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Eighth person arrested in connection with deadly Manchester terror attack

Eighth person arrested in connection with deadly Manchester terror attack Such anger was reportedly heightened when one of his friends, 18-year-old Abdul Wahab Hafidah, was murdered in the Moss Side area of Manchester a year ago. The number of police officers fell by 14 percent, or nearly 20,000, between 2009 and 2016, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank. [Full Article...]

Authorities find bomb-making workshop in Abedi's home, officials say

Authorities find bomb-making workshop in Abedi's home, officials say The report suggested Abedi was radicalized and forged close relations with Daesh members. In addition to those killed in the concert attack, Manchester officials raised to 119 the number of people who sought medical treatment after the attack, including those who travelled to hospitals on their own. [Full Article...]

British Airways cancels all flights from 2 London airports amid computer outage

Terminals at London's Heathrow and Gatwick were "extremely congested", with travellers urged not to go to the airports. "We're experiencing a global system outage", the airline said in reply to one disgruntled traveller on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Manchester police arrest another man in connection with concert terror attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the investigation into the deadly Manchester concert bombing is making progress. Multiple media outlets said Thursday, citing anonymous British intelligence sources, that the Greater Manchester Police would stop sharing information on their fast-developing investigation into the bombing with USA counterparts after someone within US counterintelligence se... [Full Article...]

Trump's strategy for stabilizing the Middle East to be put to test

Trump's strategy for stabilizing the Middle East to be put to test U.S. President Donald Trump strove to warm ties with the Middle East during his first overseas trip since taking office, but the lack of detail in his plans for peace have left some wondering whether he would only add to turmoil in the region. [Full Article...]

Clash erupts as Philippine troops raid hideout of IS-linked fighters

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS. [Full Article...]

Singaporeans among foreign fighters involved in IS-linked insurgency in southern Philippines

Singaporeans among foreign fighters involved in IS-linked insurgency in southern Philippines Convoys of vehicles packed with evacuees and protected by soldiers streamed into Iligan. Abella said to the Philippine News Agency that the law hopes to "suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety". "I'm just praying that the bullets will not find its way to my house and hit us". He said Hapilon suffered a stroke after a government airstrike wounded him in January. [Full Article...]

Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia The richness of the welcome afforded to the USA delegation by the Saudis was matched only by the vastness of the record $110 billion arms deal that was signed between the two countries. In introductory remarks , Netanyahu voiced hope that Trump's efforts would help forge peace with Arab states, which, he said, shared with Israel a common concern about Iran. [Full Article...]

Kushner Questions Unanswered as Trump Aides Praise Trip Abroad

James Comey , the former FBI director who led the Russian probe until Trump abruptly fired him, is still expected to testify before Congress about memos he kept on conversations with the president that involved the investigation. It was said to be the first time any investigators have made inquiries with Trump's campaign officials. The U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russian Federati... [Full Article...]

Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

Rouhani , the face of Tehran's deal with six major powers in 2015 to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions, said the US administration lacked knowledge about the Middle East . "The US president is hand in hand with the supporters of terrorism, human rights victimized in the dances of swords..." "Our missiles are for defence and peace", Rouhani said , adding tha... [Full Article...]

Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await Hosts Italy hope the luxurious, relaxed surroundings will give the rich-nation leaders a rare chance for wide-ranging debate on an array of worldwide issues, including Syria, North Korea and the global economy. will remain in the Paris accord or not", she said. But with Trump pushing off a decision on the Paris accord until after he returns to Washington, it was unclear how strong the group of w... [Full Article...]

US plans 1st defense test of ICBM intercept amid North Korea threat

US plans 1st defense test of ICBM intercept amid North Korea threat North Korea also tops the agenda on a China-Russia summit taking place at the same time. Once we arrive at a successful diplomatic conclusion on North Korea , the USA should work toward a United Nations treaty banning all nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

No common position with Trump on Russia — EU's Tusk

No common position with Trump on Russia — EU's Tusk European leaders have been urging Trump not to abandon the US commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions made when his predecessor Barack Obama signed up to the U.N. The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip overseas (all times local): 10:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with European Union leaders. [Full Article...]

Trump says will make decision on Paris climate pact next week

Trump says will make decision on Paris climate pact next week It's the final day of the president's nine-day trip. Beleaguered White House aides, who were aboard Air Force One flying to Riyadh when they watched the reports that Trump had called the former FBI Director James Comey a "nut job", had hoped that the trip would provide a much-needed change of subject. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Sisi: Countries Supporting Terrorists Should Not Get away Unpunished

Egypt's Copts, the Middle East's largest Christian community, have long complained of discrimination and violence at the hands of radicals from the country's Muslim majority. In past attacks, Egypt had usually identified local jihadists as the perpetrators. Pope Francis, who visited Cairo a month ago, described the attack as a "senseless act of hatred". [Full Article...]

Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to 'make a deal'

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, a Southern Baptist and an Arizona Republican, said Trump's Israel visit signals "a new day has dawned" in U.S. -Israel relations after some tension between Israel and the Obama administration. In a joint appearance with Trump in Bethlehem, Abbas said the Palestinians wanted a peace agreement based on the two-state solution: a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza S... [Full Article...]

Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes Rouhani won hands down as the better candidate to fix the economy and begin a cautious rehabilitation of reformists. "First of all, they intend to strike a blow to the axis of resistance (read Iran's coalition) in the region", he said in remarks aired by IRIB TV . [Full Article...]

Merkel says G7 debate on climate was "very unsatisfying"

He left some allies, already nervous about Russia's saber-rattling and Trump's public affection for Russian President Vladimir Putin, further flummoxed when he ended his remarks without making an explicit statement of support for Article 5, the common defense clause that underpins the 68-year-old military alliance. [Full Article...]

Dhola-Sadiya bridge a brainchild of Congress, says Tarun Gogoi

Dhola-Sadiya bridge a brainchild of Congress, says Tarun Gogoi The bridge will bring upper Assam closer to eastern Arunachal Pradesh and is estimated to reduce travel time by four hours. Prime minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the country's longest river bridge - the Dhola- Sadiya Bridge - in Assam. [Full Article...]

Alabama executes 75year-old Death Row inmate

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Arthur is an egregious example of how a convicted murderer can manipulate the legal system "to avoid justice". Arthur was convicted and sentenced to death for Wicker's murder after three separate trials - his convictions were overturned twice. An Alabama inmate is asking the U.S. [Full Article...]


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