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In this May 21, 2017, file photo provided by The Public Theater, Tina Benko, left, portrays Melania Trump in the role of Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, and Gregg Henry, center left, portrays President Donald Trump in the role of Julius Caesar during a dress rehearsal of The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in New York. | AP
New York theater refuses to buckle after Trump criticism

The Public Theater is refusing to back down after backlash over its production of "Julius Caesar" that portrays a Donald Trump-like dictator in a business suit.

13 Jun 2017

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani  | AP
Qatar foreign minister denounces 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are among several countries which last week announced the suspension of all ties to Qatar.

13 Jun 2017

Queen Elizabeth II (File Photo | AP)
Queen's Speech delayed due to goatskin paper printing issue?

The Queen's Speech is written by the government and presents an outline of its planned legislation for the next Parliamentary session.   

12 Jun 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.| AP
Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked

The three-judge bench of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously ruled against the revised ban.

12 Jun 2017

FILE - In this June 13, 2016 file photo, Jennifer, right, and Mary Ware light candles during a vigil downtown for the victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Floridaa. Church bells tolled throughout the Orlando area as residents reflected on the 49 patrons killed during a massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in the worst mass shooting in recent US history. Starting in the wee hours Monday, June 12, 2017, and continuing almost 24 hours later, survivors, victims’ families, city officials and central Florida residents will remember the victims with multiple services. | AP
A year after Orlando nightclub shooting, hundreds mark anniversary

Those present remembered the 49 killed and the dozens of patrons of Pulse nightclub who were wounded when a gunman, Omar Mateen, opened fire and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State

12 Jun 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May (File | AP)
UK Parliament opening delayed as talks on government formation continue

Teresa May was holding her first meeting of her new political Cabinet with a full-fledged Cabinet meeting scheduled tomorrow.

12 Jun 2017

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Four Syrians brothers face terrorism charges in Germany

Mustafa and Sultan are charged with war crimes for allegedly forcing civilians from the city and plundering their possessions.

12 Jun 2017

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Scotland Yard make new arrest in London terror attack inquiry

Eight people were killed when three terrorists drove at pedestrians on London Bridge earlier this month.

12 Jun 2017

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (File | AP)
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia amid Gulf crisis

It is not clear what plan Sharif would put forward to ease tension which has badly polarizsd the Arab and Muslim world.

12 Jun 2017

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Singapore mother arrested for offering to marry IS fighter

Singaporean woman who was planning to go to Syria with her child and marry an Islamic State fighter has been detained without trial.

12 Jun 2017

Miguel Joan Font, 49, from Barcelona, shouts slogans during a protest organised by the National Assembly for Catalonia, to support the call for referendum in Barcelona, Spain. | AP
Spain says bracing for rising Catalonia tensions

Catalonia is fiercely proud of its language and customs and has long demanded greater autonomy from Madrid.

12 Jun 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel | AP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx

Under the G20 compacts plan, an initial seven African nations will pledge reforms to attract more private sector investment.

12 Jun 2017

Analysts estimate that at least 40 percent of all of Qatar's food supplies are transported across its land border with Saudi Arabia.
Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis

Qatar's Hamad Port is 420 nautical miles from Sohar Port and 1,131 nautical miles from Salalah.

12 Jun 2017

British PM Theresa May | AP
British PM Theresa May to face fury of own MPs in battle to keep job

The prime minister is due to face MPs later Monday, where Theresa May could face demands to quit over her lacklustre campaign.

12 Jun 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron | AP
French President Emmanuel Macron headed for huge majority, but low turnout a concern

Some experts say the low turnout reflects fatalism among Macron's opponents in the face of his seemingly unstoppable advance.

12 Jun 2017

Raamesh Koirala (L) -- one of three surgeons involved in the complicated procedure -- said Charles Sobhraj (R) would remain sedated for 24 hours. (Photo: Twitter)
French 'bikini killer' Charles Sobhraj has heart surgery in Nepal

The Frenchman earned worldwide notoriety for a series of poisonings and robberies of backpackers across Asia in the 60s and 70s.

12 Jun 2017

A Qatari woman walks in front of the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. (File photo | AP)
Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

Qatar said that it had begun shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf countries that have cut off sea routes to the energy-rich nation, the latest retaliatory move by Doha.

12 Jun 2017

Troops load ammunition and supplies as a convoy of APCs head to the site three days after Muslim militants lay siege in Marawi city in southern Philippines. (File photo | AP)
Philippine troops raise national flag on Independence Day as bombs fall on Islamist-held city

Fighting in Marawi city has left 58 soldiers and police and more than 20 civilians dead, the military said, estimating that almost 200 militants have been killed in the clashes.

12 Jun 2017

A Qatar Airways aircraft. (File photo | Reuters)
Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business: Experts

Qatar Airways has made Doha a global hub in just a few years, but barring it from Gulf states' airspace threatens its position as a major transcontinental carrier, experts said.

12 Jun 2017

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Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over 'ceasefire violations'

Pakistan today summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and condemned the alleged firing by Indian troops along the LoC in which three Pakistani civilians were killed.

12 Jun 2017

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo | Reuters)
President Donald Trump to host PM Modi on June 25-26

This meeting comes at a time when Trump made critical comments about India while announcing America’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.

12 Jun 2017

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