Iranian security forces kill mastermind of Tehran attacks

According to a statement by Iran's Intelligence Ministry , the attackers behind the first Islamic State (IS) bombing inside Iran's borders have been identified . Emergency medical services said 52 were injured with 31 people still in the hospital. The bombers were all Sunni Iranians, a community that has felt stigmatization from the ethnic-Iranian Shia majority.

U.K. Will Revamp Technical Education After Election, May Says

U.K. Will Revamp Technical Education After Election, May Says

But Mrs May said: "I'm not refusing to take part in debates, because I'm here answering questions from you". 'There has to be no first use, there has to be a process of engagement to bring about, ultimately, global nuclear disarmament. Mrs May faced anger from two audience members who had been rejected for benefits under the controversial Work Capability Assessments. Labour claims the Conservative plan to means-test winter fuel payments could affect up to 10.8 million pensioners, while ...

Bombing in western Afghanistan kills 7

Previous official estimates had put the death toll at about 90, with more than 460 wounded. The president did not explain the sharp increase. The streets were packed with commuters as well as children heading to school. Past attempts at peace talks have failed. Inaugurating the meet, President Ghani extended an olive branch to the Taliban, saying he would allow the insurgent group to open an office if it was prepared to join peace negotiations.

Congress' Sandeep Dikshit withdraws 'gali ka gunda' remark, tenders apology

Congress' Sandeep Dikshit withdraws 'gali ka gunda' remark, tenders apology

Dikshit made the remark while responding to a question about the aggressive statements made by Pakistan's Chief of Army staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. On the issue of women in combat roles, he said that "it's important to have women in combat roles in the army even in rank and file positions".

German chancellor urges British PM to start Brexit

With the UK economy expected to grow more slowly from here, UBS Wealth Management deputy head of UK investment office Caroline Simmons said she favors an underweight position on UK equities relative to their eurozone counterparts. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, described the election result as " yet another own goal " for the UK. On June 23 it will be a full year since Britain voted to leave the EU.

Turkey demands an end to Qatar blockade as humanitarian crisis deepens

A statement carried on Qatari state media said Doha would "not take any measures against residents of Qatar who hold the nationalities of countries that severed diplomatic ties. It has created chaos across the Sunni Gulf nations, whose citizens conduct business across countries sharing long historic and cultural bonds. Some Gulf citizens have anxious that the strong rhetoric on Qatar's foreign policy would divide their peoples.