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June 24, 2017 3:40 AM Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry. DUBAI/DOHA – Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching 5

June 23, 2017 2:10 PM Will Qatar agree to Arab countries' new list of demands? Unlikely

1) Scale back diplomatic ties with Iran; close Iranian diplomatic missions in Qatar; expel members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard; cut military and intelligence cooperation with Iran. Trade and commerce with Iran must meet U.S. and international sanctions and not jeopardize security of the Gulf Cooperation Council. 2) Immediately shut down the Turkish 5

June 23, 2017 11:06 AM Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11

Quetta - A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack. The bombing came ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, which follows the holy month of Ramadan 1

June 23, 2017 9:15 AM Arab states issue list of demands to end Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations ask Qatar to close Al Jazeera and scale down ties with Iran within 10 days. Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a list of demands to end the crisis, insisting that Qatar shuts down the Al Jazeera network and scales down ties with Iran. In the 13-point list, the countries also demand 2

June 23, 2017 8:36 AM A Car Bomb in Southwest Pakistan Has Killed at Least 11 People and Wounded 20

(QUETTA, Pakistan) — A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said. The explosion near the police chief's office in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby 1

June 23, 2017 6:28 AM At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan explosion

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Quetta, Pakistan, Jun 23 – An explosion targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan’s southwestern Quetta city on Friday killed at least 11 people and injured around 20 others, officials said. The explosion occurred in front of the office of the police chief in Quetta, which is capital of mineral-rich southern Balochistan, a province 1

June 22, 2017 8:39 AM The World's Population Is Forecast to Reach 9.8 Billion By the Year 2050

(UNITED NATIONS) — India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Population Division forecasts that the current 4

June 20, 2017 8:23 PM Tillerson Signals Impatience With Saudi-Led Allies Over Qatar

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s spokeswoman signaled his patience is wearing thin as a dispute between a Saudi Arabia-led coalition and Qatar drags into a third week, saying the U.S. is “mystified” that the group hasn’t done more to show how the country can end its isolation. Tillerson, who canceled a June 19 trip to Mexico to focus on mediating the Qatar 6

June 20, 2017 2:23 PM Demystifying Qatar-Iran connection in GCC crisis

Crisis, if persists, will only increase Iran's influence, disrupt U.S. efforts against it, terrorism, spreading radicalism - The writer is an international relations analyst and political adviser. One of the charges used as a pretext to justify actions against Qatar in the recent pre-planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis -- in addition to severing 2

June 16, 2017 9:34 PM Saudi Arabia Gives Pakistan One Choice: 'Are You With Us or With Qatar?'

Pakistan is refusing to abandon its neutrality after being asked by Saudi Arabia to take a stance amid growing tensions between a number of Gulf Arab states and Qatar. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting Monday in Jedda during which Salman reportedly offered an ultimatum: that Pakistan 23