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Palestinian girl dies a day after stabbing Israeli soldier

The Palestinian girl, identified by official Palestinian news agency Wafa as Nouf Infiaat, 16, from the occupied West Bank town of Yaabad, had stabbed a soldier with a knife at the entrance to Mevo Dotan, an illegal Jewish settlement southwest of Jenin. Read More »

London terror attacks: Police raid two more addresses in east London

Police said they had seized a huge amount of forensic material in two early morning raids in east London Monday, as part of their efforts to determine if the three men who carried out Saturday's attack were part of a wider network. All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity", said Pharrel Williams, who performed alongside Miley Cyrus. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility . Read More »

Iran calls on Gulf Arab neighbours to resolve dispute through dialogue

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Qatar denounced the move as based on lies about it supporting militants. In recent weeks, articles in the USA press have accused Qatar of such funding, prompting Doha to complain it was the target of a hostile media campaign . The UAE said in a statement it was cutting off all ties with Qatar. The diplomatic broadside threatens the global prestige of Qatar, which hosts a large US military base and is set to host the 2022 World Cup . Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn calls for Theresa May to resign

But Ms May defended her record in office and accused Mr Corbyn of failing to support measures to tackle terrorism. UK PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has said that all three of the attackers have been identified and their identities will be released later on. Read More »

Saudi-led alliance cuts ties with Qatar

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The country has only around 270,000 citizens, but is the world's biggest producer of liquefied natural gas, sharing a vast underwater field with Iran . There could be long-term economic consequences for Qatar, which would affect the millions of migrant workers and expatriates living there. Air, land, sea and even diplomatic ties are broken. Read More »

Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties - trade sources

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Trump also singled out Iran for creating instability in the region. Qatar says its national news agency has been hacked by unknown parties who have posted "false" statements attributed to the emir, in which he speaks favourably of Iran , Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Lebanese shiite militia Hezbollah. Read More »

US recognises India as major defence partner: Mattis

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It also said the country "will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces" and vowed to continue to carry out ballistic missile launches "until the moment when the US and its followers are brought to reason about the root cause and a solution to the nuclear issue". Read More »

N.Korea rejects S.Korea group's offer for anti-malaria help

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Speaking at an global security conference in Singapore, Mattis said the Trump administration is encouraged by China's renewed commitment to working with the US and others to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons. "Like it or not, we're part of the world", he said. China has expressed "firm opposition" to remarks made by US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis during a regional defence summit over the weekend, after he criticised Beijing's "militarisation" of the South China Sea . Read More »

IS claims responsibility for London attack

In a series of tweets, Trump poured scorn on Khan's attempt to reassure the public after three assailants smashed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then attacked revelers with knives. "But it is time to say, 'Enough is enough, '" she declared. "If they did this, could have been prevented and lives could have been saved", she said. Seven people were killed in London Bridge and Borough Market attacks on Saturday night. Read More »

ISIS attack Egyptian bus killing 29 Coptic Christians

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The latest attack comes as Egypt remains under a three-month state of emergency following twin attacks on Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that killed dozens of people. Attacks on Christian homes, businesses and churches subsequently surged, especially in the country's south, traditionally Egypt's Christian heartland. Read More »

Netanyahu Woos West African Leaders at Liberia Summit

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is attending the 51st Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Monrovia , Liberia , on June 4, 2017. Netanyahu hopes that improved ties with African countries will translate into favorable voting patterns towards Israel at global forums. The Moroccan King has reportedly visited 11 countries in West Africa in the last few years during which several agreements have ... Read More »

Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia

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The two ministers said they had "full compatibility of views". The Arab coalition has said it has suspended Qatar's troops participation in an ongoing war in Yemen . The diplomatic broadside threatens the worldwide prestige of Qatar, which hosts a large US military base and is set to host the 2022 World Cup. Central Command officials and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

Egypt's central bank did not order to halt Qatari riyal transactions: statement

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This situation is a repeat of 2014, when several Gulf countries recalled their Ambassadors from Doha over its support for Muslim Brotherhood . Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (Osama Faisal/AP)How does Qatar support Islamist groups? A Saudi official cited by SPA said the country made a decision to "sever diplomatic and consular ties with Qatar, and to close all land, sea and aviation ports". Read More »

French Open to witness new queen

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Spanish tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza had to leave a post-match press conference in tears after a French Open defeat in which the crowd was slammed as "pathetic". The second-seeded Pliskova hit 34 winners as she raced to a 7-5, 6-1 victory in 70 minutes. There was, like, few points that she played well at the end of the match, and kind of that was it'. Read More »

Qatar flights halted as Gulf crisis escalates

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Oil prices rose more than 1 per cent in the aftermath of the announcements, but the real implications of the fractured ties between the GCC countries could be felt on gas supplies. Irudayarajan, senior faculty at the Centre for Development Studies who heads the migration unit, said if these countries ask their nationals in Qatar to return to their countries, the immediate gain would be for South Asia. Read More »

Net widens in search for accomplices in London Bridge attack

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Dozens of people were injured, many of them critically, in the attack that started on the London Bridge, when three attackers swerved the vehicle into pedestrians then, armed with knives, rampaged through Borough Market, slashing and stabbing anyone they could find. Read More »

Cyclone Mora slams Bangladesh, killing at least six

A cyclone tore through parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, destroying the homes of thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled the violence in Myanmar over the last several years. A total of seven townships in the north and centre of the state have so far reported storm damage. The air traffic also faced delays and flight operations across the Cox's Bazar and Chittagong's Shah Amanat International Airport are expected to remain suspended until at least 2 pm (local time) today. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Egypt And Other Arab Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar

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Oil rose on Monday after top crude exporter Saudi Arabia and other Arab states cut ties with Qatar, driving up prices on concerns over increased tension in the Middle East . Key materials, including concrete and steel come in by ship but also by land from neighbouring Saudi. Yemen's internationally recognised government also announced it was cutting ties with Qatar and a Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said it had expelled Doha from the group. Read More »

US hikes 'combat power' in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia

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US -led coalition forces in Syria are reinforcing their garrison near the crucial Al-Tanf border crossing amid a buildup of pro-government troops nearby, a USA military official said Thursday. Western-backed Syrian rebels said Wednesday that Russian jets attacked them as they tried to advance against Iran-backed militias. However, analysts suspect the militias' primary goal is to establish a land corridor to link Iran with Damascus and its Shia proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon. Read More »