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Saudi foreign minister says Gulf states can solve Qatar row alone

On May 23, the Qatar News Agency published a story that they alleged was falsely attributed to the country's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Russian Federation rejected reports it hacked into the Qatari state news agency and planted fake stories to exacerbate a rift between Middle Eastern states .



Will hard Brexit go soggy? Dutch papers react to British hung parliament

If, in this hung parliament , it takes a while to form a government , then potentially there could be a formal delay to Brexit negotiations. Rather than resign, May clung to the hope that her Conservatives might still be able to govern by making deals with another party or group of parties.



Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute

Responding to the list overnight, Qatar issued a statement saying: "We do not, have not and will not support terrorist groups". The article quoted Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as cautioning against confrontation with Iran , as well as defending the Palestinian group Hamas and Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shi'ite movement allied with Tehran.



Japan passes law for Emperor Akihito to abdicate

The abdication must take place within three years of the new law taking effect or it expires, and it only applies to Akihito. Monarchy has shrinking royal population and few male successors. Some scholars and politicians have also argued that changing the law to allow any emperor to abdicate would risk Japan's monarchs becoming subject to political manipulation.



Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha

File image of Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. During that period, Qatar doubled down on its maverick foreign policy, lending a degree of political and even economic support to Iran and several of its proxies , such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Assad regime in Syria.