Helmut Kohl, the chancellor who reunited Germany, dies

In Brussels, European flags were lowered to half-mast in tribute . "The longest serving Chancellor in modern German history , Chancellor Kohl was a friend and ally to the United States as he led the Federal Republic of Germany through sixteen pivotal years", Trump said in a statement .

Malta denies Saudi Arabia has cut diplomatic ties

Turkey has been leading efforts to defuse a diplomatic fallout in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on June 5. "Why they didn't submit their demands yet?" But by applying pressure on gas-rich Qatar through sanctions, "we have a golden opportunity to break this support", he said.

Alwaleed Bin Talal Pledges Loyalty to New Saudi Crown Prince: Twitter Account

The royal decree did not nominate a new deputy crown prince, a post relatively new in Saudi Arabia , where kings have traditionally chosen their own successors. He worked closely with Washington after the September 11 attacks, helping to share intelligence to thwart more attacks. "This is extremely disruptive in the context of Saudi Arabia, there is a very complex royal family, the inheritance of the throne, the distribution of other benefits has been extraordinarily complex for decades".

One Year Later, Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Remembered

Forty-nine people died and dozens more were injured as a result of the Pulse nightclub massacre, the worst mass shooting in recent USA history. Victims' families and survivors cried, hugged, grieved and supported one another as the victims' names were read aloud during the overnight ceremony.

Islamic State Destroys Iconic Mosque in Iraq

Islamic State Destroys Iconic Mosque in Iraq

US officials told CNN that ISIS' claim was "1,000% false". Iraqi officials had hoped the mosque could be recaptured in time for Eid al-Fitr, the festival heralding the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The situation in Mosul has been desperate. The forces had encircled the jihadist group's stronghold in the Old City yesterday. Residents said Daesh fighters ordered families living in the area to evacuate in preparation for a final stand.