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Trump UK state visit to go ahead despite criticism of London mayor


The bombing killed 22 people who were at the arena for an Ariana Grande concert. Over 130 Muslim religious leaders have refused to say funeral prayers for the terrorists who took part Saturday's London Bridge attack , a decision that was seen as "unprecedented" because the ritual is usually performed on the deceased no matter his past actions. Read More »

3rd suspect identified in London attack


The Metropolitan Police released all those arrested on Sunday in connection with the London terror attack, the police said in a statement late Monday. The sister of 32-year-old James McMullan, from Hackney, east London , said he was believed to be among those who died, after his bank card was found on a body at the scene. Read More »

Understandable to ask how London Bridge attacker slipped the net


It is not yet known how the two men named knew each other. Mr Rowley said: "While formal identification is yet to take place, detectives believe they know the identity of the attackers". In an appearance on NBC's "Today Show", Conway said people should pay attention to what the president is doing, saying people in England had tried to inform authorities about the terrorists before the attacks happened. Read More »

Australia stands by Afghanistan after attack

The White House on Wednesday condemned the suicide bomb attack that took place in Kabul , Afghanistan, killing at least 90 people and injuring hundreds more, including USA citizens. Angry citizens demanded answers from the government over the perceived intelligence failure leading to the attack, which underscores spiralling insecurity in the country. Read More »

Donald Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement


London Mayor Sadiq Khan suggested that President Trump's state visit to Britain, scheduled for later this year, should be cancelled in an interview Monday. "But the fact is we need to make sure the police have the resources and support they need, and as the mayor, my job is to make our city safe and I'll do my best as the mayor to be an advocate and champion for our police to get the tools they need". Read More »

White House: Trump Won't Assert Executive Privilege to Prevent Comey's Testimony

Although White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it's "well-established" that Trump has power to invoke executive privilege, he won't exercise it. "I think you'll see her take a larger role in the month of June", said Short, "to draw attention to this dilemma". He prosecuted businesswoman Martha Stewart and mobster John Gambino, and handled the investigation and indictments of the suspects in the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Alleged London attacker was a known radical Islamist

Police raided two addresses in east London on Sunday, in the wake of the van and knife rampage in which seven people were killed and 48 injured. The father-of-two, who reportedly appeared on Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door, was also reported to the anti-terror hotline in 2015 for showing signs of "extremism or radicalisation", Mr Rowley said. Read More »

Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine


Palestinians are prepared to accept Israeli major settlement blocs built in East Jerusalem and the West Bank but demand territorial compensation. However, Israel's intransigence and its total disrespect and contempt for worldwide law, including humanitarian and human rights law have continuously derailed these efforts. Read More »

France says wants dialogue to end row between Arab states, Qatar


Qatar's leader, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, spoke by telephone overnight with his counterpart in Kuwait and, in order to allow Kuwait to mediate, made a decision to put off a planned speech to the nation, the foreign minister said. Trump sealed the arms deals with Saudi Arabia on May 20, during a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe. The four countries cut off ties with Qatar accusing the peninsular Arab country of supporting terrorism that is destabilising the ... Read More »

Egyptians in Qatar fear being swept up in Gulf crisis


Saudi Arabia, which Trump visited earlier this month, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have broken ties with Qatar. Qatar Air declined to comment, beyond saying that it has suspended Saudi services. Oil prices also fell on concern that the rift would undermine efforts by OPEC to tighten production. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in an interview with Al Jazeera that Kuwait was instrumental in resolving a similar crisis three years ago with other members of ... Read More »

Trump's United Kingdom trip should be canceled, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan


Trump has made combatting jihadists a central plank of his politics, using deliberately inflammatory rhetoric and attacking the "political correctness" of those advocating a nuanced approach. As many in the news media have noted, Trump began by retweeting a Drudge Report alert before the attacks had been confirmed, a disturbing window into what a president in crisis does to inform himself. Read More »

Philippines Issues Extremists in Marawi an Ultimatum — Surrender or Die

Philippine forces pressed their offensive to drive out milit. "We are asking your help to please give what your enemies are asking for", Soganub said in the video. Sporadic gunfire erupted throughout the day as helicopters flew over the city, a witness told CNN . Ano said the gunmen were prepared to fight due to their Ramadan attack plot. Read More »

Pelosi: Trump's decision on Paris accord 'doesn't have factual basis'

He vowed during the election campaign to "cancel" the Paris agreement within 100 days of becoming president on January 20 in order to bolster United States oil and coal giant, which bankrolled his campaign. Political talk show hosts confronted Pruitt about his assertion that the deal, which 156 nations signed in order to curb emissions that fuel climate change, would be damaging to the American economy. Read More »

London Bridge attacker was carrying ID card issued in Ireland


Two of the men shot dead by police following the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday are seen in this undated combination image. The Irish police force is "providing every assistance to our colleagues in the London Metropolitan Police in relation to the terror attack in London", it told AFP in a statement. Read More »

