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Philippine military go house-to-house in fight for Marawi

Philippine military go house-to-house in fight for Marawi

Task force head Brigadier-General Rolando D. Bautista told reporters that a Catholic priest who was taken hostage with about a dozen of his parishioners on the first day of the siege, was still alive. He was reported to have acted as an intermediary between the government and brothers Abdullah and Omarkhayyam Maute previous year when President Rodrigo Dutertes sought to forge a peace deal with their group.


MP Farmers protest: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrested

MP Farmers protest: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrested

Amid the simmering tension, the government transferred the District Magistrates of Mandsaur, Ratlam and Neemuch. India's agricultural sector grew by an average of 3% between 2008-2014, while India's economy overall grew at a rate of 7%, according to India's Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare.



UAE: Qatar fueling row by courting Turkey, Iran

Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said he favoured diplomacy to resolve the escalating crisis and that there was no military solution, Reuters reported. "The support that Qatar has for the Hamas leadership is also a problem for the region", Gargash added in reference to the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip in defiance of the Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.



Alex Salmond out in 'disappointing' election for SNP

Mr Salmond blamed a late surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour for the SNP's defeat in many seats, with the nationalists also losing John Nicolson, Mike Weir and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh. "If the arithmetic lends itself to that, I would want us look at being part of that". Mr Salmond said: " Gordon is the most incredible and diverse constituency in the whole of Scotland and I wish you well in representing it Colin".



Qatar says it won't 'surrender' in Gulf row

RIA Novosti said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Saturday. The parties touched upon "pressing issues concerning the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on the situation in Syria and the current tensions between several countries of the region and Qatar", the statement reads.


Kuwait offers to mediate in Qatar crisis

Kuwait offers to mediate in Qatar crisis

After finishing his meetings in Dubai , Al Shabah will travel to Doha to pass on to the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the result of the talks, including those held today and yesterday's, in the Saudi city of Jeddah, with King Salman bin Abdulaziz.