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United Kingdom 'irritated' by Manchester attack details leaked to US

After his father and brother were arrested in Tripoli, investigators continue to probe Abedi's links to Isis in the United Kingdom and in Libya, where his parents were born and where he had spent some time recently. More strain may be put on the UK-US special relationship after extraordinary detail of the Manchester suicide attack was published by US media. Greater Manchester Police were said to be "furious" and said they would stop sharing information with the US. Read More »

Melania Trump smacks away the president's hand at an Israeli airport


But after Mr Trump became the President, the First lady, instead of moving to the White House, has remained in NY, adding to speculation about their relationship. The White House has not responded to CNN's request for comment and context on the moment, but the video clip is already going viral. Walking down the red carpet at Ben Gurion airport with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, President Trump extended his hand to the First Lady, who promptly slapped it away ... Read More »

Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera -state news agency


There were also alleged "tensions" between Qatar and the administration of US President Donald Trump. Now, the state-run news agency has said that its website was hacked and that the statements of the Emir of Qatar are fake. Qatar, however, has been targeted by hackers before. Doha robustly denied that the Emir made such comments. The Emir of Qatar allegedly said at the military graduation ceremony in the North Camp field that Doha acknowledges Iran as an "Islamic power", and Hamas ... Read More »

Who is Palestian President Mahmoud Abbas?


President Donald Trump in the major address of his visit to Israel called for a coalition of nations to fight against extremism and insisted that both Israel and the Palestinians are ready for peace. Netanyahu was only too happy to welcome Trump's utterances against Iran and its nuclear programme which the Israeli leader has said is an existential threat to his country. Read More »

Trump Sparks War Of Words With Iran In Fiery Middle East Speeches


For his part, the new French president congratulated President Rouhani on securing a second term in the Friday's presidential election in Iran. JEDDAH: Iran's statement on Monday accusing the USA of "Iranophobia" came in for a sharp rebuke from experts who described Tehran as a state sponsor of terrorism. Read More »

Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away


The Senate is expected to request a special committee to work out a compromise on the legislation. So Patrick has managed, in the waning days of the session, to tack it on as an amendment to unrelated legislation and, failing that, has threatened to force a special session to get it passed. Read More »

Saudi Cartoonists Show Trump Morphing From Enemy To Partner

The central achievement of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia was almost $110 billion in deals sealed on Saturday in which Riyadh will buy USA arms to help it counter Iran, with options running as high as $350 billion over 10 years. The US president added that people in Iran had "endured hardship and despair under their leaders' reckless pursuit of conflict and terror". Also, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that he hopes the re-election of Rouhani would prompt changes ... Read More »

ICJ didn't order on consular access to Kulbhushan: Aziz

His colleague and Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said the case would be taken to its "logical conclusion in accordance with Pakistan's law and constitution". "We will try for early hearing of this case in the ICJ and will present our stance with full preparation", he said. Responding to questions about the legal team representing Pakistan, Aziz said they had "only five days to prepare for the appearance...the decision to send Khawar Qureshi was a unanimous one". Read More »

Profiles of victims of Manchester Arena bomb

She also refused to elaborate on reports in Arab media that the father of the bomber had links to Islamist rebel groups in Libya. Police have named the bomber as Salman Abedi , 22, who was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan origin. Read More »

British police investigating 'network' after Manchester bombing

Rudd also says it is "irritating" that information about the investigation into the bombing had been leaked by U.S. security sources before the British police were ready to go public with it. Nicki Minaj said she plans to perform in Manchester in 2018. An eight-year-old girl has been confirmed dead after a suspected suicide attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England . Read More »

N. Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

The North's state-controlled KCNA news agency said Sunday's launch of a new intermediate-range solid-fuel rocket, which traveled about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and reached an altitude of 560 kilometers (348 miles), proved progress in North Korea's stated goal of acquiring full nuclear weapons capabilities to strike the US mainland. Read More »

Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city


Duterte cut the trip short and headed back to the Philippines. However, he said the military is still determining the exact number of casualties. President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Tuesday declared a partial state of martial law in the Pacific island nation after two soldiers and a police officer were killed in clashes with terror insurgents. Read More »

We'd exchange cup for victims' lives: Mourinho

And we didn't. we just came to do our job". To note, Armenian footballer Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal as Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europe League final. "I haven't seen the Ajax that I am used to", the coach said. "Especially after what happened [in Manchester] we wanted to win this and we'll bring the trophy back". Read More »

Philippine minister starts damage control after Duterte's China war remark

For his part, Mr. Cayetano told reporters, "There was mutual respect, there was mutual trust". "The context was not threatening each other, that we will go to war. "It's nearly alien to us to hear those words because we were never under Chinese jurisdiction", he said. On a state visit to China a year ago, Duterte announced the Philippines' "separation" from the United States . Read More »

Manchester Bomber Known to US Authorities Before Attack


And, as I said , it continues at apace. Haroun said Abedi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s. The leaks to American media began hours after the bombing, when multiple news outlets reported the suspect's name based on leaks from US officials briefed by their British counterparts. Read More »

Melania Trump finally pictured holding Donald Trump's hand


Israel will also be willing to implement a partial freeze on the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank but this would not include a freeze on the expansion of current settlements or any parts of Jerusalem . Trump's first foreign tour, which has so far taken him to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome and will end this weekend at a G7 summit in Sicily, has been presented by aides as reassuring allies that Washington remains a reliable partner under a head of state who faces a series of ... Read More »

OPEC To Extend Production Cuts For Nine Months

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to extend oil production cuts for nine months to March 2018. Emmanuel Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, says that Nigeria is not opposed to joining OPEC production cuts but that would only happen when the country is back to full production . Read More »

Senate panel OKs new sanctions on Iran; nuclear deal remains

The committee passed it on a day when the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard saying that Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile programme. Read More »

Oil is getting whacked even after OPEC agrees to extend production cuts

At a press conference in Vienna, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said he hopes US shale producers will moderate their growth. "I don't think the cuts are enough for ( Opec ) to reach their goal in a nine month period and this is reflecting that", said James Williams, president of WTRG Economics in London, Arkansas. Read More »