President Trump, King Salman Speak Amid Qatar Diplomatic Fallout

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman amid a growing crisis between GCC states over allegations that Qatar is funding terrorism and extremist activities.

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Qatar Dispute

Qatar Crisis: A Regional Schism That’s Been Years in the Making

The world seems startled by the seemingly sudden rift between key Arab states and Qatar. Yet the crisis has been in the making for more ...


Qatar Dispute

Commentary: The Saudi Prince, the Sheikh and a Gulf Renegade

“The name of the game here is the rise of this duo as architects of regional policy," said Ayham Kamel, Middle East and North Africa ...


Qatar Dispute

Trump jumps into worsening dispute between Qatar and powerful bloc of Arab countries

A senior White House official said Trump’s tweets did not indicate any change in policy or new information. “I think this actually shows the influence ...


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Donald Trump speaks to Saudi king as Gulf crisis deepens

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Trump Deals In Saudi Arabia May Ultimately Be Less Than Advertised

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Women’s Rights Activist Detained in Saudi Arabia

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have detained prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, Amnesty International first reported Monday. The 27-year-old Hathloul has openly criticized and challenged ...


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Trump’s hotel profited from Saudi lobbying campaign

Before taking office, Donald Trump and his team came up with a purported solution to one of the new president’s legal problems. The Constitution doesn’t ...


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Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire arms dealer dies aged 82

Adnan Khashoggi, the flamboyant Saudi arms trader who rose to spectacular wealth in the 1970s and 1980s while treating the world to displays of decadence ...


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Man claims he’s the son of ex-Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Talal Bin Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud claims in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that all he needs is a DNA test to show ...


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