Turkey on Friday rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country. Turkey has sided with Qatar in the dispute and its parliament has ratified legislation allowing the deployment of Turkish troops to the base. The move has left Qatar, whose only land border is shared with Saudi Arabia, under a de facto blockade by its neighbors. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-led nations have accused Qatar of inappropriately close ties to Iran, a Shiite-led country and Saudi Arabia’s regional foe. The list also demands that Qatar stop funding a host of other news outlets including Arabi21 and Middle East Eye.
June 23, 2017 12:11 UTC
In an iftar on Wednesday evening, Batch 99 of the Police Academy celebrated with actor Amir Karara his Ramadan TV series “Kalabsh” which recounts the story of a police officer who has been subjected to injustice. The police officers carried Karara over their shoulders and expressed their appreciation to his role in the series. The series recounts the story of a police officer who was subjected to injustice by a businessman, politicians and some MPs who fabricated murder charges against him. Karara won the love of all police officers as the series is the only work of art which did not promote the police apparatus’s bad reputation, said one of the officers. Meanwhile, , Karara stressed that the series is not intended to beautify the image of the Ministry of the Interior, but to give an example of honest officers who treat people with respect.
June 23, 2017 11:03 UTC
The Interior Ministry said Thursday that seven persons were killed in an armed confrontation between terrorists and security forces in a Assiut desert raid, in Manfalut area (Upper Egypt). A statement from the ministry said that the clash with the armed criminals came during a raid that targeted fugitive terrorist elements involved in recent terrorist attacks, including attacks against Christians and churches in Alexandria, Gharbiya and Minya. Police had recived information that some of the terrorists were hiding in Western desert location in Giza, while some others were taking shelter in Upper Egypt governorates. The security forces targeted the terrorist at dawn, added the statement, and as soon as the terrorists felt the approach of the forces, they fired heavily, prompting them to deal the suspects a heavy blow, with several people killed who are now being identified. The Supreme State Security Prosecutor was informed to initiate the investigation and take legal action.
June 23, 2017 11:03 UTC
A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said. Wasim Beg, a spokesman at a government hospital, said the death toll from the bombing had risen to 11 throughout the morning. Pakistan and India routinely trade charges of interference and inciting attacks on one another’s soil. Jadhav, who Pakistan said had crossed into Baluchistan from neighboring Iran, was arrested in March 2016 and sentenced to death in April. In New Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs insisted Jadhav was sentenced on “concocted charges” and expressed doubts about the existence of the petition for mercy.
June 23, 2017 10:41 UTC
Anti-fur protesters stormed on stage with Michael Kors in New York on Wednesday, briefly disrupting a ticketed event at which the US fashion mogul discussed his career, dressing Melania Trump and shutting stores. “Michael Kors has blood on his hands,” chanted the more than dozen protesters who marched through a darkened auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, shortly before security ushered Kors out. Once the protest was over, Kors was treated to a standing ovation after returning to the stage with former CNN journalist Alina Cho, who was conducting the interview. Among them is Melania Trump, who wore a tailored Michael Kors dress to greet Panama’s president and first lady on Monday. On May 31, the company released fourth quarter results showing that total revenue had slumped 11.2 percent to $1.06 billion.
June 23, 2017 10:30 UTC
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June 23, 2017 10:07 UTC
The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have given German forward Frederick Tiffels his first professional contract. Tiffels, who had been virtually unknown in Germany prior to last month’s Ice Hockey World Championship in Cologneand Paris, played his way into coach Marco Sturm’s squad through his performances in the training camp and pre-tournament friendlies. During the world championship, Tiffels took a regular shift for Germany, scoring two goals. Tiffels is expected to start the coming season with Pittsburgh’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He is the second German player to join the Penguins organization, after Tom Kühnhackl, who was part of the NHL team that won the Stanley Cup the last two seasons running.
