Qatar measures taken with great pain – Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said that Qatar is a “brother state” and that punitive steps against it were a well-intentioned effort to stop its support for “extremism”. Speaking in Germany, Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday that it was “with great pain” that the measures against Qatar were taken. “We see Qatar as a brother … Continue reading Qatar measures taken with great pain – Saudi FM

Russian hackers ‘planted false story’ behind Mideast crisis

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday. FBI experts visited Qatar in late May to analyze an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake story with Qatar’s state news … Continue reading Russian hackers ‘planted false story’ behind Mideast crisis

US, Saudi ‘involved’ in Tehran terror attacks – Iran

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday vowed revenge for twin attacks by the Islamic State group in Tehran, and said Washington and Riyadh were “involved”. “The Revolutionary Guards have always proven that they will never allow the blood of innocents to be spilt without revenge,” they said in a statement. “This terrorist action, coming one … Continue reading US, Saudi ‘involved’ in Tehran terror attacks – Iran

Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London after attack

Anti-Muslim crimes in the British capital have increased fivefold since the London Bridge terror attack, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Wednesday, warning that police would take a “zero-tolerance approach”. “Provisional statistics for 6 June show a 40 percent increase in racist incidents, compared to the daily average this year, and a fivefold increase in the … Continue reading Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London after attack

Trump asked me to ‘let go’ of Flynn case – Ex-FBI chief

Former FBI director James Comey says that Donald Trump asked him to “let… go” of the case against his former security chief Mike Flynn. The comments came in a conversation that occurred in the Oval Office when the pair were alone after Mr Flynn had resigned as National Security Adviser. The interactions between the former … Continue reading Trump asked me to ‘let go’ of Flynn case – Ex-FBI chief