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Day: May 20, 2017

MI5 kept file on Jeremy Corbyn over his IRA sympathies
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

MI5 kept file on Jeremy Corbyn over his IRA sympathies

    Supporters of the Labour leader say his willingness to enter dialogue with the Republicans shows he was ahead of his time when viewed through the prism of histor Jeremy Corbyn was reportedly monitored by MI5 because of his willingness to talk to members of the IRA Getty MI5 reportedly opened a file on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn amid concerns over his willingness to enter into dialogue with members of the IRA. The security agency is believed to routinely keep files on people of interest, including political activists and campaigners. Archived documents have revealed Mr Corbyn attended several events supporting the militant Republicans during the 1980s and 1990s. An unnamed source reportedly told The Telegraph: If there was a file on someone, it meant they had come to notic...
Girl, 12, abducted by gang of men on way home from school
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Girl, 12, abducted by gang of men on way home from school

    A 12-year-old girl was allegedly abducted by a gang of four men as she walked home from school in the West Midlands. The youngster told police she was forced into a black taxi in Teasdale Way, a suburban street in the Pedmore area of Stourbridge at 3.15pm on Thursday. The girl said she was driven around for 90 minutes before the car stopped in nearby Clent and she was able to get out and escape. A member of the public found her and helped to call the police, West Midlands Police said. Local schools have warned parents and pupils to be vigilant following the alleged abduction. The girl was allegedly approached by a white male who had a foreign accent and appeared to know the girl, even though the girl did not know who he was". Appealing for information about the incident, p...
Donald Trump lands in Riyadh on his first foreign trip
Arab world, ENGLISH

Donald Trump lands in Riyadh on his first foreign trip

    US President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Saturday for the start his first foreign tour since taking office. A red carpet was rolled out and staircase rolled up to Air Force One minutes after it landed shortly before 9:50 am (0650 GMT) local time. Trump and his wife Melania, who dressed conservatively in black but did not cover her hair, walked side-by-side to the tarmac where they both shook hands with Saudi King Salman. Trump will hold talks with leaders in the kingdom later Saturday and is to give a speech on hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam to some 50 Arab and Muslim leaders on Sunday. The Republican president was to be accompanied by the first lady, First Daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and son-in-law and senior advisor Ja...
Saudi Arabia offers reward for reporting illegal expatriates
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi Arabia offers reward for reporting illegal expatriates

    Security authorities in Saudi Arabia said they would reward anyone who reports residency or labour violations involving expatriates. The reward could reach up to 50,000 Saudi Riyals, Jamaan Bin Ahmad Al Ghamidi, consultant to public security, said at a town hall meeting with officials, tribe leaders, and education and media figures in Al Baha in the south west of the kingdom. However, Al Ghamidi warned there would be zero tolerance towards anyone who employs or harbours any foreigner staying illegally in the country. He said that conniving with the violators in any way would be strictly addressed, explaining that their presence in the country was a high security, economic, social and health risk. The campaign has been successful in Al Baha where so far, 1,350 foreigners ha...
King Salman gives citizenship to Zakir Naik to rescue him from Indian wrath
Arab world, ENGLISH

King Salman gives citizenship to Zakir Naik to rescue him from Indian wrath

    Indian Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Naik, who is wanted by authorities in Delhi for alleged terrorist offences, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia. Arab sources reported that King Salman had intervened to grant Naik Saudi citizenship to protect him from arrest by the International Police Organisation, Interpol. Last month, Indian courts issued a second arrest warrant for Dr Naik in connection with his alleged role in a terror-related case and over money laundering allegations. Naik, who was on tour at the time, decided not to return to India and remained in Malaysia where permanent residency status was granted to him five years ago by the Malaysian government. India had made several terrorism related charges against the prominent Islamic Scholar Zakir Naik because ...