and said the Iranian people "reject" the statement . "Iranian people reject such USA claims of friendship". Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had initially played down the attacks, describing them as "firecrackers" that "will not have the slightest effect on the will of the people".
When asked whether the UAE, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and Egypt, which severed ties with Doha on Monday, were ready to take further steps, including military action if Qatar did not change direction, Gargash said they would take tougher economic measures.
The conflict began after militants seized large parts of Marawi on May 23 following a botched raid on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon , the Philippines' most wanted terrorist. He cited "strong indications" but gave no further details. One of the main Islamist factions dug in around the heart of the city is the Maute group, a relative newcomer amid the throng of insurgents, separatists and bandits on Mindanao.
No application for bail was made, and he was remanded in custody to face court again on July 25. On Monday, Yacqub Khayre , a 29-year-old Somali-born Australian, was at a serviced apartment complex in the beachside suburb of Brighton with an escort he had arranged to meet through an agency.
Western officials long have accused Qatar's government of allowing or even encouraging the funding of some Sunni extremists, and the Qatari government has openly supported the Palestinian militant group Hamas . Qatar's foreign ministry thanked the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the British National Crime Agency for cooperating in the investigation, without elaborating.
To a question, he said no one can be punished on the basis of suspicions and doubts. "But, If I am summoned again, I will appear to fulfil [my] legal obligations", Hussain said after he appeared before the Panamagate JIT for a fifth time. "If any evidence is put forth then action should be taken against the accused", said Hussain Nawaz. On a question regarding his plans to step into elections, he said he has no immediate plan to contest elections.
Comey , unlike the testimonies yesterday, seemed more than willing to answer everyones questions, and when a questions were asked that he felt his answers may not be appropriate for the open session, he stated that. This investigation was under way - still going when I was sacked. MCCAIN: "That investigation was going on. You reached separate conclusions", McCain stated.
SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it had been a disappointing night for her party, which lost seats to the Conservatives , Labour and the Liberal Democrats . In a letter to the PM congratulating her on her reappointment, he said the two-year time frame set out under Article 50 of the European Union treaties left no room for delay.
The result may also alter the timetable for Brexit negotiations, previously due to begin on June 19 . If May (or her successor from within the party) proves unable to navigate this dynamic, Britain could see the quick collapse of the coalition government and new elections .
May's Conservative Party won the most seats overall in the House of Commons , but fell well short of a majority. The Labour party and DUP have worked together in the past, but the latter joining hands with Labour was ruled out due to Corbyn being its leader: Corbyn has always been associated with DUP's rival in trouble-torn Northern Ireland politics, Sinn Fein .
The sister of missing 32-year-old James McMullan , who is British, said he is believed to have died in the attacks because his bank card was found on one of the bodies. "Last night in London , my baby brother, lost the love of his life on the London Bridge", she said. Ms Zelenak has not been seen since the attack after she became separated from friends on Saturday night.
INDIA and Pakistan on Friday joined the SCO with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that unless strong and coordinated efforts are made, the issues of radicalisation and financing and training of terrorists would be impossible to address, in a veiled dig at Islamabad.
The pound fell sharply in early trade on Friday after a British election exit poll showed Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party falling short of a majority, likely resulting in a hung parliament . The Conservatives needed to win 326 seats to secure a parliamentary majority. Movements in other major currencies like the dollar, euro and yen were limited, also having taken in stride a testimony by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, which was initially ...
Just under two hours later, President Donald Trump called on Qatar to stop funding of groups that commit terrorism, saying the Gulf nation had historically done so "at a very high level". "We want you back among the unity of nations". Efforts to resolve a diplomatic dispute pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar intensified yesterday, after Washington offered to mediate the biggest crisis to grip the Gulf in years.
CNN also noted that "gun ownership is heavily controlled in Iran, raising speculation that the attackers smuggled weapons into the country". Iranian authorities have said assailants were Iranian nationals, adding they have arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack Wednesday in Tehran .
Questioned about Comey's central claim that Trump told him to drop the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn , Trump responded: " I didn't say that ". "He is a good guy I hope you can let this go". Trump also denied asking Comey for a pledge of loyalty during one of a string of private meetings.
SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Friday it has test-launched a new type of cruise missile capable of striking USA and South Korean warships "at will", as South Korea found a suspected North Korean drone near the tense border between the rivals.
Trump has repeatedly described climate change as a hoax , on one occasion in 2012 saying it was a concept "created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. Former Secretary of State John Kerry slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. Bloomberg told French leaders the US remains committed to the Paris treaty.
