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Will Qatar agree to Arab countries' new list of demands? Unlikely.

Four Arab countries locked in a blockade of Qatar since June 5 have issued a list of 13 demands posted online by Doha-based Al Jazeera that the Persian Gulf nation is unlikely to accept: 1) Scale back diplomatic ties with Iran; close Iranian diplomatic missions in Qatar; expel members of Iran's...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Qatar faced with punitive list of demands.

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis, insisting their Persian Gulf neighbour shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.

- BangkokPost - TH

In Qatar Airways, American Airlines May Have an Unwanted Suitor.

The unsolicited approach comes amid criticism from United States carriers that Persian Gulf competitors have an unfair advantage.

- New York Times - US

Middle eastern countries have issued a steep list of demands for Qatar.

Associated Press/Malak HarbWASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. In a ...

- Business Insider - US

Qatar faced with punitive list of demands.

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands on Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbour shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.

- BangkokPost - TH

Neighbors Order Qatar to Shut Down al-Jazeera.

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter broadcaster al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran, and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. In a 13-point list—...

- Newser - US

Turkey rejects Gulf Arab states' demands over its Qatar base.

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.

- FOX News - US

Arab States Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera, Shutter Turkish Base.

Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have called on Qatar to shut down state broadcaster Al Jazeera and close a Turkish military base in the Persian Gulf state, according to a draft list of demands offered up to end a diplomatic spat.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Qatar faced with punitive list of demands by Arab neighbors.

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran…

- Billings Gazette - US

Saudi Arabia Sends Demand List to Qatar to End Crisis.

Kuwait has reportedly given Doha a steep list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies boycotting Qatar in an attempt to end the unprecedented diplomatic crisis unfolding in the Persian Gulf region. The Associated Press reported Friday that it had obtained a copy of the 13-point list from one of the countries involved in ...

- Albawaba - UK

Qatar's Neighbors Issue List of Demands.

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran, and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. In a 13-point list—presented...

- Newser - US

Neighbors Hand Qatar Their List of Demands

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. In a 13-point list, presented to the Qataris by Kuwait, ...

- Voice of America - US

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran…

- Billings Gazette - US

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and close down a Turkish military base in Qatar.

- FOX News - US

Saudi Arabia deports 15,000 Qatari camels as diplomatic feud simmers in Persian Gulf

Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Qatar, closing the border and thousands of camels unable to cross are left starving and stranded

- National Post - CA

AP Analysis: Saudi shakeup, Qatar crisis show a Gulf on edge

There was a time when the mention of the Persian Gulf brought to mind images of pampered societies ruled by aging monarchs content to preside quietly over their oil money and fantastical skyscrapers while the U.S. kept the peace.

- FOX News - US

Trump’s Preferred Candidate Wins Again, This Time in Saudi Arabia

The president views Mohammed bin Salman, the newly named Saudi crown prince, as a key ally in his effort to cement a Sunni Muslim alliance in the Persian Gulf.

- New York Times - US

U.S. State Dept. critical of Saudi Arabia's handling of Qatar embargo

The State Department publicly criticized Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf nations for their handling of an embargo against Qatar.

- UPI - US

Modeling Gulf War illness: Knowing the cause of brain dysfunction is key to finding a cure

When hundreds of thousands of American troops deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 and 1991 in the First Gulf War, they were exposed to a variety of chemicals. These chemicals -- especially when coupled with war-related stress -- seem to still be affecting nearly 200,000 Gulf War veterans -- or 25 to 32 percent of those who ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Iran, China Hold Joint Military Drills in Persian Gulf

State sponsor of terror Iran and communist China began holding a joint military exercise in the Persian Gulf this week, where provocative clashes between the U.S. Navy and ships from the Islamic Republic have escalated in recent years.

- Breitbart - US

Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes

FLYING OVER THE PERSIAN GULF — Sitting on an airplane from Qatar trying to get home to Dubai, I could only watch frustrated as a scrolling map showed my flight pass overhead of my skyscraper-studded city and continue further…

- Billings Gazette - US

Iraq's Abadi Visits Saudis To Promote Reconciliation Between Shi'a, Sunnis

Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi visited Saudi Arabia on June 19 in the first leg of a tour of the Persian Gulf region that will also include Iran and Kuwait, his office said.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Is This the Future of Chinese Submarine Power?

Lyle J. Goldstein Security, China There are hints that China might pursue foreign basing for its submarine force. Between major decisions on a new deployment to Afghanistan and a wholly new Persian Gulf crisis, not to mention the boiling crises in Syria and North Korea, Washington strategists can be forgiven for putting ...

- The National Interest - US

With a blockade deadline looming, families in Qatar face a tough choice: Stay or go?

Wafa Yazeedi, a doctor and single mother who runs a hospital in this tiny Persian Gulf nation, has found herself in the middle of a sudden political crisis that has engulfed parts of the Arab world — and threatened to break up her family. A blockade of Qatar that took full effect this weekend technically...

