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June 24, 2017 3:40 AM Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry. DUBAI/DOHA – Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching 5

June 23, 2017 6:11 PM Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured

Scores of people have been killed and many injured in bombings, protest marches and shootings in the north and south of Pakistan, officials say. At least 25 people were killed in two explosions at a market in the north-western town of Parachinar. The local MP told the BBC four more people died later when security forces confronted an angry crowd protesting 5

June 23, 2017 4:20 PM Security chiefs warn politicians over KDF rigging claim

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will remain "apolitical" in the August 8 General Election, security chiefs have said. Cabinet secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Defence) and Joseph Nkaissery (Interior) and Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe spoke with one voice and warned that the military should not be dragged into election contests. He alleged military 1

June 23, 2017 2:10 PM Will Qatar agree to Arab countries' new list of demands? Unlikely

1) Scale back diplomatic ties with Iran; close Iranian diplomatic missions in Qatar; expel members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard; cut military and intelligence cooperation with Iran. Trade and commerce with Iran must meet U.S. and international sanctions and not jeopardize security of the Gulf Cooperation Council. 2) Immediately shut down the Turkish 5

June 23, 2017 10:51 AM Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya’s north

NAIROBI, Kenya — Officials say three people have been killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya’s Mandera County, which borders Somalia. Northeastern Regional Security Coordinator Mohamud Saleh said Friday that four gunmen shot dead two civilians and a policeman at a bank in Elwak. Saleh says three others were wounded 2

June 23, 2017 9:15 AM Arab states issue list of demands to end Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations ask Qatar to close Al Jazeera and scale down ties with Iran within 10 days. Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a list of demands to end the crisis, insisting that Qatar shuts down the Al Jazeera network and scales down ties with Iran. In the 13-point list, the countries also demand 2

June 23, 2017 7:45 AM AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press Trump's speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy from actions he has not yet taken. He declared that the "time has come" for a welfare moratorium for immigrants that has been in place for two decades. He juiced up the tax burden on Americans 4

June 22, 2017 9:31 PM Fact Check: Trump on Solar, Taxes and Welfare

President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump's speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy from actions 1

June 22, 2017 8:33 PM Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

"We're thinking about building the wall as a solar wall so it creates energy and pays for itself," Trump said at a rally Wednesday night in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "And this way, Mexico will have to pay much less money. And that's good, right?" Trump had previously floated the solar panel idea during a closed-door meeting with Republican members of Congress 1

June 22, 2017 5:58 PM AP FACT CHECK: Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy 3