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Egyptians in Qatar fear being swept up in Gulf crisis


Qatar Airways , one of the region's major long-haul carriers, suspended flights to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain until further notice . 1 enemy and a threat to regional stability. "This crisis has the potential to undermine Qatar's food security interests given that the emirate relies on fellow GCC states for importing food, of which Qatar produces virtually none of its own", he said by email. Read More »

Special Olympics Torch Run makes its way through Decatur


Delta police officers are joining other law enforcement agencies this week in carrying the torch in support of BC Special Olympics. "It is wonderful to see so many law enforcement agencies come together to support Special Olympics BC", said Rick Lucy, Torch Run provincial director and retired Abbotsford Police Department deputy chief. Read More »

White House Defends Trump Criticisms of London Mayor


U.S. President Donald Trump accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday of making a "pathetic excuse" over one of his comments in the wake of the attack that killed seven people in London . Khan was asked if he thought Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom should be called off. His comments caused outrage among British officials. Read More »

Qatar crisis exposes a long Gulf family fight — AP Analysis

Qatar gas wealth enabled it to develop foreign policies that came to irritate its neighbors. But there are two key issues which have angered them. The spiraling situation has plunged the Gulf region, now struggling with a civil war in Yemen and inflamed antagonism between Iran and Saudi Arabia, into further instability. Read More »

Officer attacked with hammer by Notre Dame in Paris


According to Reuters, local television station BFM TV indicated an officer had shot a man who tried to attack him. The attacker was then "neutralised" by police, he added. Witnesses described a dramatic police operation in the tourist-filled area. Journalist David Metreau, who said his office overlooks the square that fronts Notre Dame, tweeted that there were two blasts that sounded like shots. Read More »

North Korea threatens to turn the American continent into ashes


The Treasury Department has slapped additional sanctions on the financial, coal mining and military interests of North Korea by targeting companies that aid it in obtaining weapons of mass destruction and its continued violations of United Nations Security Council resolutions. Read More »

Canada FM says Canada must do more as US leadership wanes


Freeland's speech is to be followed Wednesday with announcement of a new defence policy review. Freeland expressly dismissed Trump-like, " Canada First" isolationism, instead advocating the collective goal of "a better, safer, more just, more prosperous, sustainable world" based on territorial integrity, human rights, democracy, respect for the rule of law and free trade. Read More »

Police shot, injured attacker near Notre Dame


Paris police say an unidentified assailant has attacked a police officer near the Notre Dame Cathedral , and the officer. Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. People have been asked to stay away. The authorities have pointed to a string of attacks since January 2015 that have claimed the lives of over 230 people as justification for boosting the powers of the police. Read More »

Youth killed in clash with security forces in Kashmir


They said that after the clashes intensified and it became hard for forces to carry on searches they allegedly opened fire on protesters injuring one Aadil Ahmad Magray son of Farooq Ahamd Magray. They added that many more protesters were injured during ongoing clashes. Massive reinforcements have been sent to the area to maintain law and order. Read More »

Failed Class 12 students continue protest in Bihar


We do not believe in casting a veil on the shortcomings", said Kumar in an apparent reference to criticism by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on the issue. He seemed to have a hard time explaining what is sur , taal and matra, considered the basics of music. The saffron party said that the Chief Minister can not refute his responsibilities. Read More »

Egypt: IS claims responsibility of attack on Coptic Christians


The Egyptian Cabinet says 13 victims wounded in the attack remain hospitalized. The bloodshed came on the eve of the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. President Donald Trump said Friday that the "merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls". The militants killed killed a group of 21 Christians in a bomb attack on a church in Cairo in December 2016 . Read More »

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150


Officials in the western city believe explosives were hidden in a motorcycle left in a parking area outside the Jama Masjid, a large mosque dating from the 12th century, known for its intricate blue tiles. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the country since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, which was triggered by the U.S. invasion is search of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden. Read More »

Trump's tweets on London terror attack strike a combative tone


Mr Khan's team said he had " more important things to do than respond to Mr Trump", who had "deliberately" taken his remarks "out of context". Trump received criticism after lashing out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan just hours after the London Bridge terror attack on Saturday. Read More »

Source says Comey told boss about Trump worries

White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined during a White House press briefing Tuesday to say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions. An administration official told CNN that Trump's frustration with Sessions dates back to March 2, when Sessions suddenly recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation amid pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Read More »

Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest


A Georgia woman charged with leaking US government secrets to a reporter shared sometimes scathing opinions on President Donald Trump before her arrest. Intelligence officials have confirmed to USA media that Winner's case was linked to The Intercept . According to the affidavit , after searching her work computer, NSA and FBI investigators discovered victor had emailed The Intercept from a personal account and asked for a podcast transcript. Read More »

Gunman kills himself after Philippine casino robbery

The attack at the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex lasted more than six hours before the unidentified gunman was found dead in a hotel room from an apparent suicide. "Given the volatile security situation in Marawi the killing of 36 people in the casino is worrying", said Abdul Basit, Associate Research Fellow at the S. Read More »

Shuster Statement on President's Announcement on FAA and Air Traffic Control Reform

While officials are busy making sure everything runs smoothly, they are also going to monitor President Donald Trump's push to privatize air traffic control . Much of Trump's plan seems to be taken from Rep. Schuster's AIRR Act , introduced a year ago as an update of the FAA Reauthorization Act. In an attempt to gain support for the plan , which fell short in Congress past year, the White House said the corporation's board should be insulated from industry stakeholder groups. Read More »

Syrian forces advance on IS 'capital' Raqqa

SDF officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The advance took place in Al Mashlab, a district in southeastern Raqqa after a night of heavy air strikes. Over 30 people were killed on Monday by USA -led airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa, pro-government al-Watan online newspaper reported. "We declare today the beginning of the great battle to liberate the city of Raqqa, the alleged capital of terrorism and terrorists", Sillo told a news conference held in northern Syria. Read More »

Mom spends $25k on cars, camels for son's exotic-themed prom sendoff


Instead of sending her son on the trip. she made a decision to bring a taste of Dubai to her North Philadelphia neighborhood. Shuler spent $25,000 on the camel , which appeared in photos along with the sand. Oh, in addition to the camel-yes you read right-Johnny had THREE different outfits for the special occasion. Her health troubles continued when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer which she underwent surgery for in 2015. Read More »

Kabul Bombing a Reminder of Civilian Suffering in Afghanistan

At least 11 Afghan guards working for the United States embassy were among those killed and 11 American citizens working as contractors in Kabul were among the wounded, U.S. "I don't think that more USA or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers can solve the security problems in Afghanistan", he said. Danish said the blast was so heavy more than 30 vehicles were either destroyed or damaged. Read More »

Putin, Macron meet amid strained French-Russian ties


Afterwards, Mr Macron told French media the exchange was "not innocent" and he had wanted to "show he would not make small concessions, not even symbolic ones, but also not overdo things". As you can see in the above BBC video, Macron continued to hold his own in the handshake department at the beginning of a frosty, two-hour meeting. Read More »

SNP can stop Tory majority as polls narrow says Sturgeon

People who voted Yes in the 2014 independence referendum were more likely to believe the Scottish Government was prioritising public services, with 53 per cent saying independence was Ms Sturgeon's defining mission compared to 73 per cent of No voters. Read More »