Jun 11 2017
Measures taken by the United Arab Emirates and other nations against Qatar are aimed at pressuring Doha into changing its policies, not at overthrowing its regime, a senior UAE official said on Wednesday.
The United Arab Emirates has threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar along with several Gulf states.
The ties between Iran and the UAE as well as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have been rocky over the past years marred by Iran's military occupation of three Islands which the UAE claims their ownership, while Saudi Arabia and Bahrain barely have any ties with their Persian neighbor, whom they accuse of supporting terrorist groups detained on their territories.
The Gulf crisis is showing no signs of abating as it continues to escalate despite efforts by U.S. and Kuwait to calm rising tensions among GCC member states.
Gargash particularly pointed out the tens of millions of dollars paid to Shiite militias and others to free dozens of Qatari ruling family members and others in Iraq after 16 months in captivity.
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi says Qatar's citizens are "questioning if this is going to end up in seeing a change in leadership itself".
The UAE has avoided shutting down its natural gas pipeline with Qatar, despite closing air, sea and land links, due to its dependence on gas to generate electricity, according to reports. Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers, a major recipient of Qatari aid, have called Saudi Arabia's call for Qatar to cut ties with the Palestinian militant group "regrettable" and said it contradicts traditional Arab support for the Palestinian cause.
Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation
The same committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on US surveillance laws, featuring Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Ahead of Coats' testimony Wednesday Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) spokesman Brian P.
United States report warns of China military development overseas
That region accounted for $9 billion of the more than $20 billion in Chinese arms exports from 2011 to 2015. The South Asian country is already a major destination for Chinese arms, the report said.
Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal's prime minister for fourth time
A second phase of local election to choose municipal and village council officials is scheduled for June 28. The second round of voting has been delayed twice, but did not impede Deuba's appointment.
A joint statement from the four countries said they sanctioned the groups and individuals because of "the continuous and ongoing violations of the authorities in Doha of Qatar's commitments and obligations".
Jubeir declined to confirm a list of 10 demands published by Al Jazeera, which included shutting down the Doha-based news channel, but added that Qatar knew what it needed to do to restore normal relations.
The embassy in Abu Dhabi posted the warning on its Facebook wall, saying the UAE government has announced a ban on comments or posts about the diplomatic crisis on social media.
While liberal compared to much of the Middle East, the UAE has tough cybercrime and slander laws under which people can be arrested, imprisoned and deported for taking photographs without the consent of those shown.
Erdogan signed off deals on the Turkish Parliament's approval late on Thursday night, Xinhua news agency reported. It also thanked the FBI and the British National Commission for Combating Crime for assisting it in its investigation.
"The government of Qatar is in denial", he told AFP news agency.
Jun 11 2017
UK Election 2017: May fall short of majority in June
The Times newspaper's front page declared that Britain was "effectively leaderless" and the country "all but ungovernable". Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
Jun 10 2017
White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
In a press conference on Tuesday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump's tweets should be considered official statements . The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University says it'll consider a lawsuit if Trump doesn't unblock Twitter users.
Jun 09 2017
What's Ahead for Oil ETFs, OPEC
The crude oil prices recovered on Thursday following heavy losses the day before on news U.S. stockpiles rose unexpectedly. Many traders still see the main reason for low and falling oil prices as bulging supplies from the United States .
Jun 09 2017
Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured
The post says there are "several serious injuries" but did not provide further details. "He was rather shook", he said of his son. At Grady Memorial Hospital downtown, officials there said they are treating four patients in critical condition.
Jun 08 2017
German music festival evacuated over terror threat
Set up for day 2 of Rock am Ring has commenced and the program is going to be resumed in the early afternoon. The incredibly disciplined fans deserve all our respect and gratitude.
Jun 08 2017
Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial
Cosby claims the relationship was consensual. "I was panicking a little bit but I knew I couldn't really get up", she said. The defense has pointed out that phone records show Constand called Cosby 53 times after she says he assaulted her.
Jun 08 2017
Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals
It's not like you're going to get it for free. "I stayed there until the end, even if I was a little bit upset during the match". Adding to that, in his Grand Slam career, Kevin Anderson has saved 65.6% of the break points he has faced.
Jun 07 2017
Vijay Mallya attends charity ball hosted by Virat Kohli in London
But normally what happens at the charity dinner is that someone who has bought a table is entitled to invite his guests. The dinner event was conducted to raise awareness and funds for those affected by human trafficking.
Jun 07 2017
Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case
"His lawyers tried to justify it by saying it wasn't a travel ban , that it was just extreme vetting ", Cardin told CNN . Trump's administration would then be likely to file its own response before the court's nine justices decide.
Jun 07 2017
Nebraska girl's soccer team disqualified because she 'looks like a boy'
And Billie Jean King, once a top women's tennis player, tweeted , "Mili, continue to be yourself, dream big and go for it. "Listing a male player on a girls team roster is a violation of state and tournament rules", said the soccer club.
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