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Manchester police make fresh arrest; bomber’s network still at large

Posted by on 28/05/2017
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Manchester police make fresh arrest; bomber’s network still at large

Manchester police make fresh arrest; bomber’s network still at large

MANCHESTER: A British minister said yesterday members of suicide bomber Salman Abedi’s network could still be a large, as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in an annual half marathon. As runners pounded the streets of the northwestern English city, police arrested a 25-year-old man in the eastern Old Trafford area, bringing the […]

British Airways cancels flights from London

Posted by on 27/05/2017
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British Airways cancels flights from London

British Airways cancels flights from London

Global IT outage causes chaos LONDON: British Airways has cancelled all its flights from London’s two biggest airports until yesterday evening after a global computer system outage caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways. The airline, which said there was no evidence the problem had […]

Britain arrests 2 more in Manchester probe

Posted by on 27/05/2017
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Britain arrests 2 more in Manchester probe

Britain arrests 2 more in Manchester probe

Hunt continues for suicide bomber’s network MANCHESTER: British police said they arrested two more people during raids yesterday in connection with the suicide bombing at a Manchester concert, with a “large part” of the network behind the attack now being held. The two men, aged 20 and 22, were arrested in north Manchester early yesterday […]

Trump rows shadow ‘toughest G7’

Posted by on 26/05/2017
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Trump rows shadow ‘toughest G7’

Trump rows shadow ‘toughest G7’

TAORMINA, Italy: G7 leaders held annual summit talks yesterday with divisions on trade and climate change, and fresh friction surrounding Donald Trump, threatening to undermine a show of unity against jihadist terrorism. “There is no doubt that this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years,” European Union president Donald Tusk predicted, setting the […]

Salman Abedi: Young, angry man thirsting for revenge

Posted by on 25/05/2017
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Salman Abedi: Young, angry man thirsting for revenge

Salman Abedi: Young, angry man thirsting for revenge

‘Isolated, quiet, reserved individual’ MANCHESTER: Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a British-born university dropout with Libyan jihadi links who, according to his sister, may have sought revenge for the deaths of Muslim children. Abedi was named by British authorities the day after he detonated a bomb packed with nuts and screws at the Manchester […]

Russia holds 4 over IS plot against Moscow

Posted by on 25/05/2017
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Russia holds 4 over IS plot against Moscow

Russia holds 4 over IS plot against Moscow

MOSCOW: Russia’s security service yesterday said it had uncovered an alleged bomb-making laboratory in Moscow as officers detained four suspected Islamic State group members plotting “terror attacks” on public transport. The FSB said those held included citizens of Russia and ex-Soviet Central Asia who were “preparing terror attacks with the use of homemade explosives on […]

US leaks over Manchester test ‘special relationship’

Posted by on 25/05/2017
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US leaks over Manchester test ‘special relationship’

US leaks over Manchester test ‘special relationship’

Stemming a tide of damaging leaks LONDON: US leaks about the British investigation into the Manchester bomber have strained the two countries’ “special relationship” and thrown into doubt the sharing of information among the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance. Greater Manchester Police are trying to establish who made the bomb detonated by 22-year old Islamist terrorist […]

Migration to Britain falls

Posted by on 25/05/2017
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Migration to Britain falls

Migration to Britain falls

LONDON: Net migration to Britain fell to its lowest level in more than two-and-a-half-years in 2016, official data showed yesterday, driven in part by an increase in the number of European Union citizens leaving the country. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said net migration to Britain in the year to December 2016 was 248,000, […]

Salman Abedi: Student dropout known to UK security services

Posted by on 24/05/2017
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Salman Abedi: Student dropout known to UK security services

Salman Abedi: Student dropout known to UK security services

MANCHESTER: Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack in Manchester on Monday, was a university dropout with “proven” links to the Islamic State group, according to France’s interior minister. Born to a devoutly Muslim Libyan family in Britain’s third biggest city, officials said he was known to British security services […]

‘Irritating’: UK scolds US officials who leaked the name of attacker

Posted by on 24/05/2017
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‘Irritating’: UK scolds US officials who leaked the name of attacker

‘Irritating’: UK scolds US officials who leaked the name of attacker

LONDON: Britain expressed irritation yesterday at leaks in the United States of details about a suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a packed pop concert, saying disclosures of that kind could hinder such investigations. The suicide bombing at a packed concert in Manchester was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four […]

Police name suspect after 22 killed in Manchester attack

Posted by on 23/05/2017
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Police name suspect after 22 killed in Manchester attack

Police name suspect after 22 killed in Manchester attack

 Kuwait condemns bombing, Amir sends condolences MANCHESTER: Police yesterday named a young man – reportedly British-born of Libyan descent – as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at a concert in Manchester, killing 22 including an eight-year-old girl. Manchester police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, but declined to […]

Manchester attack prompts security rethinks worldwide

Posted by on 23/05/2017
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Manchester attack prompts security rethinks worldwide

Manchester attack prompts security rethinks worldwide

SINGAPORE: Countries from the United States to Japan and Singapore are considering tightening security ahead of major theatre and sports events following a suicide bomb attack in Britain that killed at least 22 people. Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency meeting with intelligence chiefs on the deadliest militant assault in the country since four […]

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