Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops

Bruno Cirelli
Mag 26, 2017

Two days after 22 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on her concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Ariana Grande has officially canceled her tour dates through the beginning of June, Variety reports.

According to ITV News, Abedi's father Ramadan was detained by Libyan counter terrorism police while recording television interviews.

"If we gave up information that has interfered in any way with their investigation because it tipped off people in Britain - perhaps associates of this person that we identified as the bomber - then that's a real problem and they have every right to be furious".

Focus reported that German authorities are now trying to determine whether Abedi had contact with Islamic extremists in Germany before flying to Manchester last week. "This is not us".

A witness who attended the concert said she felt a huge blast as she was leaving the arena, followed by screaming and a rush by thousands of people trying to escape the building. "As we were discussing news of similar attacks earlier, he was always against those attacks, saying there's no religious justification for them".

Following the attack, almost 1,000 are now being deployed on Britain's streets to support police, as the United Kingdom remains on its highest terror alert amid fears of another attack. "We have been following him for more than one month and a half", Bin Salem said.

"From the United Kingdom perspective it is a relationship that they very much want to continue, but obviously that depends on mutual trust, because that's the basis on which highly classified information is shared", Devanny told VICE News. In 1993, he fled the oil-rich North African country to Saudi Arabia after he was accused of helping Islamists by tipping them off before police raids.

Officials are probing how often Abedi had traveled to Libya, which has seen an eruption of armed Islamist groups since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed in 2011.

Abedi and another brother stayed behind to finish up school, the news service reported.

Greater Manchester Police say Abedi - a British national whose father, Ramadan, comes from Libya - was part of a wider terror network. Little is known about what Abedi did in those places.

In his statement, Trump - who was already struggling domestically to stem a tide of damaging leaks from law enforcement agencies - said the information coming out in the U.S. media was "deeply troubling".

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