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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also broke with tradition by not hosting an Iftar dinner at the State Department during Ramadan , as has happened for the past two decades. President Trump talked at large about Washington's commitment to defeat the "perverted ideology" of the terrorists. In the White House, Trump has attempted to ban travel to the US from several Muslim-majority countries.
  • Iran's Rouhani voices support for Qatar amid

    Iran's Rouhani voices support for Qatar amid "siege"

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    Iran has called the Saudi-led economic siege of Qatar unacceptable and has called for dialogue to solve the diplomatic crisis. In their apparent bid to secure U.S. Bahrain, one of the other countries involved in the spat, is host to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the U.S. Fifth Fleet. The Iranian president also highlighted the significance of unity and integrity in the Muslim world and said Tehran and Doha can undoubtedly cooperate with each other in this field.
  • Key Tory manifesto bills missing from Queen's Speech, with focus on Brexit

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    With Brexit talks now under way, the government has set out the laws needed to leave the European Union - irrespective of the final deal agreed with Brussels. "There's a difference between the status of the Spanish state visit and the visit of President Trump", Johnson said. A Number 10 spokesman said: "An invitation has been extended and accepted".
  • United Nations chief condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

    United Nations chief condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

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    While in Karachi four policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting as they ate dinner at a roadside restaurant in the port city. Senior police officers apparently were the target, with at least seven officers among the dead. The Pakistan Army launched a countrywide intelligence-led military operation against militants. Major General Asif Ghafoor said the attacks had been traced to rebel sanctuaries in Afghanistan.
  • Brussels station attacker was Moroccan, 'known to police'

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    He said the man was from the Molenbeek neighborhood, the home and transit point for numerous suspects linked to attacks in Brussels and in Paris in November 2015. "I saw two policemen coming towards me and telling me in French to "get out, get out and go up the stairs", she told the Daily Record. The attacker planned to carry out a bigger explosion and had a powerful explosive device, but failed to do so, Jambon added.
  • 27 towers evacuated in England after failure in fire alarm tests

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    At celebrations to mark Eid in the nearby Leisure Centre, she told a gathering of dozens of Chalcots residents that she was sorry for the disruption and stress the evacuation had caused. Camden Council said concerns over cladding on the buildings had led to further fire safety issues being identified in the blocks and the evacuation was ordered following consultation with fire officers.
  • Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies at 87

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    The longest-serving chancellor since Bismarck, Kohl, despite his hardliner reputation and huge physique, however, did not foresee the Russians backing off without much resistance, facilitating German reunification. He lost to Helmut Schmidt, of the center-left Social Democratic Party (SDP), but in 1982 led a coalition to oust Schmidt, joining forces with the left-winger's former allies in the centrist Free Democratic Party (FDP).
  • U.S. congressional baseball field shooter acts alone

    U.S. congressional baseball field shooter acts alone

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan said he visited Rep. Steve Scalise on Thursday morning and that "his spirits are up" as he recovers from the gunshot wound he suffered last week. Two Capitol Police officers assigned to protect Rep. Scalise engaged Hodgkinson in a gun duel, according to the #Alexandria Police Department. Hodgkinson maintained a social media presence that was pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Republican.
  • Hundreds sick, 2 dead in food poisoning at Mosul camp

    Hundreds sick, 2 dead in food poisoning at Mosul camp

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    He said around 100 of those who were ill required critical hospital treatment in nearby city Irbil, after consuming an Iftar meal to break the dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramzan. The food was beans, rice, chicken, and a yogurt drink brought from a restaurant in Arbil by the Qatari humanitarian organization. He put the number of sickened people at 850.
  • Virginia police probe Muslim girl's killing as 'road rage' incident

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    Virginia police are not investigating the death of a 17-year-old - whose body was found near a mosque - as a hate crime , they announced Monday morning. Nabra died from blunt force trauma to the upper body. "Mr. Martinez Torres has no prior encounters with ICE", ICE spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell told the website, adding that the agency was unaware he was in the states.
  • Qatar isolation could 'last for years', says UAE foreign minister

    Qatar isolation could 'last for years', says UAE foreign minister

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    The sanctions have disrupted its main routes to import goods by land from Saudi Arabia and by sea from big container ships docked in the United Arab Emirates . The statement further added that the two top diplomats of Saudi Arabia and Egypt demanded from the ex-president to declare his support in the isolation of Qatar.
  • Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

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    But there was no mention of the decision not to hold an iftar event (marking the breaking of the fast) at any point during the holy month, which has become a White House tradition since its inception in 1996. Fiji Muslim Youth Movement national president Mohammed Anees Khan extended the youth movement's heartiest greetings to all Fijians on the blessed occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.