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As Qatar faces diplomatic and trade turmoil, Turkish parliament has approved legislation that will send Turkish troops to one of the country's military bases in Qatar, according to Al Jazeera . Speaking after meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Berlin, Sigmar Gabriel said "a deep dispute between neighbors is the last thing that is needed" in a region already beset by crises and the threat of greater military conflict.
  • IRAN: Death toll in Tehran attacks rises to 17

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    Bahrain's opposition February 14 Revolution Youth Coalition and the Islamic Action Society deplored the attacks, describing them as desperate attempts to break the nation's will for the establishment of justice in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has denied involvement, Reuters reports . The Islamic State group claimed the attacks. Hezbollan and Iran are locked in twin military conflicts in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State jihadists and Gulf- and Western-backed local opposition forces.
  • Legal experts: Trump's comments inappropriate, maybe worse

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    January 6: FBI Director James Comey briefs President-elect Trump on the Intelligence Community brief concerning Russian interference in the USA election. In a startling disclosure, Comey revealed that after his firing he actually tried to spur the special counsel's appointment by giving one of his memos about Trump to a friend of his to release to the press.
  • Brazil judges clash over evidence in case against president

    Brazil judges clash over evidence in case against president

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    Judge Herman Benjamin, the rapporteur on the case, said he was open to allowing the use of testimonies obtained from some 77 former executives of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to systematically bribing government officials in exchange for public works contracts.
  • Hezbollah condemns Iran terror attack as death toll rises to 16

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    On the streets of the capital Thursday, Iranians said they remained suspicious that Saudi Arabia had a hand in the attack. But no proof or specifics were offered. Hezbollah is seen as an Iranian proxy in Syria and Lebanon and has aligned itself with Tehran amid mounting regional tensions with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
  • Final polls reveal nobody knows whats going to happen in the election

    Final polls reveal nobody knows whats going to happen in the election

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    Before the election, May had a majority of 12 seats, won in 2015 under Conservative Party leader David Cameron, who stepped down after losing the Brexit vote. Brexit failed to emerge as a major issue in the campaign, as both the Conservatives and Labour said they would respect voters' wishes and go through with the divorce.
  • Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place

    Andy Murray defeats Kei Nishikori to book semi-final place

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    So it was a bit of a guess which Nishikori would turn up Wednesday at a sunny but somewhat windy Court Philippe Chatrier. "For sure I need more consistency". Realistically, it's over for Novak Djokovic , at least for the Djokovic we've known for the last six years. "It was a similar situation coming in previous year", Murray said.
  • Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

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    In the Middle East, Indonesian migrant workers were mostly employed in the countries that are now engaged in a diplomatic spat against Qatar, namely Bahrain , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates . Foreigners residing in Qatar in possession of a Qatari residence visa would also not be eligible for visas on arrival in the UAE, an Etihad spokesman said in an email.
  • Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Senate

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    What set off the alarms for Comey in his first one-on-one meeting with Trump? Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School and well-known defence lawyer, added that Trump's comments to Comey were "ambiguous statements" and "not even close to obstruction of justice".
  • USA suspects Russian Federation planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

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    His posts came as Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and cut diplomatic ties with the Gulf state, which hosts a major US military base. Some banks in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have already begun cutting their exposure to Qatar , other people said on Wednesday. US President Donald Trump has offered to help resolve a worsening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries in the Middle East, a ...
  • 5 things to watch for at the Comey hearing

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    In the hearing room, Trump is counting on loyal Republicans to confront Comey, with members of his team also planning to compare his remarks to Comey's May congressional testimony for evidence of possible perjury. Comey described these meetings as an attempt to "create some sort of patronage relationship". "And in fact, according to Mr. Comey, the President told Mr.