Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:36AM
Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn
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These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

Corbyn on the rise 
It's turbulent times in Britain but good times for UK leader Jeremy Corbyn. His popularity is on the rise. He is now Britain's preferred leader. According to a recent YouGov/Times Poll, 35 percent of Britons now consider him the perfect Prime Minister for the country. The sitting Prime Minister Theresa May has the support of just 34 percent of Britons.  A remarkable turnaround for Corbyn. This is the first time a labor leader has a lead over a conservative Prime Minister since 2007 when Gordon Brown became the premier. Corbyn's  lead in polls has unnerved the Tories. Theresa May had a disastrous performance in general elections. She had the majority in the parliament, but in order to have a better majority for a better Brexit deal, she called for snap elections.

Saudi's impossible demands from Qatar 
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain which have boycotted Qatar, issued an ultimatum to Doha to shut down Al Jazeera channel, curb ties with Iran, close a Turkish military base and pay reparations as part of a long list of other demands. Qatar's initial reaction shows the Persian gulf kingdom will not accept the demand, which Doha described as unrealistic. Press freedom and rights defenders, and journalists have condemned the demand by the Saudis and their Arab allies to close Al Jazeera network and other media outlets in Qatar.