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Gulf crisis: Qataris stock food in advance fearing shortage of food

Along with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its closest allies, the UAE severed relations with Qatar on Monday, suspending all flights and giving Qataris 14 days to leave in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years. Any suggestion Qatar is backing the agenda of Shiite-dominated Iran - Sunni Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival - is especially sensitive. "We chose to make it clear that enough is enough", Jubeir said, also indicating that they were not interested in regime change in ...


Trump jokes that Kushner 'more famous than me'

Trump jokes that Kushner 'more famous than me'

The White House had floated the idea that Trump could invoke executive privilege, to protect the confidentiality of presidential discussions, but some aides were wary that it could look too much like a White House cover-up. On March 22, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats attended a briefing at the White House together with officials from several government agencies.



ISIS claims Manila casino attack

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack Friday, but Philippine National Police-National Capitol Region Provincial Office quickly disputed the terror group's claim. He said the man made off with chips worth about 130 million pesos, or roughly $2.6 million. The attack sent panicked crowds fleeing from the site. Three other South Koreans had light injuries from the stampede and smoke set off by the attack.


Kuwait Emir in talks with Saudis, Qataris to resolve Gulf crisis

Kuwait Emir in talks with Saudis, Qataris to resolve Gulf crisis

GACA also said all Saudi air operators are banned from operating to Qatar, with Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) soon announcing the suspension of all flights to Qatar. The crisis will have wide-ranging consequences, not just for Qatar and its citizens but across the Middle East and for Western interests. Qatar is accused of supporting militant Islamist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood .


Stafford police to deliver Special Olympics Virginia torch

Stafford police to deliver Special Olympics Virginia torch

Participants are carrying the Flame of Hope through 18 communities as they promote a message of respect and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We are very involved in fundraising events throughout the year. The local runners are scheduled to receive the flaming torch from Bethel police at about 11:30 am near Dodgingtown Market at 57 Dodgingtown Road (Route 302).


Education regulator to replace UGC, AICTE

Education regulator to replace UGC, AICTE

Mr. KK Sharma (higher education secretary) and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will work on the detailed blueprint of HEERA. The decision to go ahead with this change was taken in a meeting with education officers, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this March.