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Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London

Manchester bomber radicalised in Britain in 2015 LONDON, June 8, (Agencies): Anti-Muslim crimes in the British capital have increased fivefold since the London Bridge terror attack, Mayor Sadiq Khan said Wednesday, warning that police would take a “zero-tolerance approach”. “Provisional statistics for 6 June show a 40 percent increase in …

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Blind Malaysian Muslims study Holy Quran using Braille

A small community of blind students in Malaysia is attempting to learn the entire Holy Quran, a formidable task that requires them to read each page of the holy text up to 40 times. It may be the fasting month of Ramadan but the group of eight students in the …

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Plane crashes with over 120 on board – Myanmar retrieves bodies

SAN HLAN, Myanmar, June 8, (AFP): Hundreds of people gathered on a beach in southern Myanmar on Thursday desperately waiting for news of their loved ones as the first bodies arrived from the wreck of a military plane that crashed with more than 120 people on board. Navy ships and …

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His Highness the Amir hold talks with Qatari counterpart

KUWAIT, June 7 (KUNA)His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah held talks with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha on Wednesday. The talks focused on the outcomes of the visits of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia …

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Amir pursues mediation

UAE threatens sympathisers with jail KUWAIT CITY, June 7, (Agencies): HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah continued with commendable efforts to resolve the conflict between Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt with Qatar. The Amir Wednesday held talks with Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed Bin …

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TURKEY APPROVES TROOP DEPLOYMENT TO QATAR

Turkey brought forward troop deployment to Qatar on Wednesday and pledged to provide crucial food and water supplies to the Gulf Arab country facing a worsening rift with its powerful Middle Eastern neighbours. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said isolating Qatar would not resolve any problems. Erdogan, who has long …

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FBI SEES RUSSIANS BEHIND QATAR HACK

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday. FBI experts visited Qatar in late May to analyze an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake …

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Crush militants, says Duterte

MARAWI, Philippines, June 7, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the military to “crush” Islamist militants still occupying parts of a southern city, as photos emerged of bombed buildings and mangled corpses. Duterte described the rampage in Marawi City by the militants, fighting under the Islamic State group …

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Notre Dame ‘attacker’ pledged IS allegiance – New ‘counter-terror’ force

PARIS, June 7, (Agencies): A man who attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video, it emerged Wednesday, four days after an attack claimed by IS in London. The 40-year-old man was shot and wounded …

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GULF HOPES REST ON KUWAITI MEDIATION

‘Conditions laid for Qatar’s return’ – Sheikh Sabah urges restraint … Qatar Amir delays speech KUWAIT CITY, June 6, (Agencies): HH the Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah Tuesday initiated reconciliatory steps to resolve tension within the GCC countries and calm down the strain nerves. To this end, HH …

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