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UAE demands guarantees before mending Qatar ties

Travel disruption is expected as the airport in Doha, Qatar's capital, is a major hub for global flight connections. Kuwait's ruler will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, hoping to heal a damaging rift between Qatar and powerful Arab states over the former' s alleged support of Islamist militants and of political and religious rival Iran. [Full Article...]

London Mayor Calls For Cancellation of Trump State Visit

London Mayor Calls For Cancellation of Trump State Visit Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, were among those shot dead by police following the London Bridge and Borough Market incidents, Reuters reports. Another 48 were injured, 21 of whom are in a critical condition. May blamed "evil" Islamist ideology and vowed to crack down on extremist content online, warning that attackers were "copying one another". [Full Article...]

'We're not going to let Trump divide our communities,' says London mayor

'We're not going to let Trump divide our communities,' says London mayor As details about Butt emerged, however, they prompted questions of whether he could have been stopped sooner. He had appeared in a documentary , " The Jihadis Next Door ", that aired on British television previous year. "You have to have a big heart, a lot of courage, a lot of compassion to put your time and efforts into working in this sector", she said. The victims reportedly included Briti... [Full Article...]

Casualties reported as 2 blasts hit bus terminal in Jakarta

Casualties reported as 2 blasts hit bus terminal in Jakarta The MIT is behind several terror attacks in Indonesia since 2012, including skirmishes with security forces during which police officers and people in Central Sulawesi were killed. "There were two blasts at around 9:00pm (local time), close to each other, there are three victims", Andry Wibowo said. The attack was the deadliest in Jakarta since a suicide and gun strike in January 2016 that l... [Full Article...]

Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres slammed Israel on Monday for what he called its " occupation of the Palestinian territory " on the 50th anniversary of the its defensive 1967 Six Day War. "Ending the occupation and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace", he added. "At the same time , it has also meant 50 years ... [Full Article...]

Trump appears to support isolation of Qatar

Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, urged Qatar's Emir on Monday to calm tensions with allies and refrain from escalating the diplomatic rift among Gulf Arab states, according to the Kuwait News Agency. "... Taking all legal measures in collaboration with friendly countries and global companies with regards to Qataris using the UAE airspace and territorial waters, from and to Q... [Full Article...]

Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

But the umpires delayed their inspection, showing too much caution. Australia's second consecutive wash-out leaves them in a vulnerable position, needing a win against England in their final match to advance to the semi-finals. I feel for him, but that's how the game goes sometimes. If the game had just carried on, perhaps they may have had a different opinion. Pace bowler Mitchell Starc w... [Full Article...]

Qatari Riyal Under Pressure as Saudi, UAE Banks Delay Qatar Deals

Qatari Riyal Under Pressure as Saudi, UAE Banks Delay Qatar Deals The Qatari riyal is not among the nine major currencies on the CBE currency exchange screens, which includes the USA dollar, the Euro, the British pound sterling, the Swiss franc, the Japanese yen, the Chinese yuan, the Kuwaiti dinar, the UAE's dirham, and the Saudi riyal. [Full Article...]

Japan, France welcome U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific

Japan, France welcome U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific Longstanding partners are also mortified that Trump has seemed indifferent to traditional alliances, and have interpreted his pulling out of a trans-Pacific trade deal and the Paris climate accords as signs of broader American disengagement. [Full Article...]

Qatar row: Saudi revokes Qatar Airways' licence

The decision plunged Qatar into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq. Qatar wanted to solve the crisis through dialogue, the Foreign Minister added. Qatar long has denied funding extremists, though Western officials have accused it of allowing or even encouraging funding of Sunni extremists like al-Qaida's branch in Syria, once known as the ... [Full Article...]

Dubai-themed prom party in North Philadelphia goes viral

Dubai-themed prom party in North Philadelphia goes viral Saudia Shuler nearly sent her son Johnny Eden Jr.to the middle-eastern country but settled for splurging for his prom on three tons of sand, exotic cars, custom-made gowns for his dates - yes, he had three dates - and also: a camel. Johnny also took three different dates to the prom in style, renting a Lamborghini, a Range Rover and Rolls Royce. She began saving up money for the event each... [Full Article...]

Police make more arrests after London attack

London police said 27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan and Rachid Redouane had claimed both Libyan and Moroccan nationalities. "Butt was the supposed ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack who was photographed on the ground wearing an Arsenal football shirt with canisters strapped to his body. [Full Article...]

London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

The Labour Party has promised to increase the number of police officers and to strengthen neighborhood security programs to fight terror. There are also inquiries into whether the man had been given paperwork after landing in the Republic to claim asylum or if he had an ID card issued under European Union treaties which allowed him to live in Ireland with his family. [Full Article...]

Two charged in Ghost Ship fire that killed 36

Two charged in Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 Harris was Almena's " creative director ", the local newspaper reports, and is accused of planning the December 2 event and blocking off one of two exits as he prepared for it. Authorities arrested Almena in Lake County, while Harris was apprehended in Los Angeles. Relatives of half the victims who died in the fire have filed wrongful death lawsuits against Chor Nar Siu Ng, the building's owner,... [Full Article...]

Qatar row: Saudi, Egypt to cut Doha links

Soccer's governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association said it remained in regular contact with Qatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be operating special flights to Doha to bring back stranded Pakistani pilgrims in the wake of the ongoing diplomatic rift in the Gulf. [Full Article...]

'Travel ban' case likely hurt after president's Twitter rant

'Travel ban' case likely hurt after president's Twitter rant Mr. Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric against terrorism soon after the London attack. All the three attackers were shot dead by police, even as the authorities have made at least a dozen arrests in east London and were carrying out further raids. [Full Article...]

All 12 arrested after London Bridge attack released without charge

Both Butt and Redouane had been living in Barking, east London , police say. When using the Elkhdar name, Redouane also went by a different date of birth that put him at 25 years old, police said . While the bomb disposal unit was on the scene, police warned students in nearby accommodation to stay well clear of their windows, and to remain indoors where possible. [Full Article...]

Trump sons defend his criticism of London mayor

In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America", Donald Trump Jr. said London's Mayor Sadiq Khan "should do something to fix the problem rather than just sit there and pretend there isn't one". In response, Trump tweeted that was a "pathetic excuse". Trump made no criticism of Manchester's mayor Andy Burnham in the wake of last month's Ariana Grande concert bombing, even though both mayors... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump criticises mayor Sadiq Khan again over London terror attacks

Trump's tweet renews his mischaracterization of Khan's statement to London residents following a vehicle and knife attack that left seven people dead and dozens injured. "To my friends in the United Kingdom: I apologize for this", said Ben Rhodes, a former national security aide to Barack Obama. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the U.K.to cancel U.S. [Full Article...]

Troops guard Brazil's federal buildings amid street clashes

Brazil's top court is investigating Temer for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in passive corruption. Brazil's left is smelling blood just over a year since Temer took over from Workers' Party president Dilma Rousseff after she was impeached for illegally manipulating government accounts. [Full Article...]


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