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A Qatari official said Trump in the call had "expressed readiness to find a solution to the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, and stressed his keenness that the Gulf remains stable". Now Qatar is vulnerable. One U.S. intelligence official said that while Russia has the expertise and an incentive to sow division among Arab states allied with the United States, Russian hackers were available for hire to other countries and criminal groups.
  • Qatar Seeks Trump's Help, and Tillerson Delivers

    Qatar Seeks Trump's Help, and Tillerson Delivers

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    The designations point to the fact that despite repeated calls from the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the worldwide community, Qatar remains a permissive jurisdiction for terrorism financing. The riyal currency has tumbled and the cost of insuring Qatari debt against default has risen. Saudi Arabia and other nations cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar earlier this week.
  • USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

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    It accused Doha of harboring "terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to destabilize the region including the Muslim Brotherhood , Daesh (the Islamic State group) and Al-Qaeda". Riyadh , Cairo and their allies accuse Qatar of supporting militant Islamist movements across the region. Even though the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the dual attacks, Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed it on Saudi Arabia and vowed to take revenge.
  • Expert believes officer justified in shooting

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    Officer Jeronimo Yanez says he thought he was going to die, and his wife and baby daughter's face popped into his mind just before he fatally shot motorist Philando Castile. When asked by a lawyer if use of force was necessary, Yanez replied "Yes". After Castile was stopped, Yanez asked him to present his driver's license and insurance card.
  • Turkey's Erdogan says isolating Qatar will not solve crisis

    Turkey's Erdogan says isolating Qatar will not solve crisis

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    The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday approved mandate allowing troops to be deployed to Turkish military base in Qatar. While maintaining good relations with the Gulf states , Turkey has vowed to continue to back its close ties with Qatar, which Erdogan again defended yesterday.
  • Iran: 41 ISIS suspects arrested after Tehran twin attacks

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    He did not elaborate. The intelligence ministry said 41 suspects were arrested in Tehran , in the northwestern provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan, and in West Azerbaijan, near the borders with Iraq and Turkey. Iranian foreign minister, Mohammed JavadZarif, respondedangrily to Trump's statement on Twitter telling his followers, " Repugnant WH statement & Senate sanction as Iranians counter terror backed by United States clients".
  • Comeback Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason in Game 4

    Comeback Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason in Game 4

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    As the final seconds ticked off, Cleveland fans chanted " Cavs in Seven". Roughly 90 minutes before tip-off of Game 4 on Friday night, he offered a bit more insight. It has again ignited the debate about whether it's "good for the game " that a player of Durant's stature can join a team of Golden State's pedigree - and what can be done to prevent it, if it's deemed bad.
  • Bill Cosby to accuser Andrea Constand's mother: 'Mom, she had an orgasm'

    Bill Cosby to accuser Andrea Constand's mother: 'Mom, she had an orgasm'

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    Pierro , who moved to D.C. a month ago from Peru, countered and said, "I don't think the jury makeup will play a huge role into it". On Tuesday, Constand, 44, told the court that, when she went to Cosby's home to discuss her career, the comedian, who was serving as her mentor, gave her three pills an told her, "It's time for you to relax", USA Today reported.
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE welcome Trump's warning to Qatar

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    Tillerson sat a few feet away from Trump in the Rose Garden as the president put the blame squarely on Qatar. In a joint news conference with Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Khalifa, Cavusoglu said Turkey would continue its efforts to resolve the dispute, as Qatar faces isolation imposed by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism.
  • Two of Theresa May's closest aides quit after election result

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    Mrs May's joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resigned in the wake of the election which saw Mrs May lose her Commons majority. The Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell short by eight. "This one clearly had the prime minister rattled". What's the response been like? It should be mentioned that the Conservatives had a majority before the elections took place.
  • UAE minister suggests embargo if Qatar doesn't change course

    UAE minister suggests embargo if Qatar doesn't change course

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    Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and several other countries severed diplomatic and transport ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless. "As Qatar is a neighbour, it should commit to the rules of security and the stability of the Gulf". "We are an independent country with sovereignty and we refuse any custody over Qatar", he said, speaking at the ministry of foreign affairs.