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How Saudi Arabia and allies strong-armed Qatar, blindsided US

For Qatar , the base provides security from any regional rivals and an insurance policy for USA support - something it has no doubt been conscious of in recent days. The Amir held talks with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai , and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.



Qatar crisis: Donald Trump calls Saudi's King Salman, asks for Gulf unity

Doha subsequently cultivated not only Islamists like America's foes Iran , Hamas and the Taliban in pursuit of leverage, but also Washington itself, hosting the largest U.S. sending out imams and teachers to set up schools and mosques to preach that particularly harsh brand of Islam". The Gulf states "said they would take a hard line on funding.


Ariana Grande PH concert to push through in August

Ariana Grande PH concert to push through in August

Ariana's song " One Last Time ", which has been re-released with most of the proceeds going to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund , is also heading for #1 on the United Kingdom chart. We love you so much. It is incredibly sad that repetition has made it cliche to say that violence and terrorism shouldn't restrain us from the activities that make us happy, but One Love Manchester and other shows of solidarity with the Manchester victims are audible (literally) reminders that this ...


President Rouhani: Iranian Nation to Defeat Terrorism, Violence

President Rouhani: Iranian Nation to Defeat Terrorism, Violence

The IRGC said it would retaliate for the innocent blood shed in the Tehran attacks and pledged to safeguard the country's national security. Iran has also been helping to battle IS in Iraq , which sent its condolences. The UAE state news agency WAM said President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan had condemned "the horrific crime". "This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the USA president ( Donald Trump ) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support ...


Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as new FBI director

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as new FBI director

Wray , now in private practice at law firm King & Spalding, worked from 2003 to 2005 at the Justice Department as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division under former Republican President George W. Matthew Miller, who served as a spokesman for the Obama DOJ and has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration, wrote that Wray is "probably the best choice from the WH short list" and called him a " serious, respectable pick".



United Kingdom terror threat kept at 'severe'

London police carried out more raids and detained "a number" of people during searches at locations in the Newham and Barking areas. After a suicide bomber killed 22 people in the city of Manchester on May 22, British police and politicians were furious when USA media, citing intelligence sources, named the perpetrator and then published photographs of evidence from the scene.