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Gas has helped transform the tiny emirate into one of the richest countries in the world, fuelling its rise into a major regional player and helping fund huge infrastructure projects such as the 2022 football World Cup, which will be hosted by Qatar.
  • Iranian security forces kill mastermind of Tehran attacks

    Iranian security forces kill mastermind of Tehran attacks

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    On Thursday, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry released the names of the five terrorists who were killed after carrying out the deadly attacks in Tehran. It added that the terrorists were detained in the Iranian provinces of Kermanshah, Kordestan, West Azarbaijan and Tehran. "Six people who were certainly connected to Wednesday's terrorist attacks in Tehran were identified and arrested", Aliakbar Garousi was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.
  • 43 new designations in Qatar-linked terror list

    43 new designations in Qatar-linked terror list

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    Sheikh Mohammed also said Qatar's ruling emir will not leave the country while it is "in blockade" to attend a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House to end the crisis. He says Qatar's ruling emir will not leave the country while it is "in blockade", effectively meaning he can not take up Trump's offer of mediation at the White House.
  • Democratic Unionist Party agree 'confidence deal' with Conservatives

    Democratic Unionist Party agree 'confidence deal' with Conservatives

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    A confidence-and-supply arrangement means the DUP would support May's government in exchange for concessions on some issues rather than forming a formal governing coalition that controls a majority in Parliament. "We will defend the interests of the 27 member states, and Britain will defend its own interests", she told a press conference. She is expected to meet with her newly-reassembled ministerial team over the weekend in an attempt to quell any rebellion within Tory ranks.
  • NM student tripped up at national spelling bee

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    Six-year-old media sensation Edith Fuller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest-ever competitor in the Scripps Spelling Bee , made it through Wednesday's competition, correctly spelling " nyctinasty " and "tapas". VanWynsberghe spelled the word correctly on Wednesday morning during the second round of the preliminary competition. Martius Bautista, a seventh-grader who was in the national bee for the third year in a row, accumulated 28 points in Wednesday's preliminary round, but contestants ...
  • 'Mastermind' of Tehran terrorist attacks killed by Iranian security forces

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    The seven people, arrested in Fardis town west of Tehran , provided the logistics for the Wednesday terrorist attacks in the capital, according to Ahmad Fazelian, head of Alborz Province's justice department. The Intelligence Ministry on Thursday identified the five perpetrators as Iranian nationals who had fought for IS in Syria and Iraq . The militant group had earlier released footage of the attackers from inside the building, also via Amaq - a rare claim of responsibility while ...
  • May failed to get the mandate she sought

    May failed to get the mandate she sought

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    Instead, Ms. May has been badly weakened and may not survive in office much longer. Mrs May had limited room for manoeuvre after her presidential-style campaign saw the Tories shed seats and fall eight MPs short of a Commons majority. The 1998 Good Friday agreement set up power sharing in Northern Ireland, largely ending years of sectarian violence. It also promised to guarantee the rights of European citizens now living in Britain, regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
  • Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump

    Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump

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    Nicola Sturgeon has said she will be forced to "reflect" on holding a second referendum on independence after the SNP suffered devastating losses on election night including Angus Robertson and Alex Salmond. "The SNP has lost a number of fine parliamentarians this evening, that is a grievous blow for us". Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said on Twitter she was "utterly thrilled" for Mr Killen, adding that he will be "an outstanding MP".
  • United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

    United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

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    The Times of London said in an editorial that "the election appears to have been, among other things, a rejection of the vague but harshly worded prospectus for Brexit for which Mrs". Many critics, including Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson , have expressed concerns over the DUP's stances against gay marriage and abortion, among other issues.