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Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

The US Defense Department is conducting investigation, Pentagon said in a statement. The Afghan soldier was killed "in return fire", Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said. Airstrikes by American warplanes have greatly increased in recent months, as US President Donald Trump considers requests from military commanders for thousands more worldwide t... [Full Article...]

Police identify perpetrators of London Bridge terror attack

All three attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State group. Counter-terror agencies were already under intense scrutiny after it was revealed Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, were also known to security services. [Full Article...]

Iran arrests 8 after attacks on parliament, Khomeini shrine

The latest reports indicate that all four terrorists who took part in the siege of the Parliament building have been killed. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei castigated the U.S. The attackers had entered Iran at some point a year ago, the ministry said without providing precise dates. Describing a harsh battle against terrorism and restoration of stability and security to the region... [Full Article...]

Rahul mocks Chouhan over indefinite fast

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are demanding better prices for their produce as also a waiver on loan repayments. He said that he is sitting on fast to spread the message of humanity, love and peace. After addressing the gathering, he also looked carried out the official business. Thousands commit suicide each year. The state CM, however, said that any unruly elements during the discussion will be de... [Full Article...]

Qatar Hires Former US Attorney General To Rebut Terrorism Allegations

The three Sunni Gulf countries - Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the UAE - moved with Egypt to cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar, host to the one of the Pentagon's largest military bases in the Middle East and a linchpin in the fight against ISIS. [Full Article...]

UAE Foreign Minister Slams Qatar for Asking Iran, Turkey for Help

Trump is continuing to talk to all partners in the Middle East to de-escalate tensions, a White House spokeswoman said, but gave no other details. The comments which came to the open after the hack has set Qatar against the Gulf's Arab countries, forcing Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, UAE and Egypt to cut ties with the oil rich country. [Full Article...]

Austria star bites back at Roy Keane ahead of World Cup showdown

I can only think of one game where I felt that we failed to turn up - Switzerland away in 2003 under Brian Kerr. I have improved in terms of playing physically over the last two years at Watford in the Premier League, so I know what to expect here. [Full Article...]

London police chief: Attack victims show city's diversity

The ringleader tried to rent an 8-ton truck just hours before the attack, police said. Police said they found "13 wine bottles with rags wrapped around them and believed to be filled with a flammable liquid", as well as two blowtorches in the battered white van. [Full Article...]

Gaddafi's son released after more than five years of detention

Gaddafi's son released after more than five years of detention Seif al-Islam was the likely successor to his father Moamer Kadhafi and had appeared destined to become the modern face of Libya. He was freed on Friday after an amnesty was agreed by the parliament based in the east of the country. Seif al-Islam, 44, and eight other Gadhafi-era officials were sentenced to death by a Tripoli court in 2005. Widely seen as Kadhafi's heir-apparent, he was oft... [Full Article...]

Easyjet flight to London diverted over 'suspicious conversation'

Some 151 passengers were escorted off the plane in buses after it made the emergency landing, while the airport was closed. It said the subject had been "terrorist content", without elaborating further. A BACKPACK has been blown up after a passenger heard another traveller talking about a bomb while on an easyJet flight destined for the UK. "In compliance with the local authorities guidance ... [Full Article...]

Director Of National Intelligence Jabs Washington Post Over Trump-Russia Story

Heinrich said , "I'm simply asking, 'Did that conversation occur?'" Coats responded that he felt it "inappropriate" to answer in a public hearing, and Heinrich laid down the reality: "You realize how simple it would simply be to say, 'No, that never happened?'" Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats also refused to publicly discuss private conversations he has had with Mr Trump ... [Full Article...]

Afghan commando kills 3 U.S. soldiers

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said that two other US soldiers are wounded in the attack, which took place in the Achin district. The officers, members of the Afghan Border Police, were killed when a United States aircraft "returned fire" during the operation, which included Afghan and American special forces, a military spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Almost 20 Million Viewers Tune Into James Comey Testimony

Trump himself tweeted on Friday morning that he feels "totally vindicated" by Comey's admission that he did tell the president on a number of occasions that Trump personally was not then a target of an FBI counter-terrorism investigation. Republicans who spoke with The Hill appeared frustrated that talk about the Russian Federation probe taking attention away from the administration's agenda. [Full Article...]

Qatar hires former US attorney general to lobby

In a joint news conference with Bahrain's visiting Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Cavusoglu said Turkey would continue its efforts to resolve the dispute , as Qatar faces isolation imposed by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism. [Full Article...]

What Will The DUP Ask Of The Tories?

What Will The DUP Ask Of The Tories? The parties have been in intensive negotiations reach an agreement to return to power-sharing. They could have asked for a second general election. Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party is seeking more funding for the province and concessions for former British soldiers in exchange for supporting British Prime Minister Theresa May , a source close to the party said on Saturday. [Full Article...]

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck, police say

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck, police say After Butt's payment was declined, the trio of terrorists rented the smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before jumping out of the vehicle and going on a stabbing rampage that left eight people dead and nearly 50 injured. Comm Haydon said the men may have been planning even more bloodshed if they had survived their stabbing spree and made it back to the van. There were also office cha... [Full Article...]

Iran says arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

IS released a video overnight of the five attackers before the assault, via its Amaq propaganda agency. Iranian state TV said the Intelligence Ministry had detained 41 suspects in Tehran and the western Kurdish provinces of the country. [Full Article...]

Trump goes on offensive against ex-FBI chief, calling him a 'leaker'

Ms Pelosi also said she has concerns about Mr Trump's "fitness for office", saying he needs more sleep. TRUMP: Well, I didn't say that. This has raised questions as to why Comey didn't tell others, including the attorney general . Though Republicans worked to discredit Mr Comey and to blunt the impact of his testimony, the ex-director's statement deepened questions about the basis for his... [Full Article...]

Trump says he's willing to testify under oath, contradicts Comey

Trump said Friday he would be willing to testify under oath "100 percent" that he did not tell Comey to let the Flynn probe "go". He testified that Trump invited him to a private dinner at the White House on January 27, where the president said , "I need loyalty". [Full Article...]

Alex Salmond out in bad night for the SNP

Alex Salmond out in bad night for the SNP Only two years later, however, and this was reduced to 34 seats. Another is the high-profile casualties suffered by the Scottish National Party - the loss of Westminster leader and deputy party leader Angus Robertson and former first minister Alex Salmond (both to the Tories) are significant defeats for the party, as well as the loss in the former SNP heartland of North East Scotland. [Full Article...]


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