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UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours’ demands ‘seriously’

AFP , Friday 23 June 2017     The United Arab Emirates on Friday advised Qatar to take the demands of neighbouring states seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would turn into a “divorce” with Doha. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also accused Qatar of leaking a document containing the demands by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, ...

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Daesh blows up Mosul mosque where it declared so-called ‘caliphate’

Friday June 23, 2017 MOSUL — Daesh militants blew up on Wednesday the Grand Al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said. It was from this medieval mosque that the militants’ leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled “caliphate’” spanning parts of Syria and Iraq three years ago. “The Daesh terror gangs committed another ...

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Some London fire survivors to be housed in luxury complex

Thursday | June 22, 2017 Kensington Row, the luxury housing complex which will house some of the London fire survivors, is 2.4km south of Grenfell Tower, the site of the June 14 fire which killed at least 79 people.PHOTO: REUTERS   LONDON • After nearly a week of being shuttled among community centres, hotels and vacant properties, weary survivors of ...

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Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

By FOSTER KLUG, ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea — Jun 20, 2017 North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud country well used to stoking tensions to get concessions it would otherwise not receive from ...

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Egypt’s FM heads to Uganda for Nile Basin summit

Ahram Online | Ayat Al Tawy , Sunday 18 Jun 2017 Sameh Shoukry will discuss Nile water issues with ministers ahead of a presidential meeting later this year Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (File photo: Reuters)   Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is to fly to Entebbe, Uganda, on Monday for ministerial meetings involving the Nile Basin countries, the ministry ...

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At least two dead after attack at Mali tourist resort near Bamako

The Guardian | Agencies in Bamako | Sunday 18 June 2017 Malian government says ‘situation is under control’ at Le Campement resort east of capital after reports of gunshots and rising smoke   Flames rise following an attack where gunmen stormed Le Campement Kangaba resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the Malian capital Bamako. Photograph: Reuters Tv/Reuters   At least ...

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South Africa buries 200-year-old ‘spirit’ of Dawid Stuurman

Saturday, June 17 2017   People carry the coffin as activists, community members, relatives and government officials attend the burial ceremony of Khoisan traditional leader and freedom fighter David Stuurman on Friday in Hankey, South Africa. AFP PHOTO   By Agencies South Africa buried the ‘spirit’ of one of its first rebel leaders Friday, 200 years after his death in ...

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