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Arab countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over terrorism

Arab countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over terrorism

A number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The move came just two weeks after U.S. Trump also singled out Iran for creating instability in the region. Qatar says there is "no legitimate justification" for the cutting of diplomatic ties by the four Arab nations, and that the decision is a "violation of its sovereignty".



Dual drug therapy trial brings new hope to prostate cancer sufferers

More than 4,000 women have died from the disease. Giving patients a combination of two drugs makes them almost 40 per cent more likely to be alive after three years, the findings showed. It was initially approved in 2015 for use in patients with advanced NSCLC that worsens despite crizotinib. Xalkori is around $10,000 a month and Alecensa, about $12,500.


Egypt closes airspace to Qatari flights as diplomatic rift grows

Egypt closes airspace to Qatari flights as diplomatic rift grows

More broadly, two key factors drove Monday's decision: Qatar's ties to Islamist groups, and the role of Iran , Saudi Arabia's regional rival. Qatar called the decision "unjustified and based on slander". Political risk consultancy Eurasia Group says the "risk of a coup is significant". "We certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.


Pregnancy Safe for Women Who Had Breast Cancer

Pregnancy Safe for Women Who Had Breast Cancer

It's now, however, the first time that statins have been linked to positive news on breast cancer . More research is needed to understand the effects of pregnancy in women whose breast cancers are HER2 positive - meaning they carry proteins that make them more aggressive - or in women who inherit mutations in the BRCA genes, the researchers said.


FIFA issues response after nations cut ties with Qatar

FIFA issues response after nations cut ties with Qatar

Ghasemi said increased tension among its southern neighbours "is not to the benefit of any governments in the region and threatens the interests of all" at a time when the world was "suffering widespread terrorism and extremism". "I do not expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified, the unified, fight against terrorism in the region or globally", he said.



Korean official suspended over U.S. missile-defense report

The THAAD battery was equipped with two launchers out of a maximum capacity of six when it was deployed in South Korea in March before Moon became president. China has been incensed over the THAAD deployment, fearing it could give the United States military the capability of seeing into its own missile systems, and could open the door to a wider deployment of the system, possibly in Japan and elsewhere, military analysts say.