Iran is a key backer of Assad amid his country's six year long civil war. Through its Amaq media division, ISIS claimed "fighters with the Islamic State" had perpetrated the attack. Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called the attacks a cowardly act. The reports said Iran's security forces neutralized one terrorist, another one committed suicide.
Kasowitz said Trump "never, in form or substance" directed Comey to halt a probe into Flynn , who was being investigated for his contacts with Russian officials before Trump's January 20 inauguration. "I mean, I will tell you I didn't say that ... and there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it, according to everybody I read today, but I did not say that".
He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading " lies, plain and simple " about the reasons for his firing. He portrayed Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into his former national security adviser as an order coming from the president.
The missiles were launched Thursday morning from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 200 km, South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said . The drone measuring 1.8 meters long and 2.4 meters wide was found on Friday (8 June), a day after Pyongyang tested a new kind of anti-ship missile , Yonhap news agency reported .
He had repeatedly said during last year's election campaign that climate change was a hoax . USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told CNN's Jake Tapper that President Donald Trump believes "the climate is changing" during an interview that will air on Sunday.
Mr Trump kept silent during the hearing - keeping away from Twitter even after the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director accused him of telling " lies, plain and simple " - but after it was over offered a clue to his next step in a statement read by his lawyer, Marc Kasowitz.
Trump noted the decision came after his trip to Saudi Arabia, where he addressed a summit of Arab nations and called for them to help end terrorism. "Stop funding, stop teaching hate and stop the killing", he added. President Donald Trump contradicted his own secretary of state on Friday, hours after Rex Tillerson called on Gulf states to ease their blockade on Qatar .
Suspected London Bridge attackers Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba . Pedestrians were mowed down by a van on London Bridge before three attackers stabbed a police officer and revellers around Borough Market .
A diplomatic crisis continues to develop in the Persian Gulf, where four Sunni states are attempting to isolate the small, oil-rich nation of Qatar from the rest of the region. "We're seeing shortages of food [in Qatar], families are being forcibly separated, and children pulled out of school", he said. Saudi Arabia has been criticized in the past for exporting a militant interpretation of Islam and because 15 of the 19 hijackers in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the USA were Saudi citizens.
The Turkish parliament this week cleared a bill giving the go-ahead for pre-existing plans for its troops to go to a new base in Qatar . Chad has recalled its ambassador from Qatar for consultations, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, joining other African states in showing support for Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations amid a worsening regional rift.
No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit. That said, Pachulia's disappointment may stem from the possibility this may be his only season with the team as he signed a one-year, $2.9 million deal last summer. Kyrie Irving poured in 40 points to lead the Cavs, while LeBron James posted his second triple-double of The Finals, with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
The indictment alleges Purinton shot Kuchibhotla and Madasani due to their perceived race, color, religion and national origin. The victim was 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla and the injured man was his friend, Alok Madasani . It alleges Purinton committed the crimes after "substantial planning and premeditation". He then fled to an Applebee's in Clinton, Missouri, where a bartender called 911 to report that Purinton had admitted to killing "two Iranian people in Olathe ".
Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday in part because of comments posted briefly on the Qatar News Agency's website on May 23. Four Arab countries have blacklisted 59 individuals and 12 entities, which they alleged to be Qatar's links to terrorist groups, further escalating the tension in the Gulf.
May had called the election in order to consolidate her mandate to negotiate Britain's exit from the Europe Union. Opposition party leaders were also quick to call for her resignation, including the Liberal Demo- crats' Tim Farron, who said: "We will now have a government that is weaker and less stable at a time when we are about to embark on the most hard and complex negotiations in our history".
Kvitova had suffered what her surgeon, Dr Radek Kebrle, described as an "horrific" injury in the knife attack and said the chances of her playing tennis again were low. The 28-year-old Russian breezed through the first set, with her opponent cutting a disconsolate figure. Her latest defeat could open the door for Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova to claim the world number one ranking, if they reach the latter stages in Paris .
May now risks more opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party, though a party source said leading the Conservatives was seen as too much of a poisoned chalice for her to face an immediate challenge. France said the election result would not call into question Britain's decision to exit . If the Conservatives can not form a government, what happens? Corbyn attacked May on several other issues, including cutting 20,000 police officers while she was Interior ...
A tweet from President Trump Tuesday tied Qatar to the "funding of radical ideology". Four Arab countries which cut ties with Qatar this week over its alleged support of terrorism on Friday (local time) designated dozens of people with alleged links to Qatar as terrorists, intensifying a row that threatens the region's stability.
