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Salman Abedi had connections to gangs and terrorists in Manchester

Bomber linked to criminal gang in south of city, while his father in Libya says he cannot believe his son could have carried out the attack The Manchester Arena bomber, Salman Abedi, had close connections with criminal gangs as well as known and suspected terrorists in the city, it has emerged. Show More Summary

Hamas kills three men in execution partially streamed on Facebook

Three men executed by hanging and firing squad were convicted of involvement in killing senior military figure Mazen Faqha Hamas has killed three men in Gaza accused of assassinating one of its senior members, in executions that appear to have been partially streamed live on Facebook. Show More Summary

Why Libya is still a global terror threat | Alia Brahimi

After the Manchester attack, fingers are being pointed at the state whose collapse after the fall of Gaddafi has allowed radicalisation to become entrenched The attack on Manchester Arena, claimed by Islamic State, is the deadliest to have hit Britain since the 7/7 bombings and, what’s more, it targeted children and teenagers. Show More Summary

'Every year, I give birth': why war is driving a contraception crisis in Sudan | Skye Wheeler

An aid ban is exposing women to risky births and their children to disease in Sudan’s Nuba mountains, where a million people are sheltering from conflict Under a huge baobab tree in Sudan’s Nuba mountains, I met Sebila, a 27-year-old mother of three. Show More Summary

Egypt blocks access to news websites including Al-Jazeera and Mada Masr

Clampdown on press freedom as government says it will take legal action against 21 sites it accuses of spreading lies Egypt has blocked access to at least 21 news sites critical of the government, notably the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera, Huffington Post’s Arabic-language site HuffPost Arabi and the independent website Mada Masr. Show More Summary

Opec meeting: oil price falls as Saudi Arabia rules out deeper output cuts

Major oil producers agree to extend existing production curbs for nine months but Saudi minister’s comments sway markets The oil price has dropped after deeper production cuts were ruled out by Saudi Arabia, which said major oil producers had agreed to extend output curbs for a further nine months. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia and UAE block Qatari media over incendiary statements

Qatar claims official websites were hacked after reports appeared in which emir made controversial remarks about Iran and Israel Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates took the extraordinary step on Tuesday of blocking the websites...Show More Summary

Rights group disputes account of US raid in Yemen, saying five civilians died

London-based human rights group cites local sources, who say the raid went wrong from the start when US Navy Seals opened fire on a 70-year-old man Five civilians were killed in a US Navy Seal raid in Yemen against al-Qaida militants,...Show More Summary

Police focus on Libya amid reports of arrest of Salman Abedi's brother

Hashem Abedi, 18, who lives in Libya, has reportedly been arrested by a Tripoli militia, which suspects him of Isis links Manchester attack: live Police and the security service are focusing upon the Libyan connections of the Manchester...Show More Summary

Bomber's father fought against Gaddafi regime with 'terrorist' group

Ramadan Abedi fled Gaddafi regime in 1990s but fought during Libyan revolution in 2011, says fellow fighter The father of Salman Abedi, the Manchester Arena suicide bomber, fought against the Gaddafi regime with a group that was designated a terrorist organisation by the US, according to a man who says he fought alongside him. Show More Summary

The Guardian view on Trumpian diplomacy: not up to much | Editorial

The US president’s foreign tour has underlined how inadequate his art of the deal is when handling relations between states Just over halfway through his first foreign trip as US president this week, Donald Trump tweeted a typically modest assessment of his progress: “Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East were great. Show More Summary

Salman Abedi: why Manchester bomber fits profile of other terrorists

While experts stress there is no ‘typical’ extremist, details of the 23-year-old’s life show parallels with other Islamist attackers Manchester bombing: latest updates What we know so far Now details of the life of Salman Abedi, theShow More Summary

'A rollercoaster ride': how Trump's Muslim travel ban impacted lives | Guardian panel

Families were split apart by President Trump’s executive order barring people from Muslim-majority countries. Four people tell of its impact on them Judges scrutinize motives of Trump’s travel ban as court battle continues When I married my wife Raha, an Iranian citizen, I never expected that we would soon be separated indefinitely by a travel ban. Show More Summary

More than 30 drown as hundreds fall from migrant boat off Libya

About 200 people fell from overcrowded boat that was carrying 500-700 people and rescue boats are looking for survivors More than 30 people have drowned after about 200 people fell from an overcrowded migrant boat off the coast of Libya, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea. Show More Summary

Scientists race against time as Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak spirals

Health system in Yemen at breaking point as sharp spike in reported cases prompts urgent work to identify suspected new cholera strain As Yemen’s cholera outbreak gathers pace, an investigation is under way to determine whether a new and more deadly strain of the disease is responsible for a second wave of cases that hit the country last month. Show More Summary

Somaliland's hunger crisis: ‘The world doesn't respond until children are dying'

Failure to recognise Somaliland’s independence means aid that could save lives of people hit by drought and cholera is too slow to arrive, says foreign minister Somaliland’s foreign minister has said that the international community’s...Show More Summary

Australian kidnapped in Yemen 'safe and well' after negotiators secure release

Hostage may be Craig McAllister, who was abducted in the rebel-held Yemeni capital of Sanaa last year Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, says an Australian kidnapped in Yemen in October last year has been released and is “safe and well”. Show More Summary

The 'ultimate deal'? Trump's Middle East peace plan is actually 15 years old

Several regional leaders have urged the administration to revive the Arab Peace Initiative, unveiled in 2002 and under which Arab states would recognize Israel in return for a Palestinian state in line with pre-1967 borders If Donald...Show More Summary

Opec oil producers poised to extend production cuts

Vienna meeting almost certain to prolong curbs but analysts say tougher reductions in output are unlikely The world’s major oil countries will almost certainly extend production cuts by a further nine months at a crunch meeting this week, though they are thought highly unlikely to toughen the curbs. Show More Summary

Donald Trump says 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack

US president says ‘wicked ideology must be obliterated’, as he delivers remarks alongside Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem US president Donald Trump has condemned “the evil losers” behind Monday night’s attack on a pop...Show More Summary

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