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Turkey calls for dialogue to solve Qatar row

Qatar has provided the most number of jobs for Sri Lankan expatriates after Saudi Arabia in the last two years. Egypt said it was closing off its airspace to Qatar from 04:00 GMT on Tuesday "until further notice". Football's global governing body, FIFA, has said it is in "regular contact" with Qatar, but declined to comment further. "We don't know if there were real reasons behind this cr... [Full Article...]

China detains activist who probed Ivanka Trump shoe factory

Now, executive director Li Qiang says that he lost contact with the men over the weekend, leading him to believe that they're in custody somewhere, held either by the factory of the police. Police are holding Hua Haifeng on suspicion of illegal surveillance, according to his wife Deng Guilian. But China Labor Watch, which has conducted investigations at Chinese factories for 17 years, said this ... [Full Article...]

Sri Lankan charged threatening to blow up Malaysia Airlines flight

According to Australian police, the suspect, who was a "voluntary patient", was released on Wednesday. Passengers on Malaysian Airlines flight MH128 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur said they feared for their lives when the 25-year-old rushed towards the cockpit shouting that he wanted to "blow the plane up". [Full Article...]

Security guard kills Arab-Israeli protester in central Israel

Security guard kills Arab-Israeli protester in central Israel After shooting the young man, the police imposed curfew and abducted dozens of residents, before moving them to detention and interrogation centers. He said hundreds of rioters then burned three police vehicles and hurled rocks while masked men attacked the local police station. [Full Article...]

Family of Portland Stabbing Suspect Jeremy Christian Offers Condolences to Victims

Family of Portland Stabbing Suspect Jeremy Christian Offers Condolences to Victims Another man stabbed while defending the girls watched from the front row at the suspect's hearing. Army veteran Ricky Best, 53, died on the train and 23-year-old Taliesin Namkai-Meche died in hospital a short time later. Christian is charged with aggravated murder and other related counts. CNN reported that a Multnomah County grand jury will consider additional charges and that federal a... [Full Article...]

Manila casino attack: Philippine authorities hunt for clues to identify gunman

Manila casino attack: Philippine authorities hunt for clues to identify gunman Carlos parents have confirmed his identity and have told the authorities that he had earlier sold a family property in Batangas and his vehicle to support his gambling addiction. Carlos was a former financial analyst who obtained massive debts because of his gambling addiction. "He is already addicted, so you are no longer in your right mind when you are addicted". [Full Article...]

London Bridge attack: What we know about the attackers

Khuram Shazad Butt , named Monday as one of the three London attackers , was known to Britain's MI5 intelligence service and even featured in a documentary entitled " The Jihadis Next Door ". British police have admitted that one of the London Bridge attackers was on their radar as a member of an outlawed radical Islamist group, but said an investigation into him had been downgraded as th... [Full Article...]

Two London attackers named as pre-election heat rises

Two London attackers named as pre-election heat rises An official at the Bologna chief prosecutor's office said Zaghba was stopped at the city's airport after arriving on a flight from London 2016. It was thought he was bound for Syria. Raids continued in east London on Tuesday, and detectives arrested a man at an address in Barking. "A small number of the highest priority investigations involve current attack planning, and these investigations com... [Full Article...]

UK police reveal names of London attackers, say one investigated before

UK police reveal names of London attackers, say one investigated before Zaghba was reportedly working in a London restaurant and had not been seen in Italy since 2016. "This is a passing time for us". Butt was once ejected from one of the east London mosques he occasionally prayed in, after reportedly shouting "Only God is in charge" and interrupting the imam. [Full Article...]

CNN fires comedian Kathy Griffin over 'disgusting'

CNN fires comedian Kathy Griffin over 'disgusting' Griffin has been widely criticised for photos which showed her holding a fake "decapitated head" of the U.S. president. Reports published Wednesday said Trump's 11-year-old son, Barron, saw the photos on TV and at first thought they were real. [Full Article...]

WaPo: Senate Intel Committee Asks For Trump Campaign Documents

WaPo: Senate Intel Committee Asks For Trump Campaign Documents Flynn or his businesses in whatever means that we need to". Mr Manafort quit the Trump campaign in August previous year after his close ties to contacts in Ukraine and Russian Federation were made public. Brennan spoke vaguely about contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials, without giving names, saying they "raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the coo... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn and Trump's lawyer ordered to front to Russian Federation probe

The committee said it had approved subpoenas for Cohen and for Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn to appear before them and supply documents. Chairman Devin Nunes issued subpoenas to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the CIA, and the National Security Agency for information about how the names of Trump campaign officials were "unmasked" in classified intelligence reports... [Full Article...]

Third London Bridge attacker named

Third London Bridge attacker named They are particularly keen to hear about places they may have frequented and their movements in the days and hours before the attacks. The 22-year-old, who had been living in east London , was not a subject of interest to either British police or MI5. [Full Article...]

Apple releases Do Not Disturb While Driving for iOS 11

While its features appear very similar to what's available on the Echo or Google Home, Apple said that its distinguishing feature is sound quality. There is also a new and easier way to switch between apps. The stunning, redesigned Retina display in iPad Pro features ProMotion, a new technology that delivers refresh rates of up to 120Hz for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoothe... [Full Article...]

PM says election will go ahead on June 8

PM says election will go ahead on June 8 National campaigning was suspended following the outrage by all major parties apart from Ukip, whose leader Paul Nuttall said stalling the democratic process could lead to more attacks. Mrs May will try to re-focus the campaign her leadership and will say later on Monday that the right leader is vital for a strong economy and successful Brexit at a time when the United Kingdom faces a very serious... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Israel to keep security control over West Bank

If anything, their resolve has grown stronger and new generations more desperate in the absence of any prospects of peace and wellbeing. Soon Israel's power supply to Gaza will be reduced and in certain places within the Gaza Strip , there will only be three hours of electricity. [Full Article...]

Iran calls for resolving Qatar row throw talks

Under that scenario, trade houses with supply commitments to Egypt could turn to the United States, Algeria and Nigeria for replacement cargoes, traders and industry sources said . He said the crisis won't undermine the fight on terrorism. However, analysts say the rift is also driven by the belief that Qatar is too closely aligned with Iran . [Full Article...]

London Bridge attack: Police name 2 of 3 attack suspects

London Bridge attack: Police name 2 of 3 attack suspects During the attack , seven people were killed and dozens more were wounded. May said the vote would take place as scheduled Thursday because "violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process". Police were searching an address in Ilford, also in the east of the city, on Tuesday morning. As part of a year-long undercover documentary that aired last January, he was filmed attendi... [Full Article...]

Qatar leader to address nation as diplomatic freeze begins to bite

FILE - In this Monday, May 8, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, walks with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, at the State Department in Washington. Earlier, PIA CEO Nayyar Hayat in a statement directed that special flights be arranged to Doha to bring back Pakistani pilgrims stranded there. Saudi Arabia meanwhile said it will r... [Full Article...]

Qatar's $1 bln hostage deal enraged Gulf states - FT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the move was rooted in longstanding differences and urged the parties to resolve them. Qatar is home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the United States military's Central Command and some 10,000 American troops. [Full Article...]


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