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Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mingled with the traditional cries of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on June 23
The United States declared itself “mystified” on June 20 that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to justify their embargo on Qatar, and urged both sides to resolve the dangerous dispute.
Australian Defense Forces say they have suspended air strikes into Syria following the US downing of a Syrian military jet and Russia’s subsequent threat against US-led coalition aircraft
DUBAI – Reuters
Saudi King Salman ousts his nephew as crown prince and installs his son Mohammed bin Salman, capping a meteoric rise for the 31-year-old
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
Tehran has called in the Swiss charge d’affaires, who looks after US interests, in a bid to protest against comments by’Tillerson backing ‘transition’
Egypt sent fuel on June 21 to the Gaza Strip’s only power plant to help alleviate an energy crisis that has left the Palestinian enclave’s two million residents with less than three hours of electricity per day.
KABUL – Agence France-Presse
Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, as the U.S. appears set to boost its troop presence in the country
Supporters of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani have reportedly concluded preliminary efforts to establish a new political party in Turkey.
Uğur Ergan – ANKARA
As yet there is no new military troop deployment from Turkey to Qatar, Turkish military sources have said, amid reports of joint military exercises
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
A US warplane shot down an Iran-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria early on June 20, officials said, the second such incident in less than two weeks.
Qatar hit out on June 19 at four Arab nations for cutting diplomatic ties and transport links over Doha’s alleged support for terrorism, accusing them of a “publicity stunt” aimed solely at attacking its image and reputation.