Tuesday , October 24 2017

International

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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Work for peace, Pope tells Trump – Smiles replace spats

VATICAN CITY, May 24, (AFP): Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world as the two leaders swapped sparring for smiles in their first face-to-face meeting, at the Vatican on Wednesday. Trump’s audience with the 80-yearold pontiff, a keenly-anticipated highlight of his …

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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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Parents go online to search their children after ‘attack’

MANCHESTER, England, May 23, (Agencies): Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in the search for their loved ones on Tuesday after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at a British concert by US singer Ariana Grande. “STILL MISSING: Saffie Rose Roussos, …

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South Korea fires shots at North Korea after object crosses border

South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday after an unidentified object fl ew south from rival North Korea, Seoul’s military said. Local media said it may have been a North Korean military drone. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the military broadcast a warning to North …

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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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Common cause against Iran: Trump

U.S. PRESIDENT IN FIRST DIRECT RIYADH-TO-TEL AVIV FLIGHT JERUSALEM, May 22, (Agencies): President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a “common cause” with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran. Arriving directly …

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