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June 16, 2017 5:59 AM Trump to announce revised policy toward Cuba, keeping many of Obama's changes

President will announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military Stopping short of a complete turnabout, U.S. President Donald Trump is expected Friday to announce a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations and allowing U.S. airlines and cruise ships 20

June 16, 2017 5:06 AM Trump to clamp down on Cuba travel, trade, curbing Obama's detente

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday will announce plans to tighten restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and clamp down on U.S. business dealings with the island’s military, rolling back parts of former President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Havana. Laying out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami, Trump will issue a presidential 34

June 16, 2017 4:02 AM No winners in Trump’s reversal of US Cuba policy

Two years after the Obama administration initiated the thawing of US relations with Cuba, President Trump wants to partially roll back the rapprochement. An event is planned for Friday in Miami, where Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on American travel to the island and on US companies doing business with the Cuban government. For one, there 13

June 16, 2017 2:00 AM Gulf Showdown Exposes Qatar’s Fragility

The soft power of the world’s richest nation has rarely looked weaker as its isolation heads into a third week. At her new exhibition in Doha, Qatari artist Maryam Al-Semaitt explained to guests the central message of her latest work: what happens when great wealth is taken for granted. That money, mainly from selling natural gas from a peninsula in the Gulf desert 70

June 15, 2017 12:02 PM Somalia restaurant attack: Death toll rises to 31 as overnight siege ends

An overnight attack and siege by al-Shabab extremists on a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital has killed at least 31, police said. Security forces in Mogadishu ended the siege at Pizza House restaurant, a popular eatery frequented by the city’s elite, Thursday morning after snipers fired on the attackers. A mother whose daughter was shot in the head by attackers 79

June 15, 2017 11:00 AM Somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels

Mogadishu - Somali survivors early on Thursday described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists that was ended by security forces. At least 17 people, including foreigners, were dead, police and an ambulance driver said. Survivors of the attack were led by soldiers from the Pizza House 45

June 15, 2017 8:03 AM Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 17 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 17 people were killed in the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic extremists that was ended Thursday morning by security forces. Somali survivors early described harrowing scenes in which attackers hunted patrons of the popular Pizza House restaurant. The injured were taken by ambulances 42

June 13, 2017 9:35 AM How Instagram's 'Rich Kids of Hong Kong' spend their fortunes

Lifestyle How Instagram's 'Rich Kids of Hong Kong' spend their fortunes If you're an Instagram user, you may already be aware of how glamorous life can be as a rich kid in London, Dubai, Beverly Hills, and even Mexico City. The ubiquitous "Rich Kids of..." has spawned TV shows, websites, and books — and new variations on the theme keep popping up. The Rich Kids of Hong Kong Instagram 47

June 10, 2017 8:39 AM Qatar-Gulf rift: Key moments of the ongoing crisis

All you need to know from economic sanctions and the censorship of Al Jazeera, to Kuwaiti diplomacy and Turkish support. On Monday, June 5, most people in Qatar were fast asleep when neighbouring Bahrain announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Doha, delivering the first of a series of coordinated diplomatic strikes that has left the region in disarray 49

June 8, 2017 9:32 PM Somali extremists kill dozens in attack on military base

Dozens of soldiers were killed early Thursday in a dawn attack by the Somali extremist group the Shabab on a military base in the Somali region of Puntland. The Shabab — allied with Islamic State rival Al Qaeda — said it was responsible for the attack and claimed to have killed 61 soldiers. The precise casualty figure was not known but the Associated 24