BEIRUT, Lebanon — For years, the tiny, energy-rich country of Qatar has carved out a niche in the Arab world by trying to be everything to everyone.
LONDON — Everyone called him “Abs.” He gave out Halloween candy to children and taught them how to play Ping-Pong. He invited his neighbors to a barbecue.
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. Why Britain? Why now? Saturday’s terrorist attack in London was the third in three months in a country with widespread surveillance, raising questions over how else it can heighten security.
LONDON — Everyone called him “Abs.” He gave out Halloween candy to children and taught them how to play Ping-Pong. He invited his neighbors to barbecue. But Khurum Shazad Butt was not the typical resident of the East London neighborhood of Barking.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Egypt, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries severed all ties with
Zaghba was arrested last year trying to reach Syria, yet was still able to get into the UK. Reports in the Italian media said he was stopped in Bologna. His mother is Italian and still lives there.