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Saudi Arabia, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Qatar and received Emir Al-Thani in 2016 and has also forged very close strategic partnerships with the UAE and Saudi Arabia , which are crucial to his outreach in the region. Credit rating agency Moody's is concerned about the impact of the dispute between Qatar and the GCC states on the country's credit outlook, as trade and capital flows are interrupted, ... [Full Article...]

London attack suspects named by United Kingdom police

London attack suspects named by United Kingdom police Inquiries are continuing to confirm the identity of the third attacker. The jihadist was wearing his Arsenal away shirt when he and two other terrorists went on the rampage at London Bridge leaving seven dead and nearly 50 injured. "Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else", police said in a release. [Full Article...]

Arab League chief regrets split between Arab states and Qatar

Qatar is home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the forward headquarters of the US military's Central Command. Crude output in the United States, which is not participating in the supply cuts, has jumped more than 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.34 million bpd, close to levels of top producers Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

London attack: Corbyn calls on May to resign over police cuts

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called on British Prime Minister, Theresa May , to resign over the cuts to policing she made when Home Secretary. Asked again if he wanted May to quit, Corbyn replied: "We've got an election on Thursday and that's perhaps the best opportunity to deal with it". [Full Article...]

Oil prices jump amid Qatar diplomatic rift

Oil prices jump amid Qatar diplomatic rift A senior Iranian official said on Monday the decision by some Gulf Arab states and Egypt to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar would not help end the crisis in the Middle East. Villaluna, however, said they will be waiting for guidance from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) should the situation change. "The Qatari Government will take all necessary measures to ensure this and to thwart att... [Full Article...]

Trump calls for American resolve against 'vile enemy'

Twitter user BatemanLDN said: "It woke me up along with the whole street". @SkyNews New raids happening in Dagenham. At least 12 people were arrested Sunday, including five men and seven women ranging in age from 19 to 60. Most of the London Underground stations reopened Monday in the neighborhood where the attack took place, allowing life to resume after more than 24 hours of lockdown. [Full Article...]

FIFA issues response after nations cut ties with Qatar

FIFA issues response after nations cut ties with Qatar The other four countries had, at the time, responded by blocking all Qatari-based media, including Al-Jazeera. Not surprisingly, it was the only prominent news outlet in the Gulf that reported Qatar's side of the story. Yemen's internationally backed government, which no longer holds its capital and large portions of the country, also cut relations with Qatar, as did the Maldives . [Full Article...]

ISIS Claims Responsiblity for London Terrorist Attack

At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!" Another 36 men and women are now in hospital, 21 of whom are in a critical condition, according to emergency services. I thought if I throw bottles or chairs they can come after me. Instead they "started kicking them, punching them and took out knives. They want democracy halted", Corby... [Full Article...]

Postponing UK election akin to 'letting the terrorists win'

The prime minister is anxious enough to have allowed Defense Secretary Michael Fallon to give an interview ruling out tax rises for higher earners, a promise that was left out of the election manifesto . But she has been accused of seeking to take advantage of her party's 20-point poll lead over the opposition Labour party - which has now dwindled to the low single figures. [Full Article...]

ISIS claims responsibility for London attacks

Khan spoke those words in a television interview Sunday in the context of reassuring Londoners about an increased police presence they might see. It was not the first time Trump has been accused of using a terror attack to make a political point, and with Londoners still in shock Sunday, the president's tweets drew angry responses on both sides of the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

Syrian army advances against Islamic State in Aleppo province: state media, monitor

Syrian army advances against Islamic State in Aleppo province: state media, monitor The capture of Maskaneh will bring Russian-backed government forces to the border of Raqqa province, much of which is held by US -backed groups that are also fighting IS. The United States has so far ruled out cooperating with the Russian-backed government in the fight against IS in Syria, where the group has been forced into retreat by the separate campaigns being waged against it. [Full Article...]

UAE and Saudi halt Qatar flights as Gulf crisis escalates

UAE and Saudi halt Qatar flights as Gulf crisis escalates The Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad says it is suspending flights to Qatar amid a growing diplomatic rift. Diplomatic relations between Maldives and Qatar began in 1984. Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, issued a statement of support for diplomatic assistance to the nations, saying it is important the countries "remain unified." Qatar denies funding extremist groups. [Full Article...]

Saudi-Qatar tussle: major airlines suspend services to Qatar

Saudi-Qatar tussle: major airlines suspend services to Qatar According to the press agency, GACA has said that all airlines and non-registered aircraft in Qatar wishing to cross the kingdom's airspace from Qatar have to contact the authority within one week to determine the necessary procedures for continued operation across Saudi airspace. [Full Article...]

Martin O'Neill: 'Cyrus Christie can fill in for Seamus Coleman'

Uruguay were hit by the early withdrawal of star striker Edinson Cavani during their worldwide friendly against Republic of Ireland in Dublin. A Republic side featuring far more of the men who are likely to start against Austria than the one which had succumbed tamely to the Mexicans in the USA last week fought their way past a Uruguay team without the services of star man Luis Suarez by ... [Full Article...]

Iran calls on Gulf Arab neighbours to resolve dispute through dialogue

Iran calls on Gulf Arab neighbours to resolve dispute through dialogue Egypt and Yemen have also suspended diplomatic relations. Ankara wants a peaceful solution to the diplomatic rift between five Arab states and Qatar, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday. Qatar had assigned warplanes to the coalition conducting air strikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels. "The UAE measures are taken as well based on Qatari authorities' hosting of terrorist eleme... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Sings 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' to Tearful Manchester Crowd

An emotional highlight came when Grande joined the Parrs Wood High School Choir for a version of her song, "My Everything", which had audience members, performers and many of those watching the live stream in tears. "I love you so, so much", Ariana told the crowd. "And this is so attractive, you guys made that decision, you looked fear right in the face and you said "no we are Manchester a... [Full Article...]

Security Measures Boosted in Manila Following Deadly Attack on Casino Complex

Security Measures Boosted in Manila Following Deadly Attack on Casino Complex We are just alert. Police had later said the attacker was not thought to be a terrorist, despite continuing trouble with Islamic extremists in the country's south, but instead a deranged robber. Maricel Navarro, a manager at the resort, said her partner of seven years, Hazel Yongco, was among the dead. He said the woman was not moving after she fell, but he didn't know what happened to her. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande charity concert raises $17m

A tearful Grande told the crowd: ' " Manchester , I love you with all my heart'". "I love you guys so much". "I was paying homage and showing love to London and Manchester ...#UKlove #whereIStheLOVE truly?" Ariana Grande took the stage in Manchester last night in order to headline a benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester terror attack . [Full Article...]

Some Palestinian ex-prisoners in Gaza say their salaries withheld

So we launched a "Buy a Tank for Egypt " campaign, arguing, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, that Egypt clearly had a greater need for more tanks than the victorious Israelis. The Israeli Embassy in Washington declined to comment on the report or on Yaakov's role, the NYT said . These problems raise the question: Had Israeli leaders in 1967 foreseen the current problems, what might they have done... [Full Article...]

Election day ahead: Campaigning resumes after London terror attack pause

Asked if he backed calls for May's resignation, Corbyn said: " Indeed I would ". On May's watch as home secretary, the number of police officers in England and Wales declined by about 15 percent. "During that time we have also foiled another five plots so, yes, of course I think it is appropriate for us all to look at the amount of resource that the police have, both counter-terrorism police but... [Full Article...]


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