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Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar

Qatar's US ambassador, Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani, told The Associated Press his country is counting on Washington to persuade Saudi Arabia and others to back down. He said there had been a transportation crisis after Saudi Arabian authorities banned the operation of Qatar Airways and closed its land and sea borders with Qatar.



Iran minister rejects Trump's reaction to attacks as 'repugnant'

Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran's first supreme leader until his death in 1989. There were some reporters and photographers covering the Parliament session stuck inside, waiting to get rescued, Abasi told the Times.



Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq - ministry

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and wounded 43 others, according to Iran's Interior Ministry. The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq . Their treatment makes them an obvious target for ISIS recruitment, and Iranian officials know it, despite what they say publicly.


The 'dos and don'ts' at polling stations today

The 'dos and don'ts' at polling stations today

But nearly half of such people would be more inclined to do so if they were able to vote online, research released today suggests. About 50,000 polling stations across the United Kingdom will open to millions of voters on Thursday. For those who can't make it to the polling stations more than 15,000 postal votes have been requested. You can read our takes on all the major manifestos via our Election 2017 section and will provide coverage after the vote too.


United Nations chief condemns terrorist attacks in Tehran with 12 dead

United Nations chief condemns terrorist attacks in Tehran with 12 dead

It identified the men only by their first names, . The ministry issued a statement on its website with bloody pictures of the men's corpses. Mr Trump said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday's twin attacks in the Iranian capital, which were claimed by Isis and killed at least 17 people.