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Gulf crisis is latest strain on Qatar's 2022 World Cup

Until its ejection yesterday, Qatar was a reluctant member of the Islamic Military Alliance, the worldwide coalition Riyadh formed ostensibly to fight terrorism, but which more and more openly has assumed the shape of a Sunni Arab alliance for waging war on predominantly Shia Iran . [Full Article...]

Terror attack becomes focus of British campaign

British police have released the rest of those detained after the London Bridge attack without charge. - Like Butt, Redouane lived in the east London are of Barking, police said . " London stands in defiance", said Khan. Here is what we know about the attack, which came 12 days after a suicide bombing in Manchester and just days ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong marks 28 years since bloody Tiananmen crackdown

Hong Kong marks 28 years since bloody Tiananmen crackdown Its president, Tsai Ing-wen, said in a statement Sunday that the actions of the Chinese students and citizens in 1989 had "inspired a generation". "The U.S. side ignored objective facts, made groundless accusations of the Chinese government year after year, and interfered in China's internal affairs", Xinhua said, citing the ministry. [Full Article...]

Sudan urges 'reconciliation' to end Gulf row with Qatar

Its last flight from Bahrain to Doha , GF530, will depart at 8:55pm and its final flight from Doha to Bahrain, GF531, will depart at 10:40pm local time on Monday. Speaking to reporters in Australia , U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he did not expect the development to "have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified - the unified fight against terrorism". [Full Article...]

London Bridge attackers named

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan , has invited Londoners and visitors to the capital to join him at Potters Fields Park at 6.00pm this evening to remember the seven people who died and show sympathy for their loved ones, support for the injured and gratitude to the police and emergency workers who went to their aid. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out again at London mayor

The war of words was the latest episode in a long simmering feud between Mr. Trump and Khan, a Muslim who was elected as London's mayor in May 2016. This was in reference to Khan's statement that there was no cause for alarm. "Your perverse, disgusting ideology has nothing to do with the true values of Islam". "Our city is filled with great sorrow and anger tonight but also great resolve", he ... [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain

The authorities of eastern Libya, Yemen, as well as the Maldives subsequently also announced the severance of relations with Qatar. The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf since the 1991 USA -led war against Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, which is home to some 10,000 American troops and a major US military base. [Full Article...]

Qatar chaotic as Arab powers cut ties, citing its support for terrorists

No less significantly, the sudden clash between Qatar and Saudi Arabia points to the explosive geopolitical tensions that run through the region and which are ever more enmeshed with the conflicts between the major imperialist and great powers. [Full Article...]

California, China sign agreement on climate, cleantech

California, China sign agreement on climate, cleantech The government of California and China's Ministry of Science and Technology would work together on developing and commercializing know-how on carbon capture and storage, clean energy, as well as advanced information technology that could help cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Tuesday statement. [Full Article...]

Corbyn calls for May to resign as PM over police cuts

It has not worked out like that. One of those calling on May to resign was Steve Hilton who worked as an advisor to David Cameron, the Conservative prime minister who quit the day after Britain voted in last June's referendum to leave the European Union. [Full Article...]

Legal Experts to Trump on Travel Ban: Put Down the Twitter

Legal Experts to Trump on Travel Ban: Put Down the Twitter Sanders said that Trump doesn't care about what it's called and criticized the need to be politically correct. The second order removed Iraq from the list of banned countries. "Its kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii v Trump acting as our co-counsel", Katyal tweeted. In another tweet sent today, Trump stated that the second order is a watered down version of the first one, implying it was ... [Full Article...]

5 killed in Jakarta bombing

5 killed in Jakarta bombing Police said an anti-terror squad subsequently raided two houses believed to be owned by the perpetrators in neighbouring provinces of Banten and West Java. At least four people, including officers, were badly injured, Indonesian National Police Deputy Chief Cmdr. "Terrorist groups continue to plan attacks and have the capacity and intent to carry out these attacks at anytime and anywhere in the ... [Full Article...]

Orlando shooter was a disgruntled former employee who 'targeted' victims

The shooter, who was sacked from Fiamma Inc .in April, had a "negative relationship" with at least one of the workers who he shot, according to Demings. "I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence", he added. The story has been edited to correct Jacobs to Orange County mayor, not Orlando mayor, and the spelling of the sheriff's surname to Demings, n... [Full Article...]

Qatar split raises problems for U.S. with Iran, ISIS

Egypt has led the way in faulting Qatar for giving a safe haven to leading figures of the Muslim Brotherhood . Monday's co-ordinated move created a dramatic rift among the Arab nations, many of which are in OPEC . This is a first since 2014, when Gulf countries recalled their ambassadors from Doha , ostensibly over its support for the Muslim Brotherhood. "The ball is now in Qatar's court.th... [Full Article...]

London attack: Third London Bridge attacker named

Metropolitan Police confirmed Zaghba, from east London, was the third terrorist. Check back for updates. Prime Minister Theresa May came under pressure from the media and the opposition Labour Party on Monday over cuts to police funding during the years when she was interior minister. [Full Article...]

New search underway near home of London Bridge attackers

Trump lashed out at Khan on Sunday morning for trying to calm the citizens of London the morning after a deadly attack. "Why is the President picking a fight with the mayor of London right after his city was hit with a terrorist attack?" But London Mayor Sadiq Khan , describing himself as 'a proud and patriotic British Muslim, ' slapped down those who invoked Islam to justify acts of ... [Full Article...]

Flights to Qatar as usual: SriLankan

Flights to Qatar as usual: SriLankan They claim it is backing the opposition to the royal family in Bahrain, the anti-Saudi Houthi rebels in Yemen, and the opposition to Saudi rule in the country's largely-Shia Al-Qatif region. "We don't want to see some kind of permanent rift and I suspect we won't", the official said. Saudi Arabia and its closest Gulf State allies are also closing their borders to Qataris and ordering all Qatar... [Full Article...]

Gulf rift: The Iran factor

Gulf rift: The Iran factor Qatar Airways did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how they plan to overcome this challenge. The crisis will also be a setback for the Kerala diaspora in Qatar that has been growing noticeably in the wake of the booming construction sector as part of the build-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022. [Full Article...]

'Operation Extra Olives', Drugs Sold Out Of Papa John's: Deputies

'Operation Extra Olives', Drugs Sold Out Of Papa John's: Deputies Employees would step out to the parking lot to hand over the drugs, police said. Papa Johns pizza employees in Washington state were busted for selling cocaine, according to the King County Sheriff's Office. "Operation got named because every time they'd order pizza, they'd say, 'Give it extra olives, '" West explained. CNN reports an investigation into the Papa John's location started in Dece... [Full Article...]

Ties cut with Qatar over extremism support

A commercial banker in fellow GCC state Kuwait, which did not sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, said on Tuesday that business with Qatari institutions was continuing as normal. The group denies any connection with terrorism and says it seeks political change by peaceful means. USA officials in multiple agencies stressed their desire to promote a reconciliation between the Saudi-led group and Q... [Full Article...]


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