• Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha
Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha

And since Qatar hosts the al-Udeid base, CENTCOM's forward headquarters that is of critical importance in the anti-ISIL fight, the crisis may disrupt the efficiency of operations in Iraq and Syria. 'Apparently, Qatar is to be isolated more or less completely and hit existentially, ' the German foreign minister said. Qatar was also expelled from the...

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  • As Gulf tensions flare, reports of hacking pour in
As Gulf tensions flare, reports of hacking pour in

In an interview published by Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said conditions posed by the four countries for a resolution of the crisis were "crystal clear". This is a region largely of absolute monarchs - kings or emirs - who have in common a very firm grip on politics at home, to head off any dissent whic...

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  • Saudi and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar
Saudi and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

It is the US Air Force's largest base in the region. Bahrain has been gripped by a government crackdown on dissent for over a year now. The list included the International Union of Muslim Scholars' Egyptian chairman, Yousef al-Qaradawi, and Abdullah bin Khalid, a former interior minister of Qatar.

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  • PM Nawaz meets Russian President Putin in Astana
PM Nawaz meets Russian President Putin in Astana

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif said the SCO gave the members states a platform for shared prosperity and connectivity and to overcome terrorism and extremism, poverty, unemployment, tackle climate change and water security. China is championing ambitious infrastructure projects, including land and sea links touted as a revival of the ancient Silk Road...

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  • Kuwait emir holds talks in UAE over Qatar crisis
Kuwait emir holds talks in UAE over Qatar crisis

Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were among those who joined Saudi Arabia on Monday in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar. Trump's tweet appeared at odds with comments from US officials who had said on Monday that the United States would quietly try to calm the waters between Saudi Arabia and Qatar because Qatar is too important to USA...

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  • Myanmar adds ships, aircraft to search for missing plane
Myanmar adds ships, aircraft to search for missing plane

The Chinese-made Shaanxi Y8 plane was carrying a total of 122 people when it disappeared yesterday afternoon during a routine flight, according to the latest military tally. The plane had lost contact with the radar about 20 miles west of Dawei town, reports quoted a military official as saying. The maximum capacity of the aircraft was 200 people...

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  • Trump stays mum on Comey testimony, while son live-tweets
Trump stays mum on Comey testimony, while son live-tweets

That's an accusation that the House Intelligence Committee , Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey , and other officials all say was made without any factual basis. Should the president's actions be perceived as an obstruction of justice, this could lay the ground for impeachment proceedings, though Mr Comey stopped short of stating that the pre...

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  • Five-alarm fire rages at Ryu's Noodle Bar restaurant on Baldwin St.
Five-alarm fire rages at Ryu's Noodle Bar restaurant on Baldwin St.

Everyone inside Ryus Noodle Bar, located at 33 Baldwin St., got out safely, said Toronto Fire captain Michael Westwood. Crews encountered significant smoke and fire when they arrived. They were in such a rush they didn't pay, she said. Pegg says several neighbouring buildings have been evacuated and the blaze is contained. Dealing with the high...

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  • North Korea missiles a 'direct threat' to Russian Federation
North Korea missiles a 'direct threat' to Russian Federation

The civic group says it was supposed to deliver anti-malaria items to North Korea this week. But it differs from the U.S. and its allies on how to rein in the North's rapidly escalating nuclear and ballistic missile program. "On the South China Sea issue, China puts forward and supports a 'dual-track approach, ' namely peacefully resolving dispu...

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  • President Trump, Saudi Arabia's king discuss fight against terrorist financing
President Trump, Saudi Arabia's king discuss fight against terrorist financing

After the call, White House officials also said, "The president offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary". Regional tensions, already high following the diplomatic dispute, ratcheted up further after militants attacked targets in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 12 peopl...

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  • Hotel owned by London attacker's relative searched in Jhelum
Hotel owned by London attacker's relative searched in Jhelum

British officials declined to comment on why his asylum request was denied. The third man identified as one of the London Bridge terrorists was an Italian-Moroccan who was arrested a year ago on suspicion of trying to reach Syria , Italian sources said on Tuesday.

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  • 9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul
9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul

Condemning the attack, the ACB said, "By killing innocent and destitute people today, the enemies of Afghanistan's peace and stability showed that they are not worthy of friendship and will not change their stance against Afghans". The blast hit when everyone was going to work, and occurred on the first few days of the holy month of Ramadan , whic...

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  • WOW, Comey is a leaker!
WOW, Comey is a leaker!

The leaders of the House Russia investigation, Reps. Trump denied asking Comey for 'loyalty, ' as Comey claimed - although he did so by denying asking Comey to make the pledge under oath - part of the earlier unrelated question. In his short burst Friday, Trump summarized his private attorney Marc Kasowitz's reaction Thursday to Comey's testimony...

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  • London attackers attempted to rent larger truck
London attackers attempted to rent larger truck

One attacker runs up from the side and swings a knife at him, then the other two join in as he tries to run. They weren't able to arrest Zaghba, who was traveling on an Italian passport, as having extremist material on a phone isn't against the law in Italy.

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  • Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback
Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback

Speaking during a visit to Mexico, Mrs Merkel ended her brief period of "polite" restraint from commenting on Mrs May's catastrophic poll. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, described the election result as "yet another own goal" for the UK.

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  • Youssef Zaghba identified as third suspect in London Bridge terror attack
Youssef Zaghba identified as third suspect in London Bridge terror attack

The truck they had wanted to hire was smaller but similar to the one used in last year's Nice attack in which more than 80 people were killed in France . The Red Cross is urging people to "take a ride for London , eat a dish for London and say cheers for London ". Investigators are still trying to establish how the three attackers met, but...

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  • Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed
Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

He was elected Deputy Leader of the party just past year. His colleague Mr Blackford was also one of the Nats MPs who triumphed in the last General Election , winning Ross, Skye and Lochaber from Lib Dem veteran Charles Kennedy. For a party which hasn't won more than a single seat in Scotland at a general election since 1992, this is an absolute...

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  • Theresa May's election gamble appears to backfire
Theresa May's election gamble appears to backfire

May remains in 10 Downing Street with a much diminished power base after her Conservative party fell short of an overall majority in the House of Commons, the lower house of the UK Parliament, as the general election results threw up a hung Parliament yesterday.

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  • Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian
Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian

She said he made a mistake because his Italian was poor, and said "terrorista" instead of "turista" - which means tourist. One attacker runs up from the side and swings a knife at him, then the other two join in as he tries to run. The 25-year-old's family released a statement praising his "immense bravery" during the attack. Relatives in Pakistan,...

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  • President Rips James Comey On Twitter, Calls Him A 'Leaker'
President Rips James Comey On Twitter, Calls Him A 'Leaker'

The benefit of the doubt might normally go to a president, except for Trump's penchant for telling whoppers about everything from the size of his inaugural audience to Mexico sending its criminals to the United States. "WOW, Mr Comey is a leaker!" Trump wrote at 6:10 a.m. He potentially could also probe whether Trump sought to obstruct justice ...

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