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UK police arrests two more suspects linked to Manchester Arena attack

  • 27 May 2017 - 14:05
UK police arrests two more suspects linked to Manchester Arena attack

British police said they arrested two more people during raids Saturday in connection with the suicide bombing at a Manchester concert, with a "large part" of the network behind the attack now being held, Agence-France Presse reported. The two men, aged 20 and 22, were arrested in north...

US-led coalition airstrike kills 16 civilians in Raqqa suburbs, Syria

  • 25 May 2017 - 13:38
US-led coalition airstrike kills 16 civilians in Raqqa suburbs, Syria

At least 16 civilians were killed in a US-led coalition strike in the western countryside of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State extremist group in northern Syria, a monitoring group said. The strike took place on Tuesday night on the village of al-Barouda, located 15 kilometres...

British security stops sharing intelligence on Manchester attack with US over leaks

  • 25 May 2017 - 12:50
British security stops sharing intelligence on Manchester attack with US over leaks

British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, the BBC reported on Thursday, because of fears that leaks to the U.S. media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large, Reuters has reported. The row came as police...

Pope meets Trump, asks him to be peacemaker

  • 24 May 2017 - 13:17
Pope meets Trump, asks him to be peacemaker

Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message, Reuters reported. Under clear blue skies, Trump, who exchanged sharp words with the pope during the U.S....

Qatari Emir: US – Qatar relations tense, Iran is Islamic power

  • 24 May 2017 - 12:02
Qatari Emir: US – Qatar relations tense, Iran is Islamic power

Qatar’s Foreign Minister said early Wednesday that he did not make any statement regarding withdrawal or eviction of five Arab ambassadors from Doha, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported. His statement comes following earlier reports, attributed to the official Qatar News Agency, which said...

US-led coalition airstrikes caused deadliest month, killing 225 in April

  • 24 May 2017 - 11:45
US-led coalition airstrikes caused deadliest month, killing 225 in April

US-led air strikes on Syria killed a total of 225 civilians over the past month, a monitor said on Tuesday, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the civilian dead between April 23 and May 23 included 44 children and 36 women. The...

Syria’s Homs and Damascus suburb hit by blasts, four dead

  • 23 May 2017 - 22:44
Syria’s Homs and Damascus suburb hit by blasts, four dead

A car bomb blast in Syria's Homs city has killed at least four people and wounded 16, according to a monitoring group, which also reported a separate explosion in a suburb of the capital, Damascus, Al-Jazeera reported. The blast in Homs took place on Tuesday morning in al-Zahra neighbourhood, a...

South Korea fires at suspected North Korean drone

  • 23 May 2017 - 19:58
South Korea fires at suspected North Korean drone

South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China, Reuters reported. The identity of the object remained unclear, the military said, but...

BREAKING: Manchester suicide bomber was Salman Abedi, 23. A British man of Libyan origin

  • 23 May 2017 - 17:51
BREAKING: Manchester suicide bomber was Salman Abedi, 23. A British man of Libyan origin

Manchester suicide bomber was Salman Abedi, 23. A British man of Libyan origin. - US officials. (More to come on this...

IS claims responsibility for Manchester Arena attack

  • 23 May 2017 - 15:10
IS claims responsibility for Manchester Arena attack

IS has claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack, hailing the bomber as a "soldier of the caliphate", reported The Independent. The terrorist group released statements in several languages through its central media body praising the atrocity, claiming more than 100 "crusaders" were...