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President Rodrigo Duterte wants to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year. Pantaleon Alvarez, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, said Congress will likely grant the extension to address the threats of terrorism on Mindanao, the official Philippine News Agency reported.
  • The European Union imposed new sanctions against Syria

    The European Union imposed new sanctions against Syria

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    The fresh "unjustified" European Union bans "came within the framework of the EU's hysterical campaign against the Syrian people using unbelievable pretexts regarding [the] Khan Shaykhun incident, where terrorist groups targeted the innocent civilians with chemical weapons", the source said.
  • Reports of UAE role in Qatar crisis 'no surprise'

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    Sheikh al-Thani was reported to have praised Hamas and called Iran an "Islamic power" on May 24. The new move comes six weeks after Egypt, along with Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain , cut ties with Qatar on June 5 and imposed an air, sea and land blockade on the country.
  • HC rejects MP Minister's plea to vote in Presidential poll

    HC rejects MP Minister's plea to vote in Presidential poll

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    The single-judge bench had on Friday also dismissed his plea that challenged his disqualification by the Election Commission (EC) on June 23 for not disclosing expenses he incurred on paid news in his election expenditure returns and barred him from contesting elections for three years.
  • UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar govt sites, sparking diplomatic row

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    The UAE , along with Saudi Arabia , Egypt and Bahrain , cut diplomatic ties and severed air, land and sea links with Qatar in early June over allegations that it supports extremist ideology - an accusation that Qatar denied . " It does not make sense to keep making exceptions for Qatar and giving it privileges in light of its current positions ", Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said Monday, according to Reuters .
  • Erdogan plans Gulf trip to break Qatar's isolation

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    On the other hand, Kuwait's mediation efforts have been futile so far. Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar vowed Wednesday to maintain their boycott of the emirate, criticising its "negative" response to their list of demands to end the diplomatic crisis.
  • United Arab Emirates Hacked Qatar, Sparking Gulf Crisis

    United Arab Emirates Hacked Qatar, Sparking Gulf Crisis

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    On the following day, a story appeared on the Qatari News Agency's website, quoting a speech by Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, in which he allegedly praised Iran and said Qatar has a good relationship with Israel. "What is true is Qatar's behaviour". Funding, supporting, and enabling extremists from the Taliban to Hamas and Qadafi. "Inciting violence, encouraging radicalisation, and undermining the stability of its neighbours", the statement said.
  • UAE rejects accusations it hacked Qatari websites

    UAE rejects accusations it hacked Qatari websites

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    In response, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism". It continued: "What is true is Qatar's behaviour". Such statements are at odds with the prevailing sentiment in the Gulf. "This criminal act represents a clear violation and breach of worldwide law and of the bilateral and collective agreements signed between the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as collective agreements ...
  • Let Obamacare fail, says Donald Trump after repeal bid collapses

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    But several members of the 52-member Senate Republican caucus said today they could not support a straight repeal and leave to chance that millions of Americans would somehow not lose subsidized health coverage or Medicaid coverage. Republicans believe that Obamacare, which extended insurance to 20 million more Americans, would collapse on its own. "I did not come to Washington to hurt people", Capito said in a statement.
  • USA finally lifts laptop ban on all flights to its airports

    USA finally lifts laptop ban on all flights to its airports

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    A statement from the US Transport Security Administration said that the ban was still in place for King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Travelers from Jeddah are now allowed to bring devices in the cabin of U.S. Royal Air Maroc and Casablanca International Airport had the restrictions lifted Thursday. European and USA officials told Reuters that airlines have until July 19, to put in place increased explosive trace detection screening and other measures and 120 days to comply ...
  • At Least 9 Dead After Arizona Flash Flooding

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    At least nine people are dead and one person is missing after a flash flood plowed through the popular Cold Springs Swimming Hole in Payson, Ariz ., the local Gila County Sheriff's Office says. He began making a video with his phone and comfortably scampered to the bank before water clogged with debris whooshed past. A flash flood in Arizona killed a family over the weekend.