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Syria, Iran, Turkey Vow to Fight Trump Proclamation on Golan Heights

Syria’s state-run media published photos of citizens marching in the streets on Tuesday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The Syrian regime’s patrons in Iran denounced the decision, while the increasingly Islamist government of Turkey vowed to fight the U.S. and Israel at the United Nations.

Hezbollah chief urges 'resistance' over US Golan move

Pompeo: Time to Heal Rift between Qatar, Gulf States

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is greeted by Saudi's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh on January 13, 2019, during his extensive Middle East tour. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia Considers Plan to Saw Qatar Off and Make It an Island

The dispute between Qatar and its Gulf Cooperation Council neighbors now threatens to reshape both the political and literal geography of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is considering a plan to dig a canal that would turn the Qatari peninsula into an island.

FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay of Doha, Qatar, with tall buildings of the financial district in the background. Qatar's government says it is forming a committee to pursue compensation for damages stemming from its isolation by four …

Trump Reluctant on Chances for Israeli-Palestinian Deal

President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed efforts by the leader of Kuwait, a staunch American ally, to mediate a festering diplomatic crisis involving Qatar and its Arab neighbors that could have implications for the U.S. military presence in the region.

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Trump Calls Gulf Leaders to Urge Unity as Qatar Deadline Extended

US President Donald Trump spoke separately with several leaders of nations in the Persian Gulf region and addressed ongoing disputes between Qatar and some of its Arab neighbors, as Gulf states that levied a de facto blockade on Doha extended a deadline on answering demands by two days.

President-elect Donald Trump calls to media from the entryway of Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Bedminster, N.J.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

UAE: Arab States Don’t Seek ‘Regime Change’ in Qatar

A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country’s leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology but are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands.

In this Friday, June 2, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, left, talks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince and Deputy Commander in Chief of the Emirates Armed Forces in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Four Arab nations …

Rex Tillerson Calls for Qatar to Be ‘Responsive’ to Neighbors’ Terror Sponsorship Concerns

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump brought carrots and sticks, respectively, to the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab nations on Friday. Soon after Tillerson called for an end to the diplomatic crisis, Trump said a news conference that Qatar “unfortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level.”

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Iran Pushes for Dialogue with Gulf Arab States

Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday stepped up efforts to improve ties with Gulf Arab Sunni states urging them to work with their Shi’ite rival to address “anxieties” and violence across the region.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a joint press conference with his Belarus' counterpart following their meeting in Minsk on February 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MAXIM MALINOVSKY (Photo credit should read MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran-Allied Shiite Houthis Attack UAE Ship Carrying Aid to Yemen

Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched an airstrike against an aid ship owned by a company from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a member of the largely Sunni Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and part of the Saudi-led Arab alliance fighting the Shiite rebels, according to the state-controlled Emirates News Agency (WAM).

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Kuwaitis Criticize Obama Over Atlantic Interview Remarks

JAFFA, Israel – A top Kuwaiti official has made unusually harsh remarks about President Barack Obama ahead of his visit to the Gulf region. In addition to other Arab officials, Tamer Alsabah, the head of Kuwait’s national security agency, criticized Obama for

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Hezbollah Leaders Banned from Entering Egypt

The Jerusalem Post reports that Egypt has banned Hezbollah leaders from entering the country, after the Gulf Cooperation Council labeled Hezbollah a terrorist organization last week.

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Nasrallah: Arab Regimes Have Never Done Anything For Palestinians

The Jerusalem Post reports: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (pictured) vehemently attacked Arab regimes for their decision to label Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, claiming that “the Lebanese resistance is the only one that regains Arab dignity and fights for the

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