- Los Angeles Times - US

China and Iran carry out naval exercise near Strait of Hormuz as US holds drill with Qatar

China and Iran have conducted a joint naval exercise near the ­strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf amid rising tensions in the region. The official IRNA news agency said the drill on Sunday included an Iranian warship and two ­Chinese destroyers, a logistics ship and one helicopter. The Chinese flotilla ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China and Iran just held a naval exercise amid simmering tensions in the Persian Gulf

Lamar Salter China and Iran held a joint naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf amid rising tension in the region. The official IRNA news agency said the drill on Sunday included an Iranian warship and two Chinese destroyers, a logistics ship and one helicopter. The Chinese flotilla went to ...

- Business Insider - US

Tillerson takes over as mediator of Persian Gulf dispute

Efforts to end a two-week-old crisis in the Persian Gulf shifted to the U.S., as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceled a trip to Mexico to try to end a Saudi-led coalition's isolation of Qatar.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Opinion: The USA stands by Qatar

The USA has signed a multi-billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar, which is enmired in a diplomatic spat in the Persian Gulf. The two nations are also holding joint military maneuvers: a strong signal, says Christian Meier.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Kuwait Reduces Death Sentence Of 'Mastermind' Of Pro-Iran Cell

Kuwait's Supreme Court has reduced the death sentence of a man convicted of establishing a pro-Iranian cell and of plotting attacks in the Persian Gulf Arab state.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Iranian Fisherman Killed by Saudi Coastguards

Saudi Arabia's coastguard has killed an Iranian fisherman in the waters south of Iran, a senior border official of the Islamic Republic says. The incident happened after two Iranian boats fishing in the Persian Gulf strayed from their course due to big sea waves, the Iranian Interior Ministry's director general for border ...

- Albawaba - UK

Iran, China Hold Naval Drills In Persian Gulf

Iran and China have held naval drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Iran, China Conduct Naval Drill in Gulf

Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and U.S. military in the Gulf and is likely to be a cause of concern for Washington. In recent months, the U.S. navy has accused the ...

- Voice of America - US

Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf

Iran's navy has conducted a joint exercise with a Chinese fleet near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

- Zee News - IN

Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf

- Townhall.com - US

Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

In the feud among nations in the Persian Gulf, the President Trump has supported the ones with which he does business.

- New York Times - US

Iran Says Saudi Arabia Killed Iranian Fisherman In Persian Gulf

Iranian officials say the Saudi coast guard has fired on two fishing boats in the Persian Gulf, killing one fisherman.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Saudi guards fire on Iranian boat, killing fisherman - report | Reuters

DUBAI Saudi border guards have opened fire on an Iranian fishing boat in the Gulf, killing a fisherman, Iran's Tasnim news agency said on Saturday, amid high tension between the two rival states."Two Iranian boats that were fishing in the waters of the Persian Gulf were pushed off their course by waves. The post Saudi ...

- Firstpost - IN

Trump’s Business Ties in Persian Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

In the feud among Arab nations, President Trump has supported the ones with which he does business.

- New York Times - US

Qatar's ambassador received by Serbia's acting PM

Acting PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic met on Friday with Ambassador of Qatar Sheikh Mubarak bin Fahad Al-Thani, the Serbian government has announced. The Qatari diplomat informed Dacic "about the views of his government regarding the current crisis in relations between the Persian Gulf countries."

- B92 - SK

Iran Regime Boats Trains Laser on US Helicopter in Strait of Hormuz

Iran Focus London, 16 Jun - US officials are reporting that ships belonging to the Iranian Regime have once again behaved threateningly towards the US Navy in the Strait of Hormuz. The Iranian warship shined a spotlight and a laser at the US Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter which was accompanying three U.S. Navy vessels ...

- Iran Focus - UK

World Bank: Persian Gulf economies growing, but face considerable risk

Geopolitical risks, as well as U.S. economic and energy sector influences, could undercut growth for Persian Gulf countries, the World Bank said.

- UPI - US

Tiny Qatar refuses to bend on foreign policy despite a blockade by other Persian Gulf nations

The Persian Gulf this month has been gripped by an unprecedented crisis involving Qatar and several other countries that could see thousands of people forced to move and start new lives. Ongoing tension in the region escalated to crisis level June 5 when a coalition of Arab states in the Gulf Cooperation...

- Los Angeles Times - US

U.S. Accuses Iranian Naval Vessel in 'Unsafe' Strait of Hormuz Encounter

An Iranian Navy vessel confronted three U.S. ships and pointed a laser at a Marine Corps helicopter over the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. military officials said, another in a series of incidents the military considers dangerous and unprofessional.

- Wall Street Journal - US

U.S., Qatar Move Toward Arms Deal Estimated at $12 Billion

The U.S. and Qatar signed a preliminary agreement for the sale of dozens of Boeing Co. F-15 fighter jets to the Persian Gulf monarchy, in a transaction that risks further ensnaring the Trump administration in an escalating dispute between leading Arab countries.

- Wall Street Journal - US

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