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Qatar deports Saudi asylum-seeker to Saudi Arabia - Amnesty

The current spat between Qatar and its neighbours began after the Qatar News Agency published a number of stories which conflicted with the agency's official line. Saudi Arabia also stands on the Human Rights Council, despite the ultraconservative Sunni Muslim nation's poor record detailed by numerous global watchdogs.



Philippine police seek casino attacker's identity

None of the victims appeared to have gunshot wounds inflicted by the shooter, though police reported one security officer shot herself in panic when the gunman entered. "There is no element of violence, threat or intimidation that leads to terrorism ", Dela Rosa said. Jeri Ann Santiago, who works in the emergency room at the San Juan de Dios hospital, close to Resorts World, said 13 people were being treated, but more were on the way.



Passenger detained after causing disturbance on flight

A flight attendant told him to sit down, and he was reportedly subdued when he attempted to open the cockpit door, according to ABC News' TSA source. Police said officers responded to the call about Uskanil at about 2:45 a.m.in Los Angeles before being released. The escort was in accordance with security procedures, a Navy commander told CNBC .



Malaysia Airlines flight forced to land over bomb scare

On Thursday, a mentally disturbed culinary student grabbed a flight attendant's arm and told nearly 300 passengers that he had a bomb . Police weren't treating it as a terrorist incident. "Five statements were taken (from me)", he said. Police wearing body armour removed the man off the plane. Passenger Scott Lodge told Australian Associated Press that the man grabbed a flight attendant by the arm and she screamed out for help.


Mike Dubke, Trump's communications director, resigned

Mike Dubke, Trump's communications director, resigned

White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday, saying it had been an honor to serve Trump. Trump's people have said the White House will no longer give any briefings on the Russian probes. "Ultimately the best messenger is the president himself", Spicer said on Tuesday. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said "I don't like it", when asked about Kushner's attempt to set up a secret communication channel.



ACLU against effort to allow Trump travel ban

The Court of Appeals "concluded that the president acted in bad faith with religious animus when, after consulting with three members of his cabinet, he placed a brief pause on entry from six countries that present heightened risks of terrorism ", the filing read .