Courage and self-sacrifice of those who took a stand against London terrorists


Larner most probably saved numerous lives as a result of his actions, and via the Evening Standard , has lifted the lid on his brush with the terrorists. The attackers reportedly chanted the word "Islam" repeatedly as well as the mantra "This is for Allah" as they charged into the busy pub. A spokesman for the club said: " Millwall Football Club wishes to commend Roy Larner for his enormous bravery in incredibly terrifying circumstances, and indeed all other members of the public whose ... Read More »

Trump moves to privatise U.S. air traffic control

He said the current air traffic control system "antiquated" and asserted that his proposed changes would lead to cheaper, safer travel. That technology would allow air traffic controllers in Syracuse to remotely guide planes coming in for a landing at a small airport such as the one in Ogdensburg. Read More »

Mideast countries cut ties with Qatar

The chief worry among them is the Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni Islamist political group outlawed by both Saudi Arabia and the UAE as it challenges the nations' hereditary rule. The population of Indians living and working in Qatar is estimated to be over 6,50,000, which is nearly twice the number of native Qataris in the country, the report said. Read More »

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in major row

Air travel across the Gulf region and beyond faces major disruption following the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to sever ties with Qatar, accusing the tiny oil rich state of supporting terrorism. The row between Gulf states is a fresh challenge for the region's airlines at a time when US President Donald Trump is trying to restrict the travel of passengers to the US from some Muslim-majority countries. Read More »

Mizoram observes World No Tobacco Day


The member States of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 is observed every year on May 31. The WHO is also warning countries, including those in the Caribbean of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste. Read More »

Donald Trump criticises mayor Sadiq Khan again over London terror attacks


In " The Jihadis Next Door ", Butt can be seen praying in a London park. London's police chief has said the attackers have been identified, but the names have not been officially released. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, called on May to resign over the issue, saying earlier that "you can not protect the public on the cheap", and promising to recruit another 10,000 police officers if he is elected into power. Read More »

Eyewitness to Jakarta bombings tells of terror

Six other officers and five civilians were wounded. A hospital official speaking on Metro TV said two policemen and a civilian were being treated, and all three were conscious. It's not clear who carried out the attack but Indonesian police spokesman senior commissioner Martinus Sitompul said authorities suspect ISIS involvement, according to CNN-affiliate CNN Indonesia. Read More »

London Bridge attack: 2 of 3 killers identified


Khuram Shazad Butt, a 27-year-old Pakistani-born British citizen, was known to the police and the MI5, British authorities said in the statement , adding that "there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly". Read More »

Oil prices fall below $50 a barrel on concerns over Qatar

Bans on Qatar-linked oil and LNG vessels refueling at the UAE's port of Fujairah have added to chaos, pushing shippers to find new refueling points at extra cost, industry sources said . "There's been disruptions in the region before, such as during the Gulf War", he said. With oil production of about 620,000 barrels per day (bpd), Qatar's crude output ranks as one of the smallest among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), but tension within the cartel could weaken ... Read More »

Cardiff braces for New Zealand-England thriller, writes Shane Bond

Victory for England on Tuesday would see them into the semi-finals of a 50-over tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide teams. The hosts will also have to deal with the absence of fast bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes, who was ruled out of the tournament with an injury after bowling just two overs against Bangladesh . Read More »

North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program


But it differs from the USA and its allies on how to rein in the North's rapidly escalating nuclear and ballistic missile programme. North Korea's nuclear ambitions are threatening to Russia, a Russian official said Sunday. He also said he thinks China ultimately will see it as a liability rather than an asset. China's claims in the South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year, are contested by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. Read More »

British authorities identify third London Bridge attacker

Canadian citizen Christine Archibald , 30, died in her fiance's arms after being struck by the attackers' speeding van on London Bridge . 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. Read More »

2 men charged in 36 deaths at Oakland artists' warehouse


They could face up to 39 years in prison if convicted of all the counts. PHOTOS: A look inside the Oakland Ghost Ship collective warehouse " They looked like they were ready for a fight, I mean they were armored up, tacked out, there were assault weapons", neighbor Ron McMilin said. Read More »

British police name two London attackers


Almost 50 others were injured. The second attacker was named as 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, who police said claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, and also went by the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth. A parliamentary election takes place on Thursday and May's spokeswoman said the government was working closely with police on security for the vote. She lived this belief working in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fiancé. Read More »

Special PIA flights for Qatar to bring back stranded pilgrims

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani also told Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera that his nation rejected those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs". The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf since the 1991 USA -led war against Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, which is home to some 10,000 American troops and a major US military base. Read More »

Travel ban must for USA security: Trump following London terror attacks


It was Trump's decision, too, to issue the revised order. The lawyer for the challengers in the Ninth Circuit pointed to Trump " s tweets as evidence that the ban is discriminatory. "He cares that we call it national security and that we take steps to protect the people of this country". The message contradicts what White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said just hours earlier to defend Trump after his early Monday morning tweets about the travel ban. Read More »