Stories about World Media

Jun 10 2017

Two suspects arrested for Tehran terror attack

One showed a toddler being handed through a first-floor window to safety outside as an armed man looked on. But the other one killed several hostages: "Women, staff of th...

Jun 10 2017

Qatar Airways closes Saudi and UAE offices

Qatar is home to 2.7 million people but only about 300,000 citizens. After an initial deployment of Turkish troops at a base in Doha , Turkish warplanes and ships wil...

Jun 10 2017

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

Qatar has consistently denied the accusations against it, suggesting the recent joint decision to sever ties was based on " baseless fabricated lies " and a mere attempt ...

Jun 10 2017

Netanyahu: Keeping embassies out of Jerusalem makes peace more remote

During the March Arab Summit held in Jordan, Arab leaders warned against the consequences of such a step on the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis an...

Jun 10 2017

U.S. calls on Arab nations to ease blockade against Qatar

A number of countries had come up with offers of assistance in resolving the crisis. In a sign of economic damage from the dispute, Standard & Poor's downgraded Qatar's...

Jun 10 2017

Qatar in talks with Iran to secure food and water supplies

FIFA, now sponsored by Qatar Airways, declined to comment except to say: "FIFA is in regular contact with the Qatar 2022 local organizing committee and the supreme commit...

Jun 10 2017

May failed to get the mandate she sought

Despite losing her majority in the general election , Mrs May remains prime minister with support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists . The prime minister ...

Jun 10 2017

What's a hung Parliament? Implications of the UK election

However, the Democratic Unionist Party , the largest unionist political party in Northern Ireland, said it is open to form a government with the Conservatives wi...

Jun 10 2017

Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

Instead, May's party lost 12 seats and she has been forced to forge an alliance with Northern Ireland's right-wing Democratic Unionist party in order to cling to powe...

Jun 10 2017

May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory seats

May's gamble that she could capitalise on Britons' desire to quit the European Union and perceived weakness in the opposition Labour Party backfired on Thursday as vo...

Jun 10 2017

Congressional Investigators Probe James Comey Leak Network

Asked about Comey's characterizing the president's comments as pressuring him to drop the investigation of Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn , Grass...

Jun 10 2017

Qatari crisis could spell new trouble for embattled Hamas

The complex is the largest in Gaza . "Without these projects, we would have been idled a long time ago", he said, voicing fears that the funding could soon dry up. "If...

Jun 10 2017

Government seeks dismissal of suit over Trump's businesses

George Washington did it, so Donald Trump can too. In a filing in Manhattan federal court on Friday, the justice department argued that the plaintiffs in the case - an ...

Jun 10 2017

Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

The UK election has ended in a hung parliament , after the Conservative Party came up short of a majority in the snap general election . Instead, they lost seats and ...

Jun 10 2017

Trump says '100 percent' willing to respond to Comey under oath

When pressed on the matter, Trump said: "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future". "You're going to be very disappointed when you he...

Jun 10 2017

Trump Legal Team to File Complaint Over Comey Memos

President Donald Trump declined to say whether there are recorded conversations of his meetings with James Comey , the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fire...

Jun 10 2017

UK Election Jolts Europe as Brexit Timing Becomes Less Certain

May visited Queen Elizabeth II and announced her plan to form a coalition government between her Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ir...

Jun 10 2017

USA tests missile defence system

The first ever test of an interceptor meant to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles ( ICBM ) has been successful, the US Missile Defense Agency ( MDA ) sai...

Jun 10 2017

Qatari blacklist not an "escalation" of crisis, UAE official says

Qatar faced a similar crisis in 2014 that saw Arab countries pull their ambassadors from the country. A top Emirati diplomat said Wednesday "there's nothing to negoti...

Jun 10 2017

Trump calls on Qatar to stop funding terrorism

President Donald Trump changed course on Qatar Wednesday, a day after praising a move by other Gulf nations to sever diplomatic relations with Doha , which hosts a Uni...