by | June 12, 2017 | 07:43

The Conservatives won 318 House of Commons seats in the election, eight short of an outright majority. May is expected to form the new government next week, only days before the country's historic Brexit negotiations with the European Union start on June 19.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:43

At least 17 people were killed and over 50 others injured in Tehran on Wednesday when gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. Abbasi said the attacks were unprecedented since the killing of Iranian lawmakers in 1980s. Iranian policemen evacuate a child from the Parliament building in Tehran on June 7, 2017 during a terrorist attack on the complex.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:38

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Sunday that Qatar is willing to understand the concerns of fellow Gulf states and to hold dialogue to end the current tension, official KUNA news agency reported. Dr Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, responded by tweeting: "Is this the beginning of wisdom and reasonable thinking?" FIFA President Gianni Infantino said yesterday that he was confident the crisis posed no threat to the 2022 World Cup.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:37

While reports after Comey's testimony [VIDEO ] on Thursday said it divided the nation into pro-Comey and pro-Trump groups, Sekulow insisted that Trump is a unitary executive . Asked by a reporter if he had told Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Flynn, Trump said, "I didn't say that".

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:34

He affirmed that he has always tried to do a lot for the farmers. The delegations pressed for farm loan waivers and "satisfactory" prices for their produce. Congress also dubbed Chouhan's fast as mere " nautanki " (drama). With his death, the death toll in the nine-day farmer unrest has risen to six.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:33

Kuwait's ruling emir has shuttled between countries trying to mediate an end to the crisis. Almost a week after Saudi Arabia and several of its allies severed ties with Qatar in an unprecedented Gulf diplomatic crisis, there were no signs of the bitter dispute being resolved.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:27

Labour's result in the General Election should not be greeted as a "famous victory" despite its massive surge in support, according to a former Labour shadow chancellor and staunch critic of leader Jeremy Corbyn . The author looked mildly concerned as he folded up pages from his book and pushed them into his mouth. He then gave a slightly sad thumbs up to the camera.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:27

Indeed it's said apart from her husband, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , were the only people she listened to. Many believe the results of the 2017 general elections will also impact Britain's exit from the 27-nation bloc, as the main reason behind calling for sudden elections was to strengthen May's hands in parliament to negotiate with Brussels and pass necessary legislation.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:20

The gay son of an Indian immigrant and an Irish nurse is poised to become the youngest Prime Minister of Ireland tonight. Ireland is likely to elect its first openly gay prime minister of Indian descent - a move that would be historic for the country.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:18

Turkey also has made a decision to send troops to a base it maintains in Qatar in a sign of support. Iran has urged Qatar and neighbouring Gulf countries to engage in dialogue to resolve their dispute. Among the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, Kuwait and Oman did not join the anti-Qatar blockade and the Kuwaiti leadership has been communicating with all parties of the crisis to reach a solution.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:11

The Iranian security forces have killed the mastermind behind the two deadly terror attacks on the country's Parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. Iranian lawmakers said the intelligence minister had assured them that "all Islamic state elements have been eliminated" in the country. On Sunday, the head of the justice department in Kordestan province in western Iran announced more arrests.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:11

Iran and a Saudi-led coalition that includes Qatar support different sides in the civil war. A senior Emirati official told Agence France-Presse this week's decision was not aimed at a change of regime in Qatar but to pressure the country to reshape its policy.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:08

In Washington DC, the new missile test that was planned to launch on Tuesday got a suspicious eye from the foe of United States, the North Korean government, who thinks this is another attempts to show the U.S. " This is one element of a broader missile defense strategy that we can use to employ against potential threats ", US Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:07

On Monday, he slammed his Justice Department on Twitter for what he views as a "watered down" version. In a series of morning tweets , Trump said the Justice Department "should have stayed" with the first travel ban executive order.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:04

The BBC claimed that even though the Prime Minister now has fewer seats than when she called the election, she had no immediate plans to stand down. The party from Northern Ireland, led by Arlene Foster, is the most likely party to team up with the Conservatives, who have won the most seats. The upcoming decision for Theresa May - the continuation of political struggle or her resignation - will also play an important role in the current political situation and search of political allies.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:00

The Republicans , one of the two parties that controlled France until 2017, came second, winning between 85 and 125 seats, according to early projections. Mounir Mahjoubi, junior minister in charge of digital affairs, said on BFM television that voters have acknowledged that the first weeks of Mr Macron's presidency "have been exemplary" and "have allowed the French to see there is a path that suits them".

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:53

Two recently re-elected Conservative MPs have spoken out about the prospect of forming a government with the Northern Irish party the Democratic Unionist Party . I think she will have to go unfortunately. Let's get on with the job'. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says speculation he wants to be Prime Minister is "tripe".

