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Gulf crisis threatens air travel in region, beyond

DUBAI, June 5, (RTRS): Air travel across the Gulf region and beyond faces major disruption following the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to sever ties with Qatar, accusing the tiny oil rich state of supporting terrorism. Saudi Arabia on Monday banned Qatari airlines …

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Police identify 2 London attackers

LONDON June 5, (AP): British police named two of the three men who left a trail of bloodshed with a van and knife attack in central London and appealed for the public’s help Monday to learn more about their movements in the days leading up to the deadly rampage that …

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Australian police kill hostage-taker, possible terror link probed

Australian police Monday shot dead a man who had taken a woman hostage in a Melbourne apartment and said they were investigating whether the incident was terror-related. Police responding to reports of an explosion at the apartment block in the suburb of Brighton had earlier found the body of another …

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Germany to pull out of Turkish base – Lawmakers denied entry to Incirlik

ANKARA, June 5, (RTRS): Germany will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in southern Turkey because of Turkish government restrictions on German lawmakers seeking to visit troops there, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday. Gabriel was speaking after a meeting in Ankara with …

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Terror hits heart of London … 7 slain, 12 arrested

AMIR EXPRESSES SORROW OVER ATTACK IN LONDON LONDON, June 4, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Sunday for a stronger response to Islamist extremism after three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby, killing seven people and injuring 48. London’s Metropolitan Police …

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Outrage, solidarity over cowardly attacks

PARIS, June 4, (AFP): British and world leaders condemned the London attack Sunday, reacting with both outrage and solidarity, as Pope Francis urged believers in St Peter’s square to pray for the victims. Britain London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was “a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners …

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Baby born to couple with chromosomal abnormality – First in Gulf region

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 4: A Middle- Eastern couple with chromosomal abnormality and parental consanguinity is the first in the region to be blessed with an absolutely healthy baby. Born in June 2016 to 34-year-old Aliya and 37-year-old Mehdi, who were treated at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the baby …

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125,000 Palestinians work in Israel – Israel keeps tight grip on economy

SALFIT, West Bank, June 4, (Agencies): Fuad Maraita wakes up at 3:30 am His hometown of Salfit in the Israeli-occupied West Bank lies in darkness. He drinks coffee, slings a bag with his lunch over his shoulder, gets on a minibus and starts the grueling journey to his job laying …

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‘Attacker gambling addict, not terrorist’

MANILA: An armed man who killed 37 people when he set fire to a casino in the Philippine capital was a father-of-three from Manila motivated by heavy gambling debts and not terrorism, authorities said Sunday. The identification of the attacker as Jessie Javier Carlos, a Catholic, proves that claims of …

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Kuwait wins Security Council seat – Amir congratulates FM

NEW YORK, June 3: Kuwait was elected on Friday to serve as non-permanent member on the Security Council for a two-year term beginning in January 2018. In one round of voting the United Nations General Assembly gathered in its main hall and elected Kuwait, Cote D’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, the Netherlands, …

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