In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
In a separate investigation, counter-terror police made a series of arrests in Ilford , east London , on Wednesday night in connection with the London Bridge atrocity. Butt was previously known to security agencies and had appeared in a British TV documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ". Zaghba had an Italian passport and his mother's name is Valeria, informed sources told Italian media Adnkronos, reports Efe .
Qatar on Friday dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the Saudi-led moves to isolate Qatar, saying dialog is a better way to resolve the issue, while Turkish officials have stressed the country is eager to remain neutral in the dispute, the most serious diplomatic crisis between Gulf nations in ...
This is the moment Emirates Team New Zealand suffered a spectacular capsize in their America's Cup semi-final against Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team. "It's really easy to get a lit bit caught up in the battle and forget the actual details needed to sail well", Outteridge said. Race officials later said Artemis shouldn't have been penalized.
Trump's offer echoed comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier this week that the U.S.is committed to helping the Gulf Cooperation Council "remain unified". A group of Gulf nations led by Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties as well as land, sea and air travel with Qatar on June 5, accusing the country of supporting Sunni extremist groups and Iranian-backed Shiite militants to destabilize the region.
The legislation, which also foresees cooperation in military training, was rapidly passed in parliament on Wednesday, a day after Erdogan openly sided with Qatar and criticised other Gulf countries' moves to isolate it. They have ordered Qatari citizens to leave their countries, recalled their own nationals from Doha and closed air, land and sea borders to Qatar. The mandate did not specify how many soldiers will serve in Qatar where Turkey in 2015 made a decision to build at least one ...
Iran's foreign minister on Thursday rejected Donald Trump's condolences for deadly attacks in Tehran , calling the US president's words repugnant. Reportedly, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack on Iran's Parliament.
And McCain's former colleague, retired Michigan Rep. John Dingell, 90, later tweeted: "Naps are important". McCain reiterated wanting to see Comey apply the same approach to the questioning with Trump as he did regarding Hillary Clinton's emails .
British police had previously identified attackers Khuram Butt , 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, and confirmed Zaghba's identity after conducting searches at homes linked to the attackers. Security has become a key issue in the run-up to Thursday's general election. But a parent said she had confronted him and asked him not to speak to her children any more - fearful they were being radicalised.
Mr Comey, who was sacked by the USA president last month, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee which is probing possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Within a week of James Comey's shock firing, Robert Mueller was appointed on May 17 as special counsel designated by the Justice Department to lead the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the United States 2016 election.
The agency added that North Korea fired a suspected Scud-type ballistic missile that flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles). North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to field a nuclear-armed missile that is capable of reaching us territory.
According to the agreement, each country pledges to contribute to combat climate change. The meeting in San Francisco was part of the "Under2 Coalition " - a pact between governments to reduce emissions and to keep the global average temperature below 2 degrees Celsius, the level experts say could be catastrophic for the environment.
Butt and Redouane were named by authorities on Monday. The matter can be dropped or if the complaint seems warranted, police and security officials can open an investigation. The U.S. Embassy in London said it was aware of reports that U.S. citizens were injured, and was not aware that any had been killed. " You will not win ", London Mayor Sadiq Khan said to applause at a vigil on Monday.
The Daily Mail reports that Khuram Butt "verbally assaulted" a moderate Muslim who attended the demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster to oppose Choudary's support of the attack, in which two jihadists used a auto and knives to attack the off-duty soldier near the Royal Artillery barracks in Woolwich, London .
Al-Thani said Qatar had not yet been presented with a list of demands by countries that cut off diplomatic and transport links with it, but insisted the matter be solved peacefully. Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major U.S. military base and is the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Xavier Thomas , 45, has been revealed as the eighth victim of Saturday night's attack after he was thrown into the river by the van being driven be terrorists across London Bridge . She told reporters on Wednesday that he had changed in the previous year. Meanwhile, Ms Zelenak's friends have raised $15,000 via a fundraising page to help with the search and to fly her parents to London .
British PM Theresa May kept finance minister Philip Hammond and other key members of her cabinet in their jobs on Friday, a day after she was weakened by failing to win a parliamentary majority in an election. Bookmakers have slashed the odds of Boris Johnson being the next prime minister . "Other personnel issues are for other days", she said. With Home Secretary Amber Rudd , Brexit Secretary David Davis , and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon all retaining their posts, ...
Bombers and gunmen killed 17 people in Iran's parliament and near the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, on Wednesday, in rare strikes on the capital that exacerbated regional tensions. It was unclear when the five men returned to Iran ahead of Wednesday's attacks. The Clarion Project said the speakers claimed to represent various Iranian Sunni ethnic groups, such as the Baluchis and Ahvazis, and encouraged Iranian Sunnis to join the group.