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LONDON---Detectives in London still
are trying to determine the cause of
the death for a Muslim man who died
during the van attack near Finsbury
Park Mosque, the city's police chief
Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Cressida Dick said a special post-mor-
tem examination has been carried out on
the victim, 51-year-old Makram Ali. Ali
was already ill and receiving first aid early
Monday when a van swerved at him and
It will be important for police and prose-
cutors to determine if he died as a direct re-
sult of the van attack. If the attack is judged
to have caused his death, the suspect could
face more serious charges than if Ali were
found to have died for other reasons.
Police have characterised the incident,
which came as worshippers were leaving
mosques after prayers marking the holy
month of Ramadan, as a terrorist attack
directed at Muslims.
Ali was pronounced dead at the scene
and nine other people were hospitalised.
British health officials said four patients
were still hospitalised yesterday, with two
in critical condition.
Suspect Darren Osborne, 47, is being
questioned by police but has not been
charged. Osborne, who had been living
in Wales, was arrested on several counts,
including suspicion of murder.
His family said he had been "troubled"
for a long time.
The attack has raised tensions in Lon-
don, which had already been struck by
three separate terror attacks in the last
London police say a man was subdued
with a stun gun and arrested early Wednes-
day after he was reported to be attacking
people at the Regents Park Mosque in north
Police said no one was actually attacked
but the man was waving a shoe horn taken
from the mosque at people.
Police said that incident is not seen as
related to terrorism.
RIYADH---Saudi Arabia's King Salman on
Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mo-
hammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing
him first-in-line to the throne and removing
the country's counterterrorism czar and a fig-
ure well-known to Washington from the line of
The monarch stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef
from his title as crown prince and from his powerful
position as the country's interior minister overseeing
security. The announcements were made in a series
of royal decrees carried on the state-run Saudi Press
The all-but-certain takeover of the throne by Mo-
hammed bin Salman awards near absolute powers to a
prince who has ruled out dialogue with rival Iran, has
moved to isolate neighbouring Qatar for its support
of Islamist groups and who has led a war in Yemen
that has killed thousands of civilians.
The prince already oversees a vast portfolio as de-
fence minister and is spearheading economic reforms.
He has become popular among some of Saudi Arabia's
majority youth for pushing reforms that have opened
the deeply conservative country to entertainment
and greater foreign investments as part of an effort
to overhaul the economy , including plans to list a
percentage of the state-run oil giant Aramco.
The young prince was little known to Saudis and
outsiders before Salman became king in January 2015.
He had previously been in charge of his father's royal
court when Salman was the crown prince.
The Saudi monarch quickly awarded his son ex-
pansive powers and named him deputy crown prince
two years ago to the surprise of many within the royal
family who are more senior and more experienced
than Mohammed bin Salman, also known by his in-
The appointment of such a young royal as the im-
mediate heir to the throne essentially sets Saudi policy
for decades and removes the challenge of uncertainty.
Saudi Arabia's stock market was up by more than 3.5
per cent in mid-day trading.
"He could be there for 50 years," said Kristian Coates
Ulrichsen, a research fellow at the James A Baker III
Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. "If you
look at it positively, it is basically setting Saudi Ara-
bia's course into the 21st century." (AP)
In this May 14, 2012 file photo, Prince Mohammed bin
Salman waits for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the
opening of a Gulf Co-operation Council summit in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP PHOTO
UK police studying cause of death in mosque attack
as first heir
PORT OF SPAIN CORPORATION
CITY DAY PARADE 2017
The Port of Spain Corporation is holding its Annual City Day Parade on
Friday June 23rd, 2017 culminating at Woodford Square, Port of Spain.
This year, the City Day Parade once again includes a display by Military
and Para-Military Groups.
The parade commences at 9.00 a.m. from Queen's Park Savannah unto
Frederick Street, around the roundabout at the Brian Lara Promenade,
right along Independence Square, right unto Abercromby Street then
unto Knox Street, right onto Frederick Street and will be dismissed at
Kindly note that no parking will be permitted on the route and the
wrecker will be in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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