On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had never known Qatar to support terrorist groups and called for the blockade to be fully lifted.
Al-Thani, during a visit to Russian Federation to discuss the crisis, said: "The US sees Hamas as a terror organization, but to the rest of the Arab nations it is a legitimate resistance movement".
Only an hour later, Tillerson sat in the front row in the Rose Garden as Trump enthusiastically embraced the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others to punish Qatar. But Trump said that he, Tillerson and military leaders had decided during Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia last month that a public rebuke was needed. He said families were being separated, children removed from school and Qataris forced to deal with food shortages.
He said the blockade was "impairing U.S. and other worldwide business activities in the region" and that the U.S. backed mediation efforts being pursued by Kuwait. Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for USA military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that to rebuild relations, Doha must cut its support for "extremist" groups, including Hamas. The tiny island-nation of Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet in the Persian Gulf, similarly said it "praised the statement made by President Donald Trump". The Qatari Embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment.
After severing ties with Qatar on Monday, Saudi Arabia said it was committed to "decisive and swift action to cut off all funding sources for terrorism" in a statement carried by state news agency SPA, attributed to "an official source".
But it has fallen out with its Arab neighbors, who accuse it of sponsoring extremist groups, some of them allegedly linked to arch Saudi foe Iran, fomenting trouble across the region.
Qatar is home to the largest U.S. airbase in the Middle East, making it a key ally in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
The Penguins' 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena is a ideal example. It was during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and legend has it that that octopus spurred the team toward their Stanley Cup run.
Before she was Wonder Woman , she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. A photo of Gal Gadot as Miss Israel 2004 and a shot of her as Wonder Woman for the DC Comics movie.
Rachid Redouane (center) and Youssef Zaghba have been named as the suspects in Saturday's attack at London Bridge. Of the 48 people injured, 36 are London hospitals and 18 are in a critical condition, police said.
India will be joining as an SCO full member which comprises of China , Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that all the countries need to tackle terrorism and extremism in a coordinated manner.
Nishikori beat Murray in a dramatic five-setter 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 past year to reach the semifinals at Flushing Meadows. The world No. 1 faced the sound and fury and responded with his most dynamic tennis of this clay-court season.
And finally, the Champions League , the money-spinner, plays a huge part in determining the most valuable football teams. Leicester City made it onto the list of the first time after their shock Premier League win in the 2015-16 season.
People in the crowds chanted "Death to Saudi Arabia " alongside the more customary slogans against the United States and Israel. The ministry announced on Friday it had caught more than 41 suspects in connection to the Tehran attacks across the country.
Matt Blaze, a University of Pennsylvania computer scientist, said any penetration of the election system would be alarming. According to an Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit, victor admitted sending the document to The Intercept .
The U.S. has 8,400 troops deployed in Afghanistan to train and advise Afghan forces; most rarely participate in direct combat. USA and Afghan forces however have been battling Islamic State militants in Nangarhar province since the beginning of 2015.
Wireless speakers are a booming tech category at present and are seen as a gateway into turning our homes into "smart" homes. And then there's a new generation of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home , but those don't really sound good.
Builders hired more workers and ordered more supplies to deal with a faster inflow of new projects last month, Markit said. Apart from that, the report showed that manufacturers' optimism over the economy hit a 20-month high last month.
Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah
According to CNN , Biden was speaking at Romney's annual ideas summit in Park City, Utah attended by donors and business leaders. The former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney , has received unlikely support from his former political rival, Joe Biden .
London Police Arrest Another Attack Suspect
The arrest brings to four the number of men being held in connection with Saturday's attack, in which eight people died. In March 2016, Italian officers stopped Zaghba at Bologna airport and found IS-related materials on his mobile phone.
Take a Vacation? Not Me, Says Action Star Tom Cruise
And like Disney's ( DIS ) Marvel films, the universe already has its own logo and theme, which will play before " The Mummy ". However, here the M:I-style action sequences do not gel with the mythology and leave us with a film that seems mismatched.
Hawaii defies Trump, commits to the Paris Agreement anyway
He said California, New York and Washington are the initial members, with those states representing more than one-fifth of U.S. Trump has said that climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese and that he feels the world "is laughing at us".
Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating
He also pointed out that Romania, which stands of NATO's Eastern flank, heavily relies on the United States for defense. So for now, the score for extracting an Article 5 commitment from Trump is: Romanian journalist 1, NATO Alliance 0.
Chris Sale: 'My Guys Allowed Me To Suck Tonight'
White Sox right-hander Juan Minaya (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning of relief with three strikeouts to earn the victory. The Red Sox will attempt to take the series and try to gain a game on the Yankees in the AL East standings.
Verizon's Yahoo deal closes next week, layoffs coming
In a vote today, Yahoo's stockholders formally approved the sale of sad former internet company Yahoo to telecoms giant Verizon. In unrelated news, Yahoo also voted today to approve the final compensation for its executive team.
Bartolo Colon: Snitker won't commit to Colon in rotation
A replacement for Colon in the starting rotation is expected to be announced in a couple of days, manager Brian Snitker said. NOTES: Atlanta placed RHP Bartolo Colon (2-7, 7.78 ERA) on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.