UAE calls for western monitoring of Qatar

Iran said it was unclear if the fishing boats had strayed into Saudi waters

The Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel said Saturday it had regained its Arab-language account on Twitter after a brief suspension. The latest country to join the bandwagon was Maldives that also announced maintaining no relations with Gulf state "because of its firm opposition to activities that encourage terrorism and extremism".

Qatar denied the accusations, calling the moves to diplomatically isolate it "unjustified". According to "the New Arab", Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has now urged its counterparts in the Gulf to increase its severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar by increasing its boycott to Ankara until it halts its support for Qatar.

"But Qatar and Iran have a pragmatic relationship", Juneau says.

Jubeir did not detail what complaints could be made, but added that they will be presented "very soon". They are demanding far greater concessions from Qatar than they ever did in the past - such as closing Al-Jazeera and expelling Hamas leaders - in return for restoring ties. First, since Pakistan has cordial relations with both Qatar and Saudi Arabia and is also dependent on both the Gulf countries for economic reasons, it can not afford to be partisan and take sides in the prevailing conflict.

For its part, Saudi Arabia went all in behind the Egyptian military, which ousted Morsi just over a year after he was elected.

Cambodia Says it Regrets 'Irresponsible' Trump Decision to Leave Paris Climate Accord
The new Hawaii law creates a state commission to explore strategies the state could adopt toward climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The Turkish parliament approved the deployment of troops to the base in Qatar only two days after the Gulf crisis broke out earlier this month.

Now, after a visit last month by President Trump to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, they have done worse.

When it is becoming obvious that the very goal of Riyadh summit and the so-called IMA was to isolate Iran and now Qatar, Pakistan must seek an immediate withdrawal from that alliance before it is too late.

Analysts say the steps Saudi Arabia has led in taking against Qatar are actually about showing who is boss in the Arabian Peninsula and that there will be no deviation from Saudi hegemony.

On June 14, the US signed a $12 billion deal to supply dozens of F-15 jets to Qatar, despite recent high-profile claims by US President Donald Trump alleging Qatar's "high-level funding" of terrorism.

Related:

  • Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

    All three members of the House whose names were reported by The Daily Caller are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".

    Fans line up early for Warriors celebration

    In 2016, one of the NBA's unprotesting players received a ton of flack from fans and commentators for a game-changing move. So he and a friend headed to Oakland and snagged a prime spot along the Warriors parade route by 3 a.m.
    One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt

    One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt

    In the interim, he said, he hoped more people would come visit the area as a result of the publicity afforded his wife's stunt. Jones, who suffered broken bones and severe bruising, lived to describe his initial harrowing plunge on national TV.
  • Henderson on course for Meijer win

    Henderson on course for Meijer win

    With the par for the day being reduced to 69, she was five-under 64 for the round and Aditi had a 66, which was three-under. Lydia Ko of New Zealand hits her tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Kingsmill Championship.
    Baltimore Orioles select DL Hall 21st Overall

    Baltimore Orioles select DL Hall 21st Overall

    Hall also slashed.349/.439/.674 with 11 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 33 RBIs as Valdosta's No. 3 hitter. Romero posted a 3.51 ERA, 20 walks, 85 Ks, and a.256 BAA in 10 games (seven starts) and 48 2⁄3 IP this season.
    Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for `Rocky'

    Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for `Rocky'

    After " Joe ", Avildsen directed " Save the Tiger " (1973) starring Jack Lemmon as a burned-out dress manufacturer. The film was a remake of and a self-conscious tribute to Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's film "Yojimbo".
  • Texas Republicans love Trump and Democrats don't, new poll shows — Surprise

    Texas Republicans love Trump and Democrats don't, new poll shows — Surprise

    Almost two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove President Trump's job performance , a new poll released Friday shows. Altogether, 80 percent of Republicans approve of the job Trump is doing, and 90 percent of Democrats disapprove .
    OR  becomes first state to allow third gender option

    OR becomes first state to allow third gender option

    OR became the first state in the union to allow a third gender option for non-binary people who don't identify as a man or woman. The third option - a non-binary gender - will be reflected with an X starting July 3, 2017.
    You won't hear Trump's name once during 'Broad City' season 4

