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Israelis rally for Palestinian state – 50th anniversary of occupation

TEL AVIV, May 28, (Agencies): Thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Banners bearing the slogan “Two states, One Hope” featured in the demonstration organised by supporters of a Palestinian state, including …

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54 dead, some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 4 days

About 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya over the previous four days but at least 54 others died, Libyan and Italian officials said Saturday. On Saturday, the Tunisian army also rescued 126 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa hoping to reach Italian shores, officials said. They were aboard a …

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BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

British Airways (BA) said “many” of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but travelers still faced cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said the airline was running a “near-full operation” at London’s Gatwick Airport and planned …

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Amir condoles Coptic deaths – Egypt hits bases in Libya

CAIRO, May 27, (Agencies): Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians. On Friday, Egyptian fighter jets struck eastern Libya just …

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Militia clashes in Tripoli kill 52 – Group seizes jail holding ex-Gaddafi officials

TRIPOLI, May 27, (AFP): Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government said Saturday that 52 of its fighters were killed as they repelled rival militias in fierce clashes in the capital Tripoli. Apart from sporadic gunfire in southern Tripoli, calm returned to the city on Saturday, the first day of the …

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UK closes on bomber’s network – Terror threat level lowered to ‘severe’

LONDON, May 27, (RTRS): Britain lowered its security threat level to “severe” on Saturday following significant activity by police investigating the suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May said. Earlier, police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people …

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G7 split as Trump goes own way – US declines to confirm Paris deal

TAORMINA, May 27, (AFP): President Donald Trump said Saturday that he would make a decision next week on whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions. The dramatic announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up in deadlock …

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Philippines steps up bombing – Duterte under fire over sickening rape joke

MARAWI, Philippines, May 27, (AFP): Philippine security forces on Saturday intensified a bombing campaign on homes and other buildings in a southern city where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, and warned there may be collateral damage. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the southern third …

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Britain says arrests significant – UK anger over probe leak in US

MANCHESTER, England, May 25, (Agencies): Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over US leaks about the investigation to the media. Greater Manchester Police …

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Riyadh launches moderation center to encounter terrorism

Innovative techniques developed RIYADH, May 25, (KUNA): The Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology (GCCEI) is the fruit of an international cooperation in encountering radicalism and terrorism. Riyadh-based GCCEI was inaugurated on the sidelines of the Arab-Islamic-US Summit held last Sunday, during the visit of US President Donald Trump. The …

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