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Kuwait urges Citizens in Belgium not to use public transportation

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#Kuwait Embassy in Belgium urged Citizens to refrain from using trains and metro services, following an explosion at Brussels-Central Station that occurred on Tuesday.
Belgian police forces killed a person at Brussels Central Station, a police spokesman said, while an explosion took place in the station.
“There has been an explosion around a person. This person was neutralized by the soldiers present at the place,” the spokesman was quoted by local media as saying.
The embassy then advised citizens in Belgium not to use public transportation, including trains and metro services.
It urged citizens wishing to contact the embassy in case of emergency to do so on following numbers: Emergency number: +32-47777-5801 Embassy: +32-2647-7950 Email: embassy-kwt@skynet.be.

London Mosque Attacker: ‘I want to kill all Muslims’

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UK: The driver of the van that plowed into worshippers leaving a mosque in London was ranting and raving about wanting to take lives screaming, “I’m going to kill all Muslims,” a witness says. all victims were Muslims, said British police.
This heinous act of terrorism will be thoroughly investigated and security will be tightened around London, mainly near mosques, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a statement.
“London is a city of many faiths and many nationalities. An attack on one community is an attack on all of us,” she added.
On her part, British Home Department Secretary Amber Rudd said London is dealing with the incident as a terrorist attack and will exert further efforts to protect mosques.

Muslims lend Christians hijabs to help them escape Isis in disguise

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#Manila: Terrified Christians are escaping ISIS militants in the Filipino town of Marawi by wearing hijabs borrowed from Muslims. There are around 1,500 people trapped in the besieged Filipino city, which is about 60 miles south of Cagayan de Oro, Almost 100 people have escaped on foot, while others have swum across the river. Medics tending those who have made their way out alive recounted the resourcefulness of those who fled.

13 PHL marines killed, US forces join fight as Marawi city siege continues

kuw#Manila: 13 Philippine marines were killed in fierce fighting with militants linked to the ISIS who have laid siege to a southern city for nearly three weeks in the biggest single-day loss for government forces, the military said Saturday.
United States special forces have joined the battle to crush the militants holed up in Marawi City, the Philippines military said the US was providing technical assistance to end the siege but it had no boots on the ground.

Philippines halts workers’ deployment to Qatar

Manila: The Philippines on Tuesday halted the deployment of workers to Qatar as the gas-rich Gulf state grappled with a diplomatic crisis after its neighbours cut ties with Doha. Labour chief Silvestre Bello said Manila was taking precautions as it fears that problems like food shortages could affect the more than 200,000 Filipinos in Qatar should the crisis worsen. President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman Ernesto Abella said the actions by the Gulf states may have “some ripple effects” on Filipino workers.