Gulf Crisis Mediation Shifts to United States as Tillerson Helms Talks

For his part, Rex Tillerson, the U.S. secretary of state, has cancelled his scheduled trip to an Organization of American States (OAS) meeting in Mexico next week to stay in the United States and work on resolving the Qatar crisis.

"Critics say his singular decision to hold on to his global business empire inevitably casts a doubt on his motives, especially when his public actions dovetail with his business interests", the Times reported.

A Gulf official with direct knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg on Thursday that Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. were expected to relay to mediators a list of demands soon.

Marino tells AC Milan: Don't blame Raiola for Donnarumma fiasco
Naturally, the decision leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but now we have to go forward and Milan go forward", he added. Gab Marcotti explains why Gianluigi Donnarumma has not renewed his contract at AC Milan and assesses possible next steps.

If Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain exert pressure over Pakistan to cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar and ban Qatar Airways operating its flights from that country, Pakistan must refuse such coercion because acquiescing to Riyadh led alliance against Qatar would compromise its national interest and sovereignty.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also pointed the finger at Saudi Arabia, during a visit to Norway this week. U.S. troops stand on a military ship during a joint naval exercise with Qatari troops in the Arabian Gulf, Qatar, June 16, 2017.

"Unfortunately, some Arab states were silent when it came to Qatar". Shortly after Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic, transport and trade links, President Donald Trump had offered to have him try to broker a solution. Those ties, however, had begun to improve under Salman after he aligned Saudi Arabia closer with Turkey and other Sunni Muslim countries in a bid to counter Shiite-ruled Iran. Qatar's North Dome gas field extends into Iranian waters, where it's known as the South Pars field.

Afghan soldier killed after wounding 7 USA soldiers
"At this time we can confirm there are no USA or NATO Resolute Support fatalities", the worldwide coalition said in a statement . The Pentagon is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more troops to the country to train Afghan forces to break what Lt.

What's the role of Turkey and Iran in this crisis?
Egypt's Sisi: Boycott against Qatar should include Turkey.

But Sinan Ulgen, director of the Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies in Istanbul, says he doesn't see a Qatar-Russia-Iran-Turkey alliance being forged - at least, not yet.

Bloomberg reports that the $12-billion deal was signed by Qatari defence minister Khalid Al-Attiyah and his U.S. counterpart, Jim Mattis in Washington on Wednesday.

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But after Trump proposed increasing GSA's budget, the agency issued a letter saying Trump was in full compliance with the lease. President Donald Trump waits to speak during the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Lawn of the U.S.

The United States last week agreed to a $12 billion sale of F-15 fighters to Qatar.

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