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China to give 10,000 scholarships to African govt staff

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

China on Wednesday announced it would offer 10,000 scholarships for African government employees over the next ten years.

Saudi king deposes crown prince, names son as successor

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as his crown prince, deposing his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef.

In a royal decree early Wednesday, King Salman bin Abdulaziz placed deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, as the first in line to the throne. 

Finsbury Park mosque attack suspect identified as 47-year-old Darren Osborne

The man suspected of carrying out the Finsbury Park Mosque attack has been named locally as 47-year-old Darren Osborne.

The father-of-four from Cardiff was arrested for attempted murder at the scene and taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

First batch of Turkish troops arrives

First group of Turkish troops arrived in Doha yesterday to participate in joint exercises, as part of the signed agreements between the state of Qatar and the Republic of Turkey. Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Moral Guidance announced that the forces started its first military exercise yesterday at Tariq bin Ziyad battalion camp in Doha.

Famine pushes war-weary Yemenis to commit suicide

TAIZ, Yemen—-The almost three-year conflict in impoverished Yemen has devastated the country and left millions of people on the verge of starvation.

Qatar denies plot to destabilize Bahrain

DOHA, Qatar

Qatar on Saturday denied accusations of attempting to undermine security in neighboring Bahrain.

On Friday, Bahrain’s official BNA news agency broadcast a phone call allegedly between Hamad bin Khalifa al-Attiyah, an adviser to Qatar’s emir and Hassan Ali Joma, a leader of Bahrain’s opposition Shia Al-Wefaq movement.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt Condemn Mogadishu Terror Attack

Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Wednesday condemned the terrorist attack which targeted a restaurant in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing 19 and wounding at least 30 people.

Turkey summons US ambassador over arrest warrants

ANKARA 

Turkey summoned the U.S. Ambassador in Ankara, John Bass, to the Foreign Office on Thursday after American authorities issued arrest warrants for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Egypt’s Brotherhood, prominent leftist call for rallies

CAIRO

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and a former leftist presidential candidate are urging Egyptians to take to the streets Friday to protest parliament’s approval of a controversial border demarcation agreement that would see sovereignty over two Red Sea islands transferred from Egypt to Saudi Arabia.

London Fire: Muslims Beginning Ramadan Fast May Have Saved Lives In Grenfell Tower

At least 50 people have been taken to five hospitals for treatment as hundreds of residents in the 27-storey, 120 flat, Grenfell Tower in north Kensington have been evacuated from their flats in the building that caught fire just after 1.15am.

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