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Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row

Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) escorts Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (L) prior to talks on the simmering dispute between key US Gulf allies. Doha meanwhile has gotten some lifeline support from Turkey, Iraq and Iran. Washington has close economic and security ties with both sides of the quarrel.


ISIS-inspired plot lands N. Carolina man life sentence

ISIS-inspired plot lands N. Carolina man life sentence

In justifying its life sentence for Sullivan , the federal district court noted the similarity between Sullivan's planned attack and the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting past year in Orlando, Fla. Attorney Rose. Reidinger said Sullivan's plans for a mass murder were stealthy and silent so as to kill more people like sitting ducks. According to court records, Sullivan had researched on the Internet how to manufacture firearm silencers and asked the UCE to build functional silencers that ...


New US ambassador to China says North Korea a top priority

New US ambassador to China says North Korea a top priority

On June 20, China's apparent slowness to take decisive action prompted Trump to send out a tweet saying that Xi had tried his best but failed to help the USA on the North Korea crisis. Trump signaled a shift in tone last week with a tweet that aides said reflected genuine disappointment with China. Previously, Branstad has served two separate terms as governor of Iowa.


Iran Says Its Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to the US

Iran Says Its Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to the US

Fighting in Syria escalated on Sunday as the United States downed a Syrian warplane that targeted ground forces fighting ISIS, while Iran launched missiles at ISIS targets in eastern Syria, The New York Times reported. Separately, Fox News has learned more about the Iranian missiles fired into eastern Syria yesterday. The extremists increasingly have fled to Deir el-Zour as the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa has come under punishing US -led airstrikes.


Kremlin dismisses United States warning of chemical attack in Syria

Kremlin dismisses United States warning of chemical attack in Syria

That incident prompted a U.S. missile strike on the base, although the strike did not seriously impair its operations. Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said Tuesday the activity at the Shayrat air base indicates "active preparations for chemical weapons use".