Qatar faces further isolation and possible expulsion from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) if its response to a list of demands made nearly two weeks ago is not satisfactory. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab emirates, Egypt and Bahrain are due to meet in Cairo to discuss Qatar’s reply to 13 demands they sent to Qatar in return for the lifting sanctions imposed last month. Source Al Arabiya
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The head of MI5 has said Britain is now facing the worst terror threat he has ever seen in his 34-year career. Andrew Parker, director general of the security service, gave a rare public speech, calling the threat “multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before”. Source Evening standard
Unemployment among native Swedes fell to 3.9 percent in August – the lowest level since August 2008 before the financial crisis, according to statistics by national job agency Arbetsförmedlingen. A total of 22 percent of people born outside of Sweden were registered as unemployed at the end of August. Source TheLocal
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved plans to launch the country’s own cryptocurrency, Russian Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov said Sunday. Source: Daily Sabah