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Rouhani: Iran's ballistic missile program will continue

At the same time, USA and Iranian forces are both backing the government in Iraq against Islamic State militants. Rouhani also criticised Iran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia over its lack of democracy, urging Riyadh to allow its people to decide their country's fate through free elections.



Duterte considering nationwide martial law

Human Rights Watch's Asia Deputy Director Phil Robertson said the lawlessness of Duterte's war on drugs, which is believed to have taken the lives of 8,000 people, nearly all of them poor and powerless, "heightens grave concerns that his declaration of martial law in Mindanao will bring further rampant abuses".


ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Bombing

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Bombing

At least 22 people were killed and 59 injured after the bomb exploded at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, as concertgoers - many of them children and young people - were leaving the show. The Abedi family has close ties to the family of al-Qaida veteran Abu Anas al-Libi, who was snatched by US special forces off a Tripoli street in 2013 for alleged involvement in the 1998 bombings of two USA embassies in Africa, and died in USA custody in 2015.



Manchester attack: Father of bomber Salman Abedi says son is INNOCENT

Another 59 people were also injured as the suspect detonated a bomb near one of the venue's exits , sending the mostly younger concertgoers fleeing in panic, authorities said. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday morning chaired a meeting with her emergency security cabinet, known as Cobra, to collect intelligence reports on the attacker.



Father and brother of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

Ahmed bin Salem, the spokesman of a Libyan anti-terror force, says the father of Salman Abedi , Hashim, was detained yesterday. European investigators believe Abedi, whose parents Samia Tabbal and Ramadan Abed returned to Libya following the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, may have had links to the Islamic State group (ISIS).