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Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

The foreign minister said Qatar had not yet been handed demands by countries which cut off ties with Doha , but he insisted the ongoing crisis would be solved by peacefully. In a statement issued Saturday, Qatar Petroleum sought to reassure the public, saying it is closely monitoring and assessing the developments, and "wishes to affirm that it is conducting business as usual".


ISIS attacks in Tehran: Iranian Kurds likely responsible for atrocity

ISIS attacks in Tehran: Iranian Kurds likely responsible for atrocity

In the video, reported by USA jihadi monitoring service SITE Intelligence, five masked supporters of the group say the Saudi government's turn " will come ". On Friday, Iran's Intelligence Ministry said security forces had arrested 41 individuals linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Tehran , Kermanshah, Kurdistan and West Azarbaijan provinces.


'Dead woman walking' May races to form a government

'Dead woman walking' May races to form a government

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson , who is gay, said she had received assurances from the prime minister over gay rights should the Tories and DUP strike a deal, ITV reported . One of the main criticisms being leveled at the DUP already is that they are "anti-woman" (despite having a female leader) and "climate change deniers".


President Trump calls United Kingdom election results 'surprising'

President Trump calls United Kingdom election results 'surprising'

It was an election that no party won. Complicating the outlook for the pound, however, is the strong showing by the Labour Party, which has advocated for closer ties between Britain and the European Union single market. Shortly after her comments Downing Street confirmed that five high-profile Cabinet ministers would remain in place . In calling for a snap United Kingdom elections on 8 June 2017 - the third one in two years -Prime Minister Theresa May hoped to "guarantee ...


'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations

'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations

Standing with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner, Trump at last confirmed his commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pact, Article 5, uttering words he deliberately did not say when he spoke at NATO's gathering in Belgium last month.


Scottish Tory leader 'given gay rights pledge from PM over DUP tie-up'

Scottish Tory leader 'given gay rights pledge from PM over DUP tie-up'

May visited Buckingham Palace on Friday to seek the queen's permission to form the government, with an "understanding" that she has the DUP backing. Theresa May has edged closer to a deal involving the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) as she attempts to rule without a Commons majority following her disastrous election results.