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US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar

US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit to Doha by two American warships on Thursday showed the vital military links Washington maintains with a country now in a dispute with several other Arab nations.
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development.
EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges

EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

The European Union rang in the end of cross-border roaming charges for mobile phone users in the 28-nation bloc on Thursday, hailing it as "one of (its) greatest and most tangible successes".
Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal

Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal Wed, 14 Jun, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced further delays in forming her new government on Wednesday after her would-be allies said their agreement would be put back following a deadly tower block blaze in London.
US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban Tue, 13 Jun, 2017

A US appeals court has upheld a decision to block President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations -- the latest in a string of stinging judicial blows for the Republican billionaire.
Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Qatar moved Sunday to avoid an escalation of its feud with Gulf neighbours by telling their citizens they are welcome to stay, while boasting of "business as usual" for vital gas exports.
Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison

Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

An armed group in Libya said on Facebook Saturday it has freed Seif al-Islam, the son of dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi who has been in custody since November 2011.
Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

US President Donald Trump punched back Friday against James Comey, accusing the ousted FBI director of lying about their private conversations -- and saying he is "100 percent" willing to testify under oath.
Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

Kuwait tried to mediate a resumption of diplomatic and commercial ties between Qatar and several of its Arab neighbors Tuesday, while U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to back those isolating the energy-rich nation over allegations it supports terror groups and Iran.

British govt, London mayor clash over UK invite to Trump

British govt, London mayor clash over UK invite to Trump Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

The British government on Tuesday stood by an invitation for US President Donald Trump to make a state visit to the UK as London Mayor Sadiq Khan -- under attack from the White House -- said the offer should be scrapped.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, UAE sever ties with Qatar over 'terrorism'

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, UAE sever ties with Qatar over 'terrorism' Mon, 05 Jun, 2017

Gulf states on Monday cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring Qatar and kicked it out of a military coalition, less than a month after US President Donald Trump visited the region to cement ties with powerhouse Saudi Arabia.
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact Fri, 02 Jun, 2017

 China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save "Mother Earth" in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to take the world's largest carbon polluter out of the Paris climate change pact.

Truck bomb kills at least 90, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

Truck bomb kills at least 90, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital Wed, 31 May, 2017

A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the government's ability to protect its citizens nearly 16 years into a war with insurgents.
British Airways says computer outage causing global delays

British Airways says computer outage causing global delays Sat, 27 May, 2017

Air travelers faced delays Saturday because of a worldwide computer systems failure at British Airways, the airline said.

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Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development. EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

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