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UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action


The Ocean Conference coincides with World Oceans Day ( June 8) and is billed by the organisers as the "game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity". "Every second breathe you take comes from ocean-produced oxygen". Given the multiplicity of inter-connected vulnerabilities and risks that SIDS face, the Ocean Conference has the task of delivering a thoroughly integrated vision, not only to achieve the significant ambition of SDG ... Read More »

American Universities With Qatar Campuses Monitor Diplomatic Chaos

US stocks finished lower Monday in a session marked by low trading volume, as investors reacted to a diplomatic row in the Middle East ahead of an active week in the markets . Qatar and the countries that have broken relations with it have "a fundamental clashing [of] opinions of how to operate or with whom you should operate". Read More »

Another Attack Hits Britain Days Before Election

Eleven people were being held after police raids in Barking on Sunday. On Monday, British police identified that man, Khuram Shazad Butt , a 27-year-old Pakistan-born Briton, as one of the assailants, saying he was known to authorities, though they had no evidence he was planning an attack. Read More »

Hong Kong marks 28 years since bloody Tiananmen crackdown


During the 28 years since the massacre , many members of the Tiananmen Mothers as well as participants who had been imprisoned - including Yu Zhijian , who served 12 years in prison for throwing ink onto Mao Zedong's portrait at in Tiananmen Square - have passed away without seeing justice . Read More »

Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain

The airline said passengers holding a confirmed Qatar Airways ticket to any of the four countries between June 5 and July 6 are permitted to rebook their flights up to 30 days after their current departure date. "(Qatar) embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS (Islamic State) and al-Qaeda", Saudi state news agency SPA said. Read More »

Trump renews Twitter attack on London's mayor

London will never be broken by terrorism. Khan, who belongs to the opposition Labour Party and is the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a major Western European city, is popular in London and his response to Saturday's killings has been widely praised as dignified. Read More »

What you need to know about the diplomatic stoush with Qatar

Anadolu news agency quoted Kalin, as saying, "The members of the GCC, with whom Turkey is in a strategic business alliance should solve their problems through negotiation, dialogue, and communication". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the move was rooted in longstanding differences and urged the parties to resolve them. Egypt and Saudi Arabia closed their airspace and sea traffic to Qatar - a decision that targets Qatar Airways, one of the region's busiest carriers. Read More »

Three officers killed in Jakarta bus terminal bombing


He added that two police officers had been injured in the blasts. The bomber had used low-grade explosives in the homemade bomb, which like most improvised explosive devices (IEDs), contained ball-bearings and screws, and was trying to attack the policemen as they reported for their shift. Read More »

Stocks stumble, oil creeps up as markets ponder fallout of Mideast tension

The diplomatic bust-up threatens the worldwide prestige of Qatar, which is set to host the 2022 soccer World Cup. Gulf analyst David Roberts , an assistant professor at King's College London and the author of Qatar: Securing the Global Ambitions of a City-State, says whether or not the alleged comments that led to the current rift are true, "These comments attributed to Emir Tamim effectively voiced all the policies and issues that everyone thought Qatar was doing anyway". Read More »

Stats show increase in fatal workplace shootings

The gunman in Monday's fatal shooting spree at an Orlando, Florida , business targeted his victims and had a "negative relationship" with at least one of them, according to law enforcement. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says she wants to express her sympathy and sorrow to the family members and friends of the victims. He'd been fired in April and was having a really tough time with it, said his neighbor, Sam Anderson. Read More »

British Prime Minister Says Police Have Identified 3 Attackers

In March, five people died after a man drove a van into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge and stabbed a policeman. The Islamic State militant group, which is losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an offensive backed by a USA -led coalition, claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack , though it is unclear whether the attackers had links to the group.London police chief Cressida Dick said that, while some of the recent attacks in Britain had worldwide dimensions, they ... Read More »

UK opposition leader urges PM to quit over police cuts

Armed police reacted swiftly, killing the attackers within eight minutes with 50 shots. "We have also provided funding for an increase in the number of armed police officers since 2015". The row over policing erupted as campaigning for the election resumed after being suspended for a day out of respect for the victims. After a suicide bomber killed 22 people in Manchester on May 22, British police and politicians were furious when USA media, citing intelligence sources, named the ... Read More »

Third London Bridge attacker named

Police said Zaghba was not a "subject of interest" to police or the intelligence services. The first attacker was named on Monday as Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a British citizen born in Pakistan who had been known to British authorities. The paper said Zaghba was born in Fez in Morocco and had seasonal work in a London restaurant. Both men lived in the same area of east London. Isis claimed responsibility for the massacre, as well as the Manchester bombing and Westminster attack, saying it ... Read More »

Sudan urges 'reconciliation' to end Gulf row with Qatar


The dispute between Qatar and the Arab countries escalated after a recent hack of Qatar's state-run news agency . Airlines from numerous affected countries, including Bahrain's Gulf Air, Etihad Airways and Emirates, say they plan to cancel flights to and from the Qatari capital Doha starting from Tuesday morning. Read More »

Saudi and allies cut Qatar ties in diplomatic crisis


Still, the Pentagon really likes having that huge military base in Qatar, and was eager to reiterate today how much they like Qatar and their " enduring commitment " to having a huge American base on their soil, saying that base will be fine amid this diplomatic row. Read More »

Kuwait trying to mediate and solve diplomatic rift, says Qatar minister

The emails, sent by an anonymous source to multiple news agencies, also allege that U.A.E. has been pushing for anti-Qatar criticism in the USA and had called for a smear campaign against the tiny Gulf nation. Qatar said it had been the victim of a "shameful cybercrime". Saudi Arabia and at least four other Arab nations are cutting all ties with Qatar, citing concerns over terrorism and regional stability and igniting debate over the rift's impacts among key US allies in the Middle East. Read More »

Nadal into French Open quarter-finals after Bautista Agut win

Raonic kept the world No21 on court to contest 382 points and the Spaniard said later: "It was really tough". "Probably I didn't play as well as I did the other day, but I still played well". Mladenovic took the opener 6-1. And nothing would electrify Paris more than a French victory - they are flying high after Kristina "Kiki" Mladenovic ousted Muguruza. Read More »

Attackers of Egyptian Christians trained in Libya


No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State terror group has previously attacked Egypt's Coptic Christians . Coptic Christians , who make up about 10 per cent of Egypt's population of 92 million, have been the subject of a series of deadly attacks in recent months. Read More »

Trump renews criticism of London Mayor Khan over attack

No reason to be alarmed", was the full statement. Trump's son, Donald Trump , Jr., resurfaces that September tweet after an attack at Westminster. Dan Rather explained how Trump's tweets weren't the only self-inflicted black eye for America. Read More »

Donald Trump says he's calling it a 'TRAVEL BAN!'


The president has renewed his push for the travel ban in the wake of the vehicle and knife attack in London that left seven people dead and dozens injured. "His lawyers tried to justify it by saying it wasn't a travel ban, that it was just extreme vetting", Cardin told CNN. Zapotosky provided no further explanation as to how "travel ban" conveyed religious bias against Muslims. Read More »

Dhinakaran meets Sasikala in jail


Emerging from the meeting of ministers, Mr. Jayakumar referred to Mr. Dhinakaran's remarks upon returning from the Tihar jail that he would resume party work and said the latter should stand by his earlier decision to "step aside" from the affairs of the AIADMK (Amma). Read More »