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The 13-point list of demands includes closure of Al Jazeera television and downgrading Iran ties

Peter O'Neill's People's National Congress won the last election in 2012, and he has campaigned on delivering key infrastructure and providing free education and health to a country that remains mired in poverty.

When asked about a list of demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as the price for lifting an almost three-week "blockade" on Qatar, press secretary Sean Spicer declined to comment directly.

Latest operation comes just a day ahead of Eid al-Fitr

Corbyn's Labour Party outperformed expectations in this month's election, turning what was predicted to be a procession for May into a disaster, severely weakening her authority as Britain kicks off crucial Brexit talks.

A spokesman for Spain's state maritime rescue service told AFP that 224 people had been rescued from five vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea, which separate Spain from Morocco.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier this week had been adamant that Kuwait was best placed to lead efforts to defuse the crisis.

Turkish president, prime minister and army chief issue Eid al-Fitr messages

The cladding on the five Chalcots Estate towers is similar to that used on Grenfell, widely blamed for the rapid spread of the massive blaze last week that is presumed to have killed 79 people.

"Iran... as always expresses its readiness to assist and cooperate with other countries to confront these criminals, who deal death and ignorantly spread hate," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said.

Search and rescue efforts are ongoing.

Colombia's ombudsman office, which handles human rights issues, wrote on Twitter that the rebel group freed reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender, 58, in a rural area of Norte de Santander state.

5 police officers, 6 foreign nationals wounded when suicide bomber detonates bomb

Arrest came after they held news conference to protest continued incarceration of party leader Hakainde Hichilema

Protest leader ‘arrested, severely beaten’, two high-profile human rights groups assert

Counterterrorism operations in Siirt province leave three terrorists dead, three others injured

International investigation could uncover truth about horrific violence in the Kasai region, says Human Rights Watch

There is renewed hope in European project, European Council President Donald Tusk says

Anwar Gargash, the UAE's state minister for foreign affairs, issued the warning more than two weeks into the oil-rich region's worst crisis in years.

State of emergency was initially declared following April’s deadly twin church attacks

Macron is seeking to change a two-decade old EU rule aimed at allowing firms to hire workers with specialised skills from other member states on a temporary basis -- one Paris critics say price French workers out of jobs.

Merkel's deputy spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters Friday that the Berlin meeting would bring together British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron as well as the leaders of Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Norway.

Analysts said that while the downturn in the headline readings was disappointing, the economy continued to put in a strong performance.

Foundation in memory of British lawmaker murdered by far-right extremist backs tech giant's campaign

Maarif Foundation officials reassures parents fearful of closures, saying the group will provide continuity of supervision

Citizens of world's most populous Muslim country travel home in their millions to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with family

Remarks by Quebec premier not helpful, Muslim council president says

Principles ‘indispensable’ to ‘promoting sustainable stability and security in our societies’, ambassador Koja says

Greece told to respect its Muslim minority after Athens hit out at Quran recital, call to prayer at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

Attackers tried to set free Allied Democratic Force prisoners in North Kivu

Attack occurred in Mogadishu

Sanctions would 'seriously' endanger bilateral ties, Sergey Lavrov says in telephone call with Rex Tillerson

Health care, education to be granted to EU citizens living in UK with special status

"For me, the future of the (remaining) 27 member states comes before the exit negotiations with Great Britain" said Merkel, Europe's most influential leader, as she arrived for the two-day meeting.

Sebastian Kurz says there should be no Islamic kindergartens in Austria

Kiev, Europe closer than even before says Ukrainian president

The magazine said it had seen documents showing that the intelligence service, the BND, had a list of some 4,000 so-called selector keywords for surveillance between 1998 and 2006.

Speaking ahead of an EU summit in Brussels where Prime Minister Theresa May was due to brief leaders on her Brexit plans, Tusk suggested the process could still be reversed.

Group behind last July's attempted putsch in Turkey also poses danger to Japan, Mevlut Cavusoglu says

Two leaders agree to increase efforts to end Qatar rift

'You represent the spirit of Nabra,' Imam tells multiethnic, multireligious gathering

Mike Pence hopes both sides ‘will reach deal to ‘reunify’ Cypress

Terrorist group had announced its ‘caliphate’ at the historic mosque in 2014

Suspect being questioned in custody after stabbing of airport police officer

NGOs are the keystone of the nation's unity and solidarity, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Video streamers can collect money from viewers after Twitter takes 30 percent cut