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Erdogan: The demands placed on Qatar are unacceptable

Turkish President reaffirms support for Qatar, rejects demands made by the countries that cut ties with it.

Erdogan: The demands placed on Qatar are unacceptable

Qatar responds to Gulf states' demands

Qatar responds to list of demands from countries that severed ties with it.

Qatar responds to Gulf states' demands

Saudi Arabia and four allies extend deadline for Qatar

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt give Qatar 48 more hours to comply with their demands.

Saudi Arabia and four allies extend deadline for Qatar

Senator blocks arms sales to Gulf States

Bob Corker announces he will block arms sales to Gulf states over crisis with Qatar.

Senator blocks arms sales to Gulf States

Rouhani blasts blockade on Qatar

Iranian President says his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar, criticizes Saudi-led blockade of the emirate.

Rouhani blasts blockade on Qatar

Qatar: Neighboring countries hacked our news agency

Qatar accuses countries that cut ties with it of being behind cyber attack on Doha's state media.

Qatar: Neighboring countries hacked our news agency

Qatari FM: Willing to talk with Gulf states, but...

Qatari Foreign Minister says his country is ready to engage with Gulf states, but they must reverse their sanctions.

Qatari FM: Willing to talk with Gulf states, but...

Are Israel and Saudi Arabia getting closer?

British newspaper reports that Israel and Saudi Arabia are in talks to establish formal economic ties.

Are Israel and Saudi Arabia getting closer?

Qatar: The sanctions against us are illegal

Qatar's Foreign Minister denounces the sanctions imposed against his country by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Qatar: The sanctions against us are illegal

Bahrain to freeze accounts of Qataris

Bahrain's central bank orders local banks to freeze assets and bank accounts of blacklisted Qatar-linked individuals and entities.

Bahrain to freeze accounts of Qataris

Qatari FM: Hamas is not a terror organization

Qatari Foreign Minister insists Hamas is a legitimate movement and not a terrorist organization.

Qatari FM: Hamas is not a terror organization

Erdogan: Qatar doesn't sponsor terrorism

Turkish President insists he has never known Qatar to support terror organizations, urges Saudi Arabia to restore ties.

Erdogan: Qatar doesn't sponsor terrorism

Trump to Qatar: Stop funding terror

President Trump says Qatar has funded terror "at a very high level."

Trump to Qatar: Stop funding terror

Did Russian 'fake news' cause Gulf crisis?

American officials believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency, contributing to crisis among Gulf states.

Did Russian 'fake news' cause Gulf crisis?

Kuwait calls on Qatar to exercise 'self-restraint'

Kuwait's ruler aims to ease tensions between Qatar and other regional nations.

Kuwait calls on Qatar to exercise 'self-restraint'

'Two-state solution is not on the agenda'

Minister Yisrael Katz opposes Liberman's statement that there is no alternative to the two-state solution.

'Two-state solution is not on the agenda'

British PM: Iran deal is 'vitally important'

British PM Theresa May disagrees with Trump, tells Gulf leaders nuclear agreement with Tehran is “vitally important” for regional security.

British PM: Iran deal is 'vitally important'

Report: Arabs willing to change peace initiative

Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Jordan and Egypt reportedly prepared to change their attitude towards Israel in exchange for peace with PA.

Report: Arab countries willing to change peace initiative

'Gulf states want good relations with Israel'

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister says Gulf states want good relations with Iran and Israel, but Iran is more of a threat right now.

Bahraini minister: Gulf states want good relations with Israel

Jordan recalls its ambassador to Iran

Citing Iranian interference in the 'internal affairs of neighboring countries,' Amman pulls ambassador.

Jordan recalls its ambassador to Iran

Congress to EU: Declare Hezbollah a terror group

Congress members urge EU to do as Gulf states and outlaw both military and political branches of Hezbollah, to actually harm the terrorists.

Congress urges EU to declare Hezbollah a terror group

Nasrallah: Relations with Israel will fail

Hezbollah leader connects between Gulf state blacklist and normalizing ties with Israel, says most Arabs still view Israel as an enemy.

Nasrallah: Arab states who want relations with Israel will fail

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Hezbollah blasts decision by Gulf monarchies to classify it as a "terror" organization.

Hezbollah blasts GCC blacklist as 'irresponsible'

Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing Hezbollah

Iranian Deputy FM claims Gulf states 'harmed Lebanese security' by banning Iran-proxy terrorists, lauds group's attacks on Israel.

Iran rages at Gulf states for outlawing terrorist Hezbollah

Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist group

Six Gulf nations formally blacklist Lebanese Iran-proxy, in sign of Sunni states grouping against Iran axis.

Gulf states declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Gulf States spike arms imports by 200%

Report shows Gulf States seriously hiking arms purchases from US since 2011 Arab Spring. Saudis were world's 2nd largest importer.

Gulf States spike arms imports by 200%

Ya'alon taken to task by Saudi prince

Israeli Defense Minister and former Saudi intelligence chief argue over Israel's alleged contacts with Gulf states.

Ya'alon taken to task by Saudi prince at Munich Conference

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Gulf States in Talks to Buy Iron Dome from Israel

GCC is set to purchase system via the US so as to defend against growing Iranian threat, in signs of a begrudging defense alliance.

Gulf States in Talks to Buy Iron Dome from Israel

The Mideast Migrant Crisis Requires Mideast Solutions

The Mideast Migrant Crisis Requires Mideast Solutions

Kerry to Stress Commitment to Israel to Congress

Officials say Kerry will send a letter to Congress members in which he will stress the commitment to Israel and Gulf States.

Kerry to Stress Commitment to Israel in Letter to Congress

Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran

Gulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say they want further assurances on their own security.

Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran Deal

Kerry Arrives in Qatar to Discuss Iran Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Qatar to speak with Arab officials wary of the deal with Iran.

Kerry Arrives in Qatar to Discuss Iran Deal

Obama Says Gulf Leaders Agree with Him On Iran

Obama says leaders of Gulf allies agree that a deal that blocks Iran's pathway to a nuclear weapon would serve everyone's interests.

Obama Says Gulf Leaders Agree with Him On Iran

Obama Hails Friendship with Saudi Arabia

President Obama hails America's "extraordinary friendship" with Saudi Arabia as he hosts Gulf leaders for talks on Iran.

Obama Hails Friendship with Saudi Arabia as King Skips Summit

Saudi King to Skip Summit with Obama

King Salman will not attend summit of Persian Gulf leaders with President Obama, will send Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef instead.

Saudi King to Skip Summit with Obama

UAE Seeks Written Guarantee from Obama on Iran

UAE ambassador to Washington says Gulf states are seeking "security guarantee" from the United States with respect to Iran.

UAE Seeks Written Guarantee from Obama on Iran

Obama to Discuss Iran Deal with Gulf State Leaders

President Obama to welcome the six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdoms for talks on Iran's nuclear program.

Obama to Discuss Iran Deal with Gulf State Leaders

Kerry Reportedly to Offer Gulf Nuclear Umbrella

In apparent admission of allowing Iran nukes, Arab paper reports Kerry to present Saudis with plan to defend against Iranian nuclear attack.

Kerry Reportedly to Offer Nuclear Umbrella to Gulf States

Publisher Apologizes for Deleting Israel from Maps

HarperCollins 'regrets omission' of Israel from its atlases in Arab countries, says product has been withdrawn and destroyed.

Leading Publisher Apologizes for 'Wiping Israel off the Map'