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Sanctions Levied on Qatar by Gulf Rivals So Far

The escalating crisis in the Persian Gulf erupted Monday, when Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar, accusing the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch. Read More »

Germany calls for diplomacy to resolve Qatar crisis, end blockade

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Visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, speaking after talks with Gabriel, said the blockade of Qatar broke global law and described the severing of links to his country as "collective punishment". Gabriel was optimistic diplomatic efforts could resolve the crisis and said "it must not end in further escalations that include violence". Turkey and Saudi Arabia were among countries in the region that had previously supported organisations viewed by Germany ... Read More »

Syrian army, allies reach Iraqi border - pro-govt commander

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Reaching the Iraqi borders was a primary target for the operation, despite the repeated attacks by the USA on Syrian army units advancing toward Tanf, where British and American military positions are located. He called on all parties to provide safe passage to those wishing to leave the city. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said dozens of soldiers and pro-government forces had arrived at the border. Read More »

Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: ministry

Iran said on Thursday that gunmen and bombers who attacked Tehran were Iranian members of Islamic State who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq - deepening the regional ramifications of the assaults. Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, meanwhile, has accused Saudi Arabia and the US of standing behind Wednesday's deadly attacks. Saudi Arabia has denied involvement, Reuters reports . Read More »

After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament, throwing British politics into chaos. Diplomatic veterans say the Brexit process is as titanic in scale as it is historically unprecedented. Her first major challenge will be getting the Queen's speech passed at the end of June - which sets out the government's legislative plan and essentially amounts to a vote of confidence for ... Read More »

New iPhone feature can block texts while driving

This deep integration of the social networks into iOS will go away with the iOS 11 . AR: Apple has introduced a new platform for developers to help them bring high-quality AR experiences to iPhone and iPad using the built-in camera, powerful processors and motion sensors in iOS devices . Read More »

Apple's Unveils New HomePod Voice-controlled Speaker, Competing With Amazon's Echo

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The trend-setting company also is putting new twists on existing products as it delves deeper into virtual reality and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning. Siri has officially entered the smart speaker market . With HomePod , only after "Hey Siri" is recognized locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier. Read More »

Apple iOS 11's screen capture feature could be nightmare for Snapchat users

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But most of us don't have that kind of time. Apple has announced that its iOS 11 software update is to include a new " Do not disturb while driving" mode for the iPhone. The mode also enables users to record custom voice messages notifying callers that they are engaged in driving. iOS 11 was first shown off earlier this week, and it's available to developers now. Read More »

In Testimony Over Russian Probe, Comey Accuses Trump of Lying

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When reporters asked Mr Trump after the testimony whether he thought Mr Comey was telling the truth, the president did not respond but simply smiled through pursed lips. "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from" political "sins". During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee , Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several of their meetings. Read More »

Affrontements entre manifestants et policiers dans le nord — Maroc

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La quasi totalité des meneurs du mouvement ont été arrêtés ces dix derniers jours, et font face à de graves accusations de " crimes ", notamment " atteinte à la sécurité intérieure de l'Etat ". En revanche, les rassemblements avaient jusqu'à présent eu lieu de 22 heures à minuit. "Pour autant ces manifestations doivent faire l'objet de déclarations car elles sont faites sur la voie publique". Read More »

Apple hopes HomePod speaker strikes a chord with music lovers

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But the HomePod is a speaker, meant to stand out as one. Before we elaborate, here's a brief basic about smart home speakers. Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers - the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals. Read More »

Police increase patrols in Tehran after Iran attacks

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Iranians will not be intimidated by such attacks. The jihadist group claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attacks that killed 17 people. On Friday, the United States embassy in Saudi Arabia issued a security notice to U.S. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader, used the attacks to defend Tehran's involvement in wars overseas. The president said supporters of terrorists have been seeking to "take avenge" of democratic Iran but they are "ignorant" of this fact that the ... Read More »

Chef Boyardee, other brands of spaghetti and meatballs recalled

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The spaghetti and meatballs were produced January 5-12 are are under the labels Chef BOYARDEE, Essential EVERYDAY, Food Hold, Hy-Top and Libby's. The products, which contain undeclared milk, were produced between January 5 and 12, 2017. 22,064 lbs. of 14.75-oz. cans with "Food Hold Spaghetti & Meatballs MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN AND BEEF IN TOMATO SAUCE" on the label with package code 2100701200 and Use By Date 01/02/19. Read More »

Trump speaks to Qatar Emir; offers to mediate Gulf crisis

Qatar's isolation is reportedly in reaction to a false news report planted by hackers on May 23, CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports. Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the USA battle against the Islamic State militant group. Read More »

Coast Guard pulled man from failing duct-taped boat

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The man was reportedly trying to get to Point Bishop at the entrance of Taku Inlet and was not wearing a life jacket. The United States Coast Guard rescued a boater Wednesday afternoon after his boat hit a reef and started to fill with water. Read More »

What happened to Hussain Nawaz at JIT?

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Similarly, he said, PML-N MNA Tallal Chaudhry had questioned the inclusion of the representatives of the military in the JIT. The Joint Investigation Team probed in the purview of Panama Papers case judgment was visibly lampooned on social media and by members of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz after a photo of Hussain Nawaz appeared online in which he could be seen sitting on a chair in the federal judicial academy. Read More »

Apple Finally Unveiled its Amazon Echo Rival

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So, take a seat, and be prepared to be informed. It slows development of new skills and limits the customization that can happen on the user's end. Like Amazon's Echo , you'll speak to Siri by saying, "Hey Siri". Their common inspiration for what's ahead is Star Trek's omnipresent, voice-activated assistant "Computer", which could do everything from calculating a starship's trajectory to making a nice cup of tea. Read More »

Iran says 5 Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State

And many Iranians inside and outside the country reacted to the attacks by posting messages and images of solidarity on social media. A statement from Iranian security forces said that the incident was the result of a personal dispute and did not pose a greater security threat, such as terrorism. Read More »

Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times

The White House is anxious that Comey will have a very different version of those discussions and that he felt pressured by Trump to drop the pending investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Respected across the aisle by both Republicans and Democrats, Mueller led the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 12 years until 2013. "Why would he tell the president that?" Then we talked about some other stuff. Read More »