During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey testified that Trump asked him for his loyalty and asked him to end the Flynn probe. "There were things Comey said in his testimony that were not true". "No collusion, no obstruction", Trump told a White House press conference in reference to the twin controversies dogging his administration - accusations his aides colluded with the Russian effort to tilt the vote, and that he sought to block a ...
Khuram Shazad Butt, left, Rachid Redouane, centre, and Youssef Zaghba , 22, right, have been identified as the London Bridge attackers . Three assailants were shot dead by police on Saturday as they carried out a stabbing spree in London's Borough Market , a warren of bars and restaurants, after mowing down pedestrians as they drove a van across London Bridge .
He says that funding has to end. Five countries - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE , Yemen and Bahrain - cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over allegations that Doha is supporting Islamist groups and courting Iran . Department of State report. The countries involved in the dispute accuse Qatar of giving financial support to ISIS; Qatar has also accused Saudi Arabia of backing the militant group.
The feud has raised fears of wider instability in an already volatile region that is a crucial global energy supplier and home to several Western military bases. "Such a "Trumpification" of relations in a region already susceptible to crises is particularly unsafe", Gabriel said in an interview scheduled to appear on Wednesday.
It's been a relatively boring NBA Postseason with blowouts and predictable outcomes. No team has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit in the Finals, though three teams forced a Game 6 and one - the 1951 New York Knicks - managed to reach a Game 7.
The man allegedly killed and another wounded by Purinton on February 22 at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe , were Indian nationals. Likewise, the indictment accused Purinton of attempting to kill Alok Madasani because of his race, color, religion or national origin.
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.
It would also put pressure to resign on May, who called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union . European Union leaders fear that May's majority loss would delay the talks, which are due to begin June 19. Noting the "crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days", May said the new government will work to fulfill the will of United Kingdom voters who made a decision to leave the European Union.
Anisimova, who is 262nd in the rankings, became the first player born in 2001 to earn a spot in a Grand Slam main draw when she claimed the U.S. Tennis Association's wild card for the French Open . And it's shaping up to not be her year. She had surgery on her left hand - the one she plays tennis with - after the knife attack in the Czech Republic.
But her campaign unravelled after a policy U-turn on care for the elderly, while Corbyn's old-school socialist platform and more impassioned campaigning style won wide support. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations". Most obviously, if no government is formed by the scheduled start of talks, there will be no government leader to negotiate with.
The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said yesterday that Qatar must supporting "extremist groups". Arab countries at odds with Qatar accuse it of supporting militant groups and advancing their arch-rival Iran's agenda in the region - charges Doha calls baseless.
The leaders will face the White House press corps at a news conference in the Rose Garden after their talks . Comey knew the whole thing could come down to his word against the president's, and he wanted the memos to serve as proof of his version of events.
Some 48 rounds were fired to stop the attack within eight minutes. It is believed to be that of French national Xavier Thomas . The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss details of the case.
Now that it made a decision to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. The opposite happened as she lost her majority and undermined her own authority as prime minister. The union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , said the talks should only begin when the United Kingdom is ready. Earlier, Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the talks would begin when Britain was ready, suggesting he would consider a short delay.
The statement said the Bahraini king and the Egyptian president discussed latest developments, noting that severing ties with Doha came only after attempts to dissuade it from supporting terrorist organizations. Doha has seemingly achieved the impossible, and to many observers, punched above its weight. In a series of three Twitter posts Tuesday, Trump seemed to take credit for the Saudi-led move to isolate Qatar, which hosts the largest US military base in the Middle East.
Jeremy Corbyn was 10/1 to be next PM after Labour said it would look to form a minority government. Mrs May resisted calls to resign in the wake of the shock result, which destroyed her majority in parliament. Mrs May saw Tory ranks at Westminster reduced from 330 to 318 while eight ministers were culled from the Government's front benches. Mr Wickham reported a "Pro-David Davis source" told him that Mr Johnson was the "massive favourite" to take over the reins of power, though the ...
Owned by Swedish billionaire Torbjorn Tornqvist and led by Olympic gold medalists Outteridge and Iain Percy of Britain, Artemis won the series 5-3 to move into the best-of-nine challenger finals against Emirates Team New Zealand starting Saturday.
Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties and transportation links with Qatar on Monday. President Donald Trump said he backed a Saudi Arabia-led movement to isolate Qatar over its funding of extremist groups, once again sending conflicting signals about the US stance in a dispute between American allies in the Gulf region.
The country's Supreme Leader said the attacks will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the US and Saudi Arabia. "Iranian people reject such USA claims of friendship". IS has also claimed multiple attacks inside Saudi Arabia. "It is astounding what Iran continues to do around the world", said Corker, urging his colleagues to confront the threat Tehran poses.