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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that as the Iran legislation moves forward, lawmakers will have an opportunity to offer amendments that would authorize new sanctions on Russian Federation. In the wake of the attacks, Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard also released a statement implying that the USA and Saudi Arabia were to blame .
  • Iranian minister blasts Trump's 'repugnant' message after Tehran attack

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    The outlet said the Iranian Intelligence Ministry was now refusing to publish the last names of the perpetrators as they searched for relatives potentially tied to the Islamic State as well. On Wednesday, Macron's office issued a statement saying the French president has discussed the Qatar crisis with the Iranian president and in separate telephone conversations with leaders of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Turkey, inviting "all parties to pursue dialogue".
  • Trump speaks to Qatar emir, offers help in resolving crisis: White House

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    The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, partly over the tiny Gulf monarchy's alleged support for Islamist groups such as the Brotherhood. Kuwait - which unlike most of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members has not cut off ties with Qatar - has been leading efforts to mediate. Qatar denies trying to pay ransom money to secure the release of the hostages, although foreign minister al-Thani said it sent money "to support the authorities in the ...
  • UAE Chides Qatar for Seeking 'Non-Arab' Help

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    They accused it of supporting terrorism, a charge that Qatar denies. On Wednesday evening he met in Dubai with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
  • Iowa City Mayor signs initiatives supporting Paris Agreement

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    Other countries have already successfully implemented a carbon fee and dividend plan. Citing numbers prepared for a conservative think tank by NERA Economic Consulting, Trump said complying with the agreement could cost the United States 2.7 million jobs by 2025 and shave trillions from the US economy, according to national media reports .
  • Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

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    After his dismissal, Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee , he told a friend about his memos and asked him to leak the information about them to reporters. "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve". For three hours, former FBI Director James Comey leveled an unrelenting attack on the credibility of the president of the United States.
  • Germany urges steps to defuse crisis in Gulf region

    Germany urges steps to defuse crisis in Gulf region

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    It's not clear whether the United States has tracked the hackers in the Qatar incident to Russian criminal organizations or to the Russian security services blamed for the USA election hacks. All that comes amid a crackdown on all dissent on the island home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base. The U.S.
  • 1 civilian killed by sniper, 181 others rescued in Marawi

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    Padilla's statement came after President Rodrigo Duterte said last Sunday in Subic Bay, Olongapo City, that he is willing to accept the offer of MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari to allow 2,000 of his fighters to help in the ongoing fight against Maute militants.
  • PM Modi favouring rich, giving farmers only bullets, says Rahul Gandhi

    PM Modi favouring rich, giving farmers only bullets, says Rahul Gandhi

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    The Congress leader was denied permission by the local administration to visit Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh where police shot dead five protesting farmers. The state government today transferred the Collector and Superintendent of Police of Mandsaur district. "He can't give the right rates for their agricultural produce, can't give them bonus, can't give compensation..." There are 25 per cent farmers across MP who have failed repay their loans, he said.
  • Indian Congress party's VP Rahul Gandhi arrested

    Indian Congress party's VP Rahul Gandhi arrested

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    With farmers' protest seemingly spreading across the nation, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the nation can not be prosperous unless the farmers of the country earn more. The demands of the unions included immediate farm loan waiver and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's report, which recommended that the minimum support prices for crops be fixed at 50% more than the weighted average cost of production.
  • Rex Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

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    In an extraordinary broadside against a key US partner, President Donald Trump lambasted Qatar on Friday for funding terrorism "at a very high level" and insisted that it stop. Meanwhile Al Jazeera reported that in London, the independent UK-based Arab Organisation for Human Rights (AOHR) released a statement condemning the Saudi bloc's list as "arbitrary".