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UK spy agency investigating how it dropped the ball on Manchester bomber

Great Manchester Police said a 23-year-old man was arrested Monday in Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of terrorism offenses. British police earlier released a photograph of Abedi on the night of the attack in Manchester and say they believe an apartment in the city centre was where he put together his device.



American Airlines passenger 'duct taped to seat' after attempting to enter cockpit

Mobile phone video footage taken by a passenger after the plane was on the ground and posted on social media showed a man being led down the aisle of the aircraft in handcuffs by Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel. On March 25, the United states banned electronic devices larger than a cell phone from carried onto planes of flights hailing from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates over terror threat.



Iran Re-elects Rouhani as President

Newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani prepares to give a televised speech in the capital Tehran on May 20, 2017. Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting multiple proxy wars in the Middle East, most notably in Yemen and Syria .


United Kingdom lowers security level from 'critical' to 'severe'

United Kingdom lowers security level from 'critical' to 'severe'

London police say extra security is being added for major sporting events this weekend including the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from "critical" to "severe" on Saturday, as authorities said they had made significant progress in unraveling the plot behind the Manchester concert bombing.



Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

But Kelly said such back-channel communications don't bother him and would not be harmful to US security interests. The Republican president returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday to face more questions about alleged communications between Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington.


In the race to unseat Iran's president, two conservatives emerge as contenders

In the race to unseat Iran's president, two conservatives emerge as contenders

He cast his other main rival, Teheran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a former Guards commander and police chief, as a thug who had boasted of personally taking on young demonstrators. Rouhani, in a speech on Monday, told supporters he needed a strong mandate to push for political freedoms and the release of opposition leaders. It is reasonable to assume that this deal would not have been completed (and might not have been attempted) under a more hard-line Iranian president.