Source:Daily News Egypt
June 23, 2017 09:56 UTC
The Cabinet raised on Thursday the prices of subsidized sugar and oil by LE2 each from LE8 and LE12 to LE10 and LE14 respectively. The increase comes two days after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi raised the individual’s share on ration cards by about LE30. If a family consists of 5 members, the fifth member’s share will only increase by LE4 in accordance to the new decision from LE21 to LE25. The LE4 increase allocated to fifth members on ration cards will cost the state LE3 billion a month, Meselhy said. The Cabinet approved on Thursday a law submitted by Sisi extending the state of emergency nationwide for 3 months starting July 10.
June 23, 2017 09:45 UTC
Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said. Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Isik rejected the demand, saying any call for the base to be shut would represent interference in Ankara’s relations with Doha. QATAR WON’T NEGOTIATE UNDER BOYCOTTThe four Arab countries accuse Qatar of funding terrorism, fomenting regional instability and cozying up to revolutionary theocracy Iran. But on Monday, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar would not negotiate with the four states unless they lifted their measures against Doha. Qatar must pay reparations to these countries for any damage or costs incurred over the past few years because of Qatari policies, he added.
June 23, 2017 09:11 UTC
The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday. “I think this information is close to 100 percent,” the agency quoted Ozerov as saying. “The fact that ‘Islamic State’ (IS) has still not shown him anywhere also adds to our confidence that al-Baghdadi has been killed.”Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Alexander Winning; Reuters
June 23, 2017 09:00 UTC
U.S. officials say they have warned firms about the risks of allowing the Russians to review their products’ source code, because of fears it could be used in cyber attacks. China sometimes also requires source code reviews as a condition to import commercial software, U.S. trade attorneys say. Without the source code approval, Symantec can no longer get approval to sell some of its business-oriented security products in Russia. TRUSTED LABSOver the past year, HP has used Echelon to allow FSTEC to review source code, according to the agency’s records. In a statement, McAfee said the Russia code reviews were conducted at “certified testing labs” at company-owned premises in the United States.
June 23, 2017 09:00 UTC
North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. North Korea’s state media, which is normally quick to publicize successful missile-related developments, did not carry any reports on the engine test. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea is possible over its weapons programs, although U.S. officials say tougher sanctions, not military force, are the preferred option. The continental United States is around 5,600 miles (9,000 km) from North Korea. Any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale”, Trump’s defense secretary, Jim Mattis, said last month.
June 23, 2017 08:26 UTC
The Houston Rockets have drafted Isaiah Hartenstein in the second round of the NBA draft. However, the German center will not be part of the Western Conference semifinalists’ plans for the coming season.Houston used their only pick of this year’s National Basketball League (NBA) draft – the 43rd overall – to select the 19-year-old German national team player Isaiah Hartenstein on Thursday night. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Hartenstein would be on his way to North America shortly, but at first would only stay a few weeks. He also helped the German national team to a fourth place finish at the FIBA under-18 Euro championship in December. There are currently three Germans in the NBA: Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks),Paul Zipser (Chicago Bulls) and Dennis Schröder (Atlanta Hawks).
Source:Daily News Egypt
June 23, 2017 08:26 UTC
“The sergeant used an unauthorized weapon to repel the attack, causing the death of one of assailants,” Interior minister Nestor Reverol said on Twitter. The national guard uses shotgun cartridges filled with small rubber pellets against protests. Opposition lawmaker Jose Manuel Olivares said Vallenilla had been killed by the national guard firing rubber bullets at point blank range. Venezuela’s national guard is a wing of the military charged with internal public order. On Monday, a teenager died during another protest in the same area after footage showed a national guard soldier pointing a pistol at protesters.
June 23, 2017 04:07 UTC
“We see today’s…stress test results as a positive for Trump administration efforts to deregulate the banks,” said Jaret Seiberg, a policy analyst with Cowen & Co. That is much better than the 4.5 percent threshold that regulators demand, and an improvement on the 8.4 percent common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio assessed last year. Under the Fed’s examination, Citi’s minimum CET1 ratio in the most stressful scenario was the highest among big Wall Street banks, at 9.7 percent. Its model produced a 9.8 percent minimum CET1 ratio, 1.4 points better than the Fed’s. Conversely, JPMorgan’s analysis appeared to be more dour, with its CET1 ratio coming in 1.3 percentage points below the Fed’s.
June 22, 2017 22:30 UTC