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    Saudi official tells Qatari minister: Riyadh gave you chances to solve crisis

    Advisor at the Saudi Arabia's royal court Saud al-Qahtani, responded on Friday to tweets made by the former prime minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, for criticizing Riyadh and the Gulf Cooperation Council. Coutnless chances Last Update: Saturday, 24 March 2018 KSA 12:10 - GMT 09:10

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    Cruise’s UAE mission

    JEDDAH: “Mission Impossible” star Tom Cruise has returned to the UAE for shooting on the sixth instalment of the popular franchise. The Abu Dhabi Film Commission posted a photo of Cruise in full flight suit on Instagram, alongside members of the local film crew from twofour54 Abu Dhabi, and a UAE airforce plane that was used in the shoot. “Mission made possible with @tomcruise #inAbuDhabi, thanks to homegrown talent @2454abudhabi while filming #MissionImpossible Fallout,” the photo was captioned. Cruise and the “Mission Impossible: Fallout” team are shooting the final sections of the Abu Dhabi leg of their schedule, with the shoot expected to wrap up shortly. Speculation had been rife on social

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    Attacker yells 'Muslim go home' at Sikh

    A Sikh man was verbally abused by an attacker who yelled "Muslim go home" at him outside Parliament, police have said. The victim, 42, was queuing outside Portcullis House when the man approached and grabbed his turban. After failing to remove it, he fled the scene. The Met said it was treating the attack as a hate crime. It released CCTV images of the suspect, who is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, and of stocky build. He was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue jeans, and had a black backpack.

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    US destroyer sails close to contested island in South China Sea

    (CNN)A US destroyer has sailed within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese-claimed island in the South China Sea, a highly-contested stretch of water where China's been reclaiming land and building islands, the US Navy confirmed in a statement Friday. The same day, Chinese Navy announced it would hold live fire drills in the sea, in what it called a "routine arrangement" designed to test its combat readiness. The US Navy conducts regular Freedom of Navigation operations in the region with the unstated goal of challenging China's huge, disputed territorial claims in the South China Sea. On Friday, the USS Mustin sailed close to Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, an island chain also claimed by the Philippines, the US Navy said.

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    US family found dead in Mexican resort

    A family of four from Iowa have been found dead inside their rented holiday home in Mexico, authorities say. The Sharp family had been expected to attend a basketball game in Illinois on Wednesday. A missing person report was filed after they did not show up. The incident took place in the popular resort of Tulum, according to the Mexico Tourism Board. Mexican and US police say there was no sign of traumatic injury and no foul play is suspected at this time. "Autopsies are being performed in Mexico and results are pending," the police department in Creston, Iowa, said in a statement on Friday. A local news station in Mexico reports that investigators are looking into whether food poisoning or

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    Queen Latifah mourns her mom

    (CNN)Queen Latifah announced on Thursday that her mother, Rita Owens, has died. The actress released a statement stating her mother passed away Wednesday after a longtime battle with heart disease. "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today," Latifah said in a statement to People. "Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldy but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life." The statement continued: "She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over. I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your

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    Jubeir: We cooperate with the United States in containing Iran

    Jubeir: We cooperate with the United States in containing Iran Last Update: Friday, 23 March 2018 KSA 23:18 - GMT 20:18