International

Britain hunts terror cell – Troops deploy

MANCHESTER, May 24, (Agencies): Britain raced Wednesday to track down a jihadist network suspected to have orchestrated the Manchester concert bombing, as soldiers fanned out to guard key sites under a maximum terror alert. Investigators were trying to piece together the last movements of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, a Manchester- …

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Qatar hack, fake news ‘spark’ rift

DUBAI, May 24, (RTRS): Qatar said hackers posted fake remarks by its Amir criticising US foreign policy on Wednesday in an incident which renewed tensions with fellow wealthy Gulf Arab nations just days after President Donald Trump met with regional leaders. Gulf Arab countries including oil giant Saudi Arabia permitted …

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Duterte threatens nationwide martial law

Local police chief beheaded, priest among hostages MANILA, May 24, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism, after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through a southern city. Duterte declared martial law on …

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Taleban leader captured; 2 Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 24, (Agencies): Pakistan has arrested a Taleban militant leader authorities describe as the “mastermind” behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday. Militant and separatist violence has long riven Baluchistan, which has rich reserves of natural …

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AMIR OFFERS CONDOLENCES OVER MANCHESTER ATTACK

‘Sickening cowardice’ claims 22 lives – Blood, horror as bomber strikes young concert crowd MANCHESTER, England, May 23, (Agencies): British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether …

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Attack prompts security rethinks worldwide

Nations on alert after Manchester tragedy TOKYO/SINGAPORE, May 23, (RTRS): Countries from the United States to Japan and Singapore are considering tightening security ahead of major theatre and sports events following a suicide bomb attack in Britain that killed at least 22 people. Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency …

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First Robocop joins Dubai police force

Ready to engage with millions DUBAI, May 23: Dubai Police has welcomed a new member on to its force. He doesn’t need a visa, medical insurance or hours of training, and he is ready to engage with Dubais residents and millions of tourists across the city’s streets. The worlds first …

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