Wednesday, June 7, 2017

World News Briefs -- June 7, 2017

BBC: Iran attacks: 'IS' hits Parliament and Khomeini mausoleum

Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people and injured many more.

The assault on the parliament appears to be over, after hours of intermittent gunfire there. A suicide bomber detonated a device at the mausoleum.

Iranian officials say they managed to foil a third attack.

The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed it carried out the attacks, which would be a first in Iran.

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At least 12 killed in rare militant attack in Tehran. IS-claimed attacks on Iran’s parliament, shrine kill 12. Gunmen attack Iran's parliament, Khomeini shrine. Twin attacks strike Iran's parliament, Khomeini's tomb.

Kuwait tries to mediate Arab fallout with Qatar as Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia trip is 'paying off'.

Saudi FM: Qatar must stop supporting Hamas, Brotherhood.

Jordan downgrades ties with Qatar. Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan criticises Qatar sanctions.

Turkey's parliament to debate troop deployment to Qatar.

Trump takes sides in Arab rift, suggests support for isolation of Qatar. Qatar row: Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman.

Mosul: As the battle against ISIS rages on, so does terror, suffering for civilians.

US says Raqqa fight will ‘accelerate’ as IS loses in Iraq.

Turkey arrests head of Amnesty over 'Gulen links'.


Pakistan waging 'undeclared war of aggression' against Afghanistan, Ghani tells Kabul Process.

Power struggle seen within surging IS in Afghanistan.

North Korea attempts to split South Korea-US security alliance.

Japan conducts simulation drill for North Korea attack.

Philippines asks social media to remove militant video.

Burmese military plane vanishes over Andaman Sea.

China slams Pentagon report on overseas military bases.


Shabaab steps up attacks in Kenya.

Cease-fire in effect in South Sudan's war-torn Yei River State.

Libya's neighbors push political deal over military solution.

Congo faces U.N. deadline of June 8 for human rights probe.

Lesotho: Opposition wins most Parliament seats in snap election.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is 'recuperating fast'. Nigeria adrift as leader in London for month of treatment.

China ensures its position in Africa by pouring billions into infrastructure and education.


Two days from UK election, security dominates campaign after London attack.

Corbyn trying to shed rebel image to win UK election.

London Bridge victim's body recovered from River Thames.

U.S., partners plan European military exercise with 25,000 troops.

Germany backs pullout from Incirlik airbase in Turkey row.

Video emerges of Notre Dame ‘terrorist’ hammer attack.

Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air.


GOP chairman: U.S. Senate panel will 'deal with' Russia in June.

House votes to condemn Turkish security violence against protesters. US Congress calls for charges over Turkey embassy brawl.

Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI.

Washington braces for Comey impact.

DEA warns police of accidental overdose risks in drug fight.

Venezuela blocking medicine, humanitarian aid from US groups.

Brazil judges to cast votes which could topple president. Brasilia tribune starts trial that could unseat President Michel Temer.


Rights group asks Germany to arrest CIA deputy director.

Al-Qaeda’s attempts to counter drone strikes.

Islamic State jails hidden among ordinary villas in Mosul.


OECD predicts fastest global growth in six years.

Risks warned over US dropping conflict minerals rule.

U.S. Congress plans self-driving car legislation to speed rollout.


Steven Krische said...

Iran blaming Saudi Arabia for the attack.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see someone hold SA accountable for its terrorist movements, too bad it wasn't the US in 2001 when it could have saved the world so much grief.