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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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31 ‘IS-linked’ militants killed: Philippine army

Botched raid led to martial law MARAWI CITY, Philippines, May 25, (Agencies): The Philippines mobilised attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance. Ground troops hid behind walls and armoured …

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Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces on Wednesday as Israeli demonstrators marched through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s capture of the city’s eastern half. Several dozen young Israeli men, some holding Israeli flags, marched toward the Old City’s Damascus …

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Iran builds 3rd underground factory to manufacture ‘ballistic missiles’

TEHRAN, May 25, (Agencies): Iran has built a third underground plant to manufacture ballistic missiles, the head of its Revolutionary Guards aerospace division General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh said on Thursday. The announcement as US President Donald Trump makes a maiden foreign tour in which Saudi and Israeli concerns about Iran have …

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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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