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Shamima Begum case: I have one citizenship, says IS bride


Shamima Begum – the teenager who fled London to join Islamic State – has said she only has “one citizenship” and it was wrong for the UK to revoke it without speaking to her first.

It is only possible to strip someone of their UK nationality if they are eligible for citizenship elsewhere.

Netanyahu’s strongest challengers form alliance in Israeli election


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strongest challengers in an election in April joined forces on Thursday, adding more potency to the centrist candidates’ bid to end the right-wing leader’s decade in power.

In anticipation of the announcement of a new alliance between former military chief Benny Gantz’ Resilience party and ex-finance minister Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid faction, Netanyahu engineered a merger of far-right parties on Wednesday that could help him build a governing coalition after the ballot.

Islamic State group: Civilians evacuated from last Syria enclave


Civilians have been evacuated from the last village in Syria still held by the Islamic State (IS) group.

At least 15 lorries carrying men, women and children were seen leaving Baghuz, near the Iraqi border, where 200 families were reportedly trapped.

North Korea’s Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations


Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say.

Kim has purged and replaced many top diplomats and officials who served his father and grandfather with new, younger advisors as he gears up to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Vietnam next week.

India Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias ‘failed abuse victims’


One of the Catholic Church’s most senior cardinals has admitted that he could have better handled sexual abuse allegations that were brought to him.

Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai is one of four men organising a major Vatican conference on child abuse this week.

Dhaka fire kills 56 in building


A fire in the old town of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka has killed at least 50 people.

The blaze broke out Wednesday evening in a residential building partly used as a chemical warehouse.

Muthana: Trump says IS woman barred from US return


US President Donald Trump says a woman who left the US to become a propagandist for the Islamic State (IS) group will not be allowed to return.

On Twitter, he said he had instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the country”.

Pulwama attack: Nine killed in Kashmir gun battle


Nine people, including four Indian soldiers and a policeman, have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir during a gun battle, police say.

The clash occurred in Pulwama, where more than 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in a bombing last week.

IS teenage bride Shamima Begum gives birth to boy


Shamima Begum, one of three teenage girls to flee east London for a new life with the Islamic State group, says she has given birth to a baby boy.

Ms Begum left four years ago aged 15. Found in a Syrian refugee camp last week, she now hopes to return home.

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria


Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its lightning rise, cruel reign and stubborn fall.

British investigators identify third man in Russian spy poisoning: sources

British investigators have identified a Russian military intelligence officer as a third suspect in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, two European security sources told whisper eye media

The sources confirmed a report by the investigative website Bellingcat which on Thursday identified Denis Sergeev, a high-ranking GRU officer and a graduate of Russia’s Military Diplomatic Academy, as the suspect.

Yemen FM faces backlash for smiling, to Netanyahu


Houthis accuse the Yemeni government of attempting to normalise ties with Israel at an anti-Iran summit in Poland.

Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani has been widely criticised after he was pictured sitting next to, and smiling at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a conference aimed at isolating Iran

Attacked paramilitary force is a poor cousin to India’s army: former officers


The 44 Indian paramilitary police killed by a suicide attack in Kashmir on Thursday were part of a force that is little appreciated, poorly paid and under resourced when compared with the army, according to former senior officers.

People stand outside the house of Bablu Santra, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) member, who was killed after a suicide bomber rammed a car into the bus carrying CRPF personnel on Thursday, at Bauria village in Howrah district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India.

Ex-wife of Russian killed in Syria tells Kremlin – come clean


Olga Markelova’s ex-husband was killed two years ago on a clandestine mission in Syria for the Russian state.

Now she wants the Kremlin to take responsibility for him and scores of other fighters who died in its service.

Netanyahu Leaks Video of Arab Leaders Blasting ‘Toxic’ Iran in Discreet Discussion

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bureau uploaded to the premier’s official YouTube page a video in which Arab leaders can be heard endorsing Netanyahu’s message that Iran poses the biggest threat to the region during a discussion at the Warsaw Middle East summit that was held behind closed doors.

The video was added in a discreet way to an announcement by the prime minister on a different topic, but while briefing reporters in Poland he hinted several times that he expected journalists to find out what was said in the discreet discussion. Netanyahu hinted as well that his team was in possession of the recording of the discussion, but that he could not leak it.

Chinese student charged for throwing pudding at Filipino officer

Chinese student charged for throwing soybean pudding at Filipino officer

A Chinese student who threw her cup of soybean pudding at a police officer in the Philippines has been charged with assault and disobedience.

Zhang Jiale was at a train station in Manila when she was stopped and told she had to finish her dessert before she could enter the station.