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Egypt attack:235 killed in Sinai mosque

CAIRO:Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people,
A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital El-Arish before gunmen opened fire on the worshippers gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said.

 
 
 
Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

RIYADH:Saudi Arabia announced the arrest of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.The official Saudi news agency Al Arabiya explained that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “anticorruption committee has the right to investigate, arrest, ban from travel, or freeze the assets of anyone it deems corrupt.”

 
 
 
Las Vegas shooting:58 dead and 500 injured

LAS VEGAS:At least 58 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000.He killed himself as police stormed the room where 10 guns were found.

 
 
 
Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in historic independence vote

BAGHDAD:Iraqi Kurds voted in an independence referendum,defying warnings from Baghdad and their neighbours in a historic step towards a national dream.Iraq's prime minister has denounced the referendum as "unconstitutional".

 
 
 
German election: Angela Merkel wins fourth term

BERLIN:German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office after a general election.Merkel's centre-right Christian Democratic Union party secured 33 percent of the vote,down about nine percent compared to the last election in 2013.

 
 
 
US expands travel ban to include N Korea,Venezuela and Chad

WASHINGTON:The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments.Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation.

 
 
 
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified by court

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office following an investigation into corruption allegations.Nawaz Sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoings.Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Captain Safdar, who is an MNA, were also declared unfit for office.

 
 
 
150 killed and more than 100 injured in oil tanker fire in Ahmedpur East-Pakistan

LAHORE:150 killed and more than 100 injured in oil tanker fire in Ahmedpur East-Pakistan. A lorry transporting oil burst into flames. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital.It appears the tanker blew a tyre while rounding a sharp bend in the road. There are fears that the death toll could rise further.


 
 
 
7 killed, over 40 injured as terror strikes heart of London

LONDON:At least three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing seven people in a "terror attack" in a popular nightlife hub in the London Bridge area night before being shot dead by armed police.

 
 
 
A number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

DOHA:A number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.The coordinated move dramatically escalates a dispute over Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world's oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran.