Monday, June 5, 2017

World News Briefs -- June 5, 2017

ABC News Online: Arab nations Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Six Arab nations have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar, further deepening the rift between Gulf Arab nations over that country's support for Islamist groups.

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar, a gas-rich nation that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Following suit, one of Libya's three rival governments has announced cutting diplomatic relations with Qatar, and Yemen's Government has cut relations with the country.

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Saudi Arabia accuses Qatar of backing terrorism, cuts ties. Gulf plunged into diplomatic crisis as countries cut ties with Qatar.

Qatar: 'No justification' for cutting diplomatic ties.

US officials downplay Arab nations splitting with Qatar. Tillerson urges calm after 5 Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Qatar could face a food crisis in spat with Arab neighbors.

UNICEF: 100,000 children at risk in Mosul.

Isis surrenders Iraqi hideout of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Qassem Soleimani spotted near the Syrian border with Iraqi militias.

US-led strike kills 21 civilians fleeing Syria's Raqa: monitor.

Syrian troops pound Daraa after rebel attack.

Yemen army storms military camp in Taiz.

Iran's leader lashes out at Trump, Saudis for anti-Tehran alliance.


Kabul to host peace summit after week of deadly violence.

Aftermath of bloody Afghan blasts stokes government tensions.

North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program.

Mattis urges China to act on North Korea threat. Tillerson says China must do more to rein in North Korea.

Tillerson hits out at China after US-Australia talks.

Beijing accuses US, Japan of ‘ulterior motives’ over comments on maritime disputes.

Indian forces kill suspected militants in Kashmir.

Indian Army warns Pakistan of retaliatory strikes if it abets infiltration.

Prime Minister Turnbull dismisses notion that Australia must choose between China and US.


Egypt orders Qatari ambassador to leave in two days: foreign ministry.

EU to give 50m euros to new African fighting force.

US urges UN to investigate DRCongo murders.

Satellite images used to track food insecurity in South Sudan.

West African regional bloc extends military mission in Gambia.

Landlocked Zimbabwe calls for end of sanctions at U.N. oceans summit.

China protests at Zambia mining arrests.

Ecowas agrees to admit Morocco to West African body.


Two London attackers named by police. Alleged London attacker was a known radical Islamist.

Theresa May urged not to suppress report into funding of jihadi groups.

Trump renews feud with London mayor over terror attack.

Vladimir Putin denies he has compromising material on Donald Trump.

Vladimir Putin 'didn't even really talk to' Michael Flynn at a 2015 Russia Today gala dinner.

Lithuania erects border fence as Russia plans large military exercise.

Defying Russia, Montenegro finally joins NATO.

Cypriot leaders agree to return to talks.

Mediterranean death rate doubles as migrant crossings fall.

Germany will have to pull its troops from key base in Turkey: Gabriel.

Greek extremists go abroad for training in revolution.


U.S. poised to warn U.N. rights forum of possible withdrawal.

White House won’t block Comey’s testimony.

US Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation.

Venezuela opposition leader calls for protests to continue.

Mexico state election heads to court amid alleged intimidation and vote-buying.

Colombia peace deal: Rebels threaten demobilisation delay.

Court trial to determine fate of Brazilian presidency.

Haiti fears deportations will mean surge of child servants.

Orlando gunman kills five people in workplace shooting.

US: Lyme disease experts warn ticks are spreading.


Indonesia says 1,200 ISIS operatives in Philippines, 40 of them from Indonesia.

Tillerson: Break with Qatar by KSA, others won't affect counterterrorism.

Qatar denies it supports terrorist organizations.

Taliban again affirms Haqqani Network is an integral part of group.


Wall Street dips; 2017's laggards tick up, Apple slips.

Economic impact of Gulf diplomatic rift.

Qatari planes banned from Egyptian and Saudi air space.

British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error.

Apple unveils ‘HomePod’ speaker, first new product in years.

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