    You won't hear Trump's name once during 'Broad City' season 4

    Typically when the "bleep" sound is heard on television, it means that someone used an expletive or took something to the extreme. She told USA Today that she was forced to rewrite most of the fourth season following Trump's election.
  • Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

    With President Trump's instructions, Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, his own lawyer to represent the U.S. A day earlier, Trump had questioned why his general election rival Hillary Clinton was not being investigated.
    Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Afghanistan Troop Levels

    Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Afghanistan Troop Levels

    He said he hasn't made any decisions about sending more troops into the 16-year running war. However, Mattis also revealed that he hasn't yet decided whether to send in more troops.
    Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'terrorism' in its border provinces

    Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'terrorism' in its border provinces

    His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the US was directly supporting the group. Baluchistan province is home to a Sunni population who form a minority in majority Shia Iran.

Comments

Latest news

Trump Cheerleaders Turn on Special Counsel Mueller
Spicer had said that Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president. Mueller, "he has no intention to do so", the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday.

Habs send D Beaulieu to Sabres for pick
He opened the season as Shea Weber's partner on the top defense pairing, but quickly found himself lower on the depth chart. Beaulieu immediately improves the Sabres' blue line under new coach Phil Housley, a Hall of Fame defenseman.

Russian Federation defeats New Zealand at 1st Match of FIFA Confederations Cup
The event kicks off on Saturday with host team Russian Federation meeting New Zealand in the tournament's opening game in St. Russia's victory showed it can win a big game at home, even if Putin is in the arena.

Hollywood reacts to Bill Cosby mistrial
Gloria Allred , an attorney representing more than 30 Cosby accusers, welcomed the prosecutors' decision to seek a retrial. Constand's attorneys released a statement following the mistrial, thanking both the jury and the prosecutors in the case.

This Spider-Man does whatever a spider-companion can do
But unlike those two, Sphero's Spider-Man toy focuses more on interacting with kids through actually speaking to them. He's only listening when the spider on his chest lights up, and conversations are never retained or shared.

Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep US support
Qatar hosts the biggest U.S. military base in the Middle East with more than 11,000 troops deployed or assigned to al-Udeid Air Base.

Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Fight Terrorism
The company made it clear that it is serious in dealing with the issue, and terrorists should not have a voice on social media.

Alleged Alexandria Gunman Has Ties To Quad Cities
Court records reviewed and obtained by NBC News show that Hodgkinson was charged in 2006 with assaulting his girlfriend. According to police reports, Hodgkinson has twice been involved in gun-related matters involving law enforcement.

US Marshals arrest 2 Turkish men accused of role in embassy beating
Likewise, the US Ambassador to Turkey was summoned before Turkish officials who objected to the way the situation was handled. Video footage showed men in suits charging past police to kick and punch protesters.

Oil prices fall on OPEC output increase, rising United States crude stocks
Oil stockpile draws will accelerate in the second half of 2017, according to BP Plc Chief Economist Spencer Dale. Output at major American shale fields will reach a record in July, according to the EIA .

Apple's new app rules tighten grip on China's tipping
It's baffling that Apple approved apps like this in the first place - perhaps it's a side effect of faster app review times. At WWDC, Apple reported that they've paid out $70 billion to developers, with 30% of that ($21 billion!) in the past year .

E3 2017: Metroid Prime 4 is Coming For Nintendo Switch
Though it may not release for more than a year, here's are wishlist for features we want in a Pokemon Nintendo Switch game . It is unknown at this juncture when the game will be released or which studio is developing it.

Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance
Attorney General Mark Herring is unopposed in the Democratic primary, as is Republican John Adams, a Richmond attorney. Gillespie ran largely on pocketbook issues, like lowering the state income tax rate, but kept Trump at arm's length.

What happened in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial
Doing so would carry enormous risk for Cosby, exposing him to cross-examination about some of the lurid things in his deposition. Constand has said Cosby suggested that the pills, which she said left her barely conscious and unable to resist, were herbal.

Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years
The plans are at various stages in the process and the units are located in a number of settlements across the West Bank . Sears released a statement Wednesday saying that they removed their "Free Palestine" shirts from its online marketplace .

Other news