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Iran Dismisses White House Statement on Terror Attack as "Repugnant"

An Iranian news report says that Tehran is investigating the potential role of Saudi Arabia in Wednesday's deadly dual militant attacks in Tehran . "My deep sympathy goes out to the American nation, particularly those who have suffered from the attacks and also the families of the victims", Khatami said on Iranian television.



EU's Juncker says member states need to up defense spending

President Donald Trump's lukewarm view of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "The memories of terror and bloodshed are still all too vivid for many people in this country and in all of Europe", European Commission chief Juncker said at the Defense and Security Conference in Prague .



Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing

Trump said there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that " Comey's a leaker". Trump had previously indicated via Twitter there were tapes , to which Comey responded during his testimony , " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ". Hours later, Mr Trump ignored reporters when asked about whether Mr Comey was telling the truth. Asked for a more precise timeline for the tapes , White House press secretary Sean Spicer shook his head, meaning no.



Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

In exchange for Iran rolling back its nuclear program, the US and other world powers agreed to suspend wide-ranging oil, trade and financial sanctions that had choked the Iranian economy. Instead, he said that the terrorist attacks would not "influence the will of the nation". Meanwhile, a third attack was foiled by the police, Iran's Interior Minister confirmed.


Pound dives as United Kingdom plunges into new period of uncertainty

Pound dives as United Kingdom plunges into new period of uncertainty

With 649 of 650 seats in the House of Commons declared, May's bruised Conservatives had 318 seats - short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority and well down from the 330 seats they had before May's roll of the electoral dice. And senior DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said it was "much too early" to talk of a formal agreement with a minority Conservative government. May in April had chosen to call the election three years ahead of the schedule to try to strengthen her hand in talks ...


Pakistan becomes member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Pakistan becomes member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Read Also: Aamir Khan: I'm not a very communicative person The two leaders who met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) also discussed economic and defence issues, including the vexed subject of terrorism and how it can be effectively tackled.