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United Arab Emirates Denies Washington Post Report That It Orchestrated Qatar Hack

The United Arab Emirates has denied a Washington Post report that claims the country orchestrated a hack of Qatari state news and social media websites in May, an incident that triggered the region's worst diplomatic crisis in decades. (more…)

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France Calls for Swift Lifting of Sanctions Targeting Qatar

France called on Saturday for a swift lifting of sanctions that target Qatari nationals in an effort to ease a month-long rift between the Gulf country and several of its neighbors. (more…)

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Tillerson Flies to Gulf for Talks on Qatar Crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to the Gulf on Monday for talks aimed at finding a breakthrough in the crisis over the cutoff of diplomatic and transport links with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and three regional allies. (more…)

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Qatar Delivers Response to Demands From Saudi-led Bloc

Qatar's foreign minister has arrived in Kuwait carrying an official response to a list of demands from the Saudi-led bloc, according to Qatari officials in Doha. (more…)

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Gulf Deadline to Resolve Qatar Rift Approaches

Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night. (more…)

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Germany Urges All Sides in Qatar Crisis to Hold Direct Talks, Avoid Escalation

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday appealed to all sides in the Qatar crisis to hold direct talks to avoid a further escalation, and urged Iran to play a constructive role. (more…)

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Sen. Bob Corker to Withhold Approval of Arms Sales to Arab Nations Until There is a Clear Path of Settling Crisis With Qatar

An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar. (more…)

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Turkish Foreign Minister Lands in Qatar to Repair Rift With Gulf Arab States

Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar's rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. (more…)

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In Diplomatic Crisis, Qatar Hires Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft

Qatar has paid $2.5 million to the law firm of a former attorney general under U.S. President George W. Bush to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding, a matter at the heart of the Gulf diplomatic crisis that erupted last week. (more…)

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At Least 12 People Killed, Over 40 Injured in Simultaneous Gun and Suicide Bomb Attacks on Iran’s Parliament and Shrine; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say Saudi Arabia supported ISIS in the deadly twin attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, an accusation likely to infuriate the Saudi kingdom amid high tensions in the region. (more…)

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Trump Says Rift Among Arab States Shows His Middle East Trip is ‘Paying Off’

U.S. President Donald Trump, wading into a deep rift among Arab states, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was "already paying off", as governments there took a hard new line in accusing Qatar of funding militant groups. (more…)

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