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Oil nears the best levels of the day as Qatar drama continues

Oil nears the best levels of the day as Qatar drama continues Oil prices have slipped below $50 a barrel amid growing concerns of the impact tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar will have on OPEC's output cuts initiative. U.S. crude output has jumped more than 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.34 million bpd, industry figures show. Crude inventories rose by 3. 3 million barrels in the week ended June 2, compared with expectations for an decrease ... [Full Article...]

Indian farmers step up strike after six die in firing

Indian farmers step up strike after six die in firing In wake of the violent protests by farmers in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, the state government has launched a new debt relief scheme to pacify agitating farmers. "Rahulji is expected to visit Mandsaur tomorrow", Congress MLA Jaivardhan Singh told PTI today. Curfew has been imposed in Pipalya Mandi police station area of Mandsaur district where the incident took place, while pr... [Full Article...]

London attack: Third attacker identified, according to Italian newspaper

London attack: Third attacker identified, according to Italian newspaper While he was not a person of MI5 interest, he had been stopped by Italian police past year on his way to Turkey and said he was going to be a terrorist, The Guardian is reporting . In particular, there are questions over whether investigators had the resources to look into complaints such as those leveled by Butt's neighbors about his attempts to radicalize children and whether crucial opportun... [Full Article...]

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

President Donald Trump drew widespread criticism for a tweet in which he slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the recent terror attack that left seven people dead and dozens more injured. But the Prime Minister repeatedly refused to say she was wrong to make the cuts while she was Home Secretary and insisted counter-terrorism budgets had been protected. [Full Article...]

Egyptians in Qatar fear being swept up in Gulf crisis

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press on Wednesday in a rare interview that Trump was "very frank". He added: "I hope that this is a signal also to Qatar that the period of duplicity, of doing something publicly and doing something else privately, are over". [Full Article...]

Qatar Says Saudi-Led Move To Bar Citizens Breach Of Rights

Qatar Says Saudi-Led Move To Bar Citizens Breach Of Rights Qatar hosts one of the largest USA military bases in the region. An outspoken Emirati ruling family member, the writer and political analyst Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, even raised the prospect Wednesday of Qatar's leadership changing. Qatari nationals will not be allowed to board flights to Dubai or Abu Dhabi because the United Arab Emirates has banned them from passing through its airports a... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert Raises Millions

The singer, who organized the One Love Manchester concert, appeared alongside acts including Coldplay , Justin Bieber , Katy Perry , Pharrell Williams , Take That , Robbie Williams and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher , himself from Manchester. [Full Article...]

Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row, then urges 'unity'

Separately, beIn Sports, a subsidiary satellite network of Al-Jazeera, went offline in the United Arab Emirates , which was also among those to cut relations with Qatar. Several countries cut travel and embassy links with Qatar on Monday. That's despite accusations that Saudi Arabia, too, finances terrorism . Trump spoke to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud over the phone on Tuesday, Efe new... [Full Article...]

James Comey's Prepared Testimony Says President Trump Demanded Loyalty

James Comey's Prepared Testimony Says President Trump Demanded Loyalty Still, Trump supporters say they are willing to step in to help the White House deflect any accusations from Comey. Trump fired Comey on May 9, later calling him a "showboat" and "grandstander" in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt. [Full Article...]

Qataris banned from boarding flights to UAE: Etihad

In the deepest split between Arab states for decades, Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar on Monday and closed their airspace to commercial flights, saying it was funding militant groups. [Full Article...]

Hizbul terrorist displaying weapons at Sabzar's funeral surrenders

Hizbul terrorist displaying weapons at Sabzar's funeral surrenders During interrogation, Ahmed confessed that he was in touch with terrorists in south Kashmir through social media and that he chose to walk down the same road on their instigation. He also informed the security officials that he was tasked by Hizbul Mujahideen commanders to activate some local youths in north Kashmir and make the region as terrorist-infested as the three districts of south Kashmir. [Full Article...]

U.S. 'on the wrong side of history' on climate: French UN envoy

U.S. 'on the wrong side of history' on climate: French UN envoy Forty-six percent in the Reuters/Ipsos survey released Tuesday "strongly agree" the USA should take "aggressive action" on climate change, while 26 percent "somewhat agree". President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord last week. Beyond economic concerns, the Post-ABC poll finds 55 percent saying Trump's decision will hurt US leadership in the world, while 18 percent thi... [Full Article...]

Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead The identity and the motivation of the assailant was still unclear, Tasnim said . A witness told Reuters that security forces had massed inside and outside parliament, and that the incident was now over. ISIS has been claiming it has conducted several terrorist attacks that have taken place over the past few months. Soon after the parliament attack, a suicide bomber and other assailants tar... [Full Article...]

Qatar open to talks to resolve crisis: Foreign Minister

And now the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf since the 1991 US -led war with Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, home to some 10,000 American troops and a major USA military base. Qatar is also a major regional diplomatic player and worldwide investor and is set to host the World Cup, football's biggest tournament, in 2022. He also sought to cast the anti-Qatar action led by th... [Full Article...]

UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

She could not say whether Trump was aware of the preparation to sever ties during his visit to Saudi Arabia. The emir of Kuwait is mediating in the dispute and the president of Turkey has also offered to help, saying isolation and sanctions will not resolve the crisis. [Full Article...]

North Korea 'poses a threat to us all': Mattis

The new asset and travel freeze by this resolution target senior officials and its core military apparatus that are directly responsible for the regime's illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs, South Korea ambassador to the UN, Cho Tae-Yul, told the council on Friday. [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson tells China to 'step up' on North Korea

Rex Tillerson tells China to 'step up' on North Korea Still, the US government must be "walking and chewing gum at the same time" to sustain cooperation with Beijing on North Korea , said Carl Thayer, Southeast Asia-specialized emeritus professor of politics at The University of New South Wales in Australia. [Full Article...]

Trump vows 'this bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end'

In January of this year, Khan insisted Trump's state visit to Britain be canceled after the US President attempted to impose a travel ban on Muslim nations - a policy that he labeled "cruel and shameful". Roughly 10 minutes later, Trump mentioned Khan in a tweet. The mayor has been at meetings of the Government's emergency Cobra committee and "we've been working with him to ensure the respons... [Full Article...]

UK police reveal names of London attackers, say one investigated before

The paper said Zaghba was born in Fez in Morocco and had seasonal work in a London restaurant. A British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the investigation confirmed the details of the Italian report, and said the man had not been considered a "person of interest", meaning they had no reason to think he was violent or planning... [Full Article...]

Third Terrorist Named In London Attacks

Third Terrorist Named In London Attacks Breaking down in tears, Nasir Dar said he felt like the victims were his family, British media reports said. "This has destroyed our family's pride". It now appears that at least two of the three assailants were known to British intelligence services, putting Prime Minister Theresa May and top law enforcement officials under pressure to explain what - if anything - could have been done to stop t... [Full Article...]


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