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Saudi security forces have arrested 431 suspected
members of the Islamic State militant group, officials
They are accused of plotting suicide attacks on
security forces and mosques in various parts of the
Most of the suspects are Saudi citizens, but they
also include people from six nationalities, including
Yemen and Syria, the interior ministry said.
Saudi Arabia is part of a US-led coalition carrying
out air strikes against Isis militants in Syria and Iraq.
In its statement, the interior ministry said the sus-
pects were planning suicide operations targeting
mosques "on every Friday timed with assassinations
of security men" in the east.
"Terrorist plots to target a diplomatic mission,
security and government facilities" the southern
province of Sharurah were also thwarted, the ministry
In April, Saudi authorities said they had arrested
93 Isis suspects and foiled planned attacks on targets
including the US embassy in Riyadh. (BBC)
held over 'plot'
to attack Saudi
LONDON---The Sun newspaper has sparked
a furore in Britain by releasing decades-old
footage of Queen Elizabeth II---then a young
girl---giving a Nazi salute as she played with
Buckingham Palace criticised the newspaper s
decision to publish on its website the private
family film, which was shot around 1933, when
the future Queen was only about six years old
and as Adolf Hitler had just risen to power in
"It is disappointing that film, shot eight
decades ago and apparently from (Her Majesty s)
personal family archive, has been obtained and
exploited in this manner," a Buckingham Palace
The print version of the Sun, Britain s best-
selling tabloid newspaper, published a still image
taken from the footage---showing Elizabeth
alongside her mother, her three-year-old sister
Princess Margaret and her uncle, who would
later be crowned Edward VII---on its front page
with the headline, "Their royal heilnesses."
The short black-and-white clip, filmed at
the royals Balmoral estate in Scotland, shows
Edward---whom the paper describes as "Nazi-
sympathising"---apparently encouraging his
young nieces and sister-in-law to perform the
salute, before himself joining them.
"While there is clearly no suggestion that
the Queen or Queen Mother were ever Nazi
sympathisers, Edward s links with Hitler and
fascism are very well documented," the article
The Sun also quotes a historian, Karina
Urbach of the London-based Institute of His-
torical Research, as describing the footage as
"an important historical document that asks
serious questions of the Royal Family." (CNN)
Former Greek finance min-
ister Yanis Varoufakis said that
economic reforms imposed on
his country by creditors are
"going to fail," ahead of talks
on a huge bailout.
Varoufakis said Greece was
subject to a programme that will
"go down in history as the great-
est disaster of macroeconomic
The German Parliament
approved the opening of nego-
tiations on Friday.
The bailout could total €86bn
(£60bn) in exchange for austerity
In a damning assessment,
Varoufakis said, "This pro-
gramme is going to fail whoever
undertakes its implementation."
Asked how long that would
take, he replied: "It has failed
Varoufakis resigned earlier this
month, in what was widely seen
as a conciliatory gesture towards
the eurozone finance ministers
with whom he had clashed fre-
He said Greek Prime Minister
Alexis Tsipras, who has admitted
that he does not believe in the
bailout, had little option but to
"We were given a choice
between being executed and
capitulating. And he decided
that capitulation was the optimal
Tsipras has announced a Cab-
inet reshuffle, sacking several
ministers who voted against the
reforms in Parliament this week.
But he opted not to bring in
technocrats or opposition politi-
cians as replacements.
Greece must pass further
reforms on Wednesday next
week to secure the bailout.
Germany was the last of the
eurozone countries needing par-
liamentary approval to begin the
But the head of the group of
eurozone finance ministers,
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, has warned
that the process will not be easy,
saying he expected the negoti-
ations to take four weeks.
Yesterday, the Greek govern-
ment ordered banks to open on
Monday following three weeks
But the decree stated that the
weekly withdrawal limit should
be a maximum €420.
Separately, the European
Council approved the €7bn
bridging loan for Greece from
an EU-wide emergency fund.
The loan was approved in prin-
ciple by eurozone ministers on
Thursday and now has the go-
ahead from all non-euro states.
It means Greece will now be
able to repay debts to two of its
creditors, the ECB and Interna-
tional Monetary Fund (IMF), due
on Monday. (BBC)
Greece debt crisis: 'Reforms will fail'
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
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