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:52

The result has badly damaged May's political authority. Her weird attempt to come to some sort of agreement with the Democratic Unionists of Northern Ireland, hitherto ignored but now "friends and allies", suggests that she wants to be able to say that she commands a majority in the House of Commons for a full five-year term.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:48

About 40 foreigners have fought alongside the Philippine militants in Marawi City , majority from Indonesia and Malaysia, though some came from the Middle East. The seizure of Marawi by hundreds of fighters, including Maute militias allied to the Islamic State group, has entered its third week. The Armed Forces of the Philippines had said the United States was providing technical assistance to end the siege of Marawi City but added it had no troops on the ground.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:47

Socialist Party leader Jean Christophe Cambadelis said the record-low turnout was a "sign of enormous democratic fatigue". French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon has decried the low participation rate in the first round of parliamentary elections, saying it shows France's volatile political situation.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:51

Armed officers fired nearly 50 rounds, killing three attackers who had plowed a rented van into pedestrians on the bridge, killing three, then jumped out and stabbed Saturday night revelers in Borough Market, an area packed with bars and restaurants.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:37

And some of the things that he said just weren't true", he added. Trump said Comey's testimony also vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. "I'm not hinting anything". "I would be fine with issuing a subpoena, but that most likely would come from the special counsel's office", Collins told CNN.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:26

Josi, Subban and Ekholm all have the ability to circle the wagons and ignite the offense in Ellis's absence, but Ellis has averaged 23 minutes and 23 seconds of ice time per game this postseason. Pittsburgh's Matt Murray made the best save with 1:48 left. That line of questioning has been squashed during this 72-hour hiatus, in part because Laviolette wouldn't entertain it, and also because Rinne has simply been so dominant at home .

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:29

Meanwhile, consolidation of efforts in fighting terrorism and countering other challenges and threats should not be hampered, he added. Reports filed to the United States justice department by Mr Ashcroft's firm show it "may engage in outreach efforts to USA government officials and/or communicate with the media" regarding its findings following the audit.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:24

I think if we'd had a large Conservative majority like all the polling was pointing to, then Theresa May could've pushed through her version of Brexit . We have an incoming government that can commence Brexit negotiations; like it or not, the Tories have been planning out their negotiations with the European Union under the assumption they would be in power.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:27

The future of the proposed alliance had already been thrown into confusion late Saturday after May's office announced that an outline agreement had been struck, only to backtrack and say that talks were still ongoing. Hogan said another British election might be needed to give a government a mandate to make the hard decisions required to secure a Brexit deal, as May was "very damaged" as a result of the poll.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:25

ISIL claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks. Gorjizadeh said the terrorist incidents in Tehran showed the ignominy of the terrorists' mission, on the one hand, and the greatness of the Islamic establishment and the Iranian security forces, on the other.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:26

The first is reportedly Qatar's decision to pay pro-Iranian militias in Iraq a big ransom to free some kidnapped Qatari citizens, a move said to have infuriated the Saudis, who are keen to limit Iran's influence. The tiny island-nation of Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet in the Persian Gulf, similarly said it "praised the statement made by President Donald Trump".

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:23

People attend the funeral of the victims who were killed on the June 7 attack at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum, in Tehran , Iran June 9, 2017. We are the agents of nobody. He told a group of students that if "Iran had not resisted", it would have faced even more troubles. He said the attacks had targeted peace and democracy , but stopped short of blaming foreign powers.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:22

May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU. "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament", said the DUP, which generally refuses on religious grounds to hold political discussions on Sundays.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:19

A minority Shia Muslim man in Pakistan was today sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court for posting blasphemous content on Facebook , the first death sentence handed for blasphemy on social media in the country. Mashal Khan was stripped naked and beaten by an angry mob of around 10 students shouting "Allahu Akbar", according to Reuters . This is first case in which an accused has been sentenced to death over blasphemy on social media.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:22

Melania Trump tweeted a message on Sunday evening after travelling to the White House with 11-year-old Barron. The Trumps, and their 11-year-old son, Barron, landed at Joint Base Andrews after a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:19

Trump, while talking about U.S. decision to pull out of the agreement, had accused India of seeking "billions and billions and billions" of dollars through the Paris deal. The original Paris Accord featured a non-binding agreement with no enforcement mechanism, which experts say would not violate the constitution if entered into by individual states.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:18

If they do, a commission will lobby USA lawmakers to change Puerto Rico's status. If the votes sway in favor of joining the USA, the measure is still likely to face a tumultuous road ahead in Congress. The participation rate was almost 23% out of roughly 2.26 million registered voters. Those who remain behind have been hit with new taxes and higher utility bills on an island where food is 22 percent more expensive than the USA mainland and public services are 64 percent more expensive.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:18

The Gulf dispute has been further complicated by the Trump administration's confusing stance on the crisis in Qatar. Saudi Arabia has closed its land border crossings to Qatar, which imports almost all of its food. The Kingdom of Morocco has expressed its readiness to mediate the settlement of the diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday.