The Turkish military has a small military base in Qatar, its first base in the Middle East region. As Qatar's isolation grows, Turkey is considering deploying more troops to the base in what seems to be a public show of support.
Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and the Maldives joined Saudi Arabia and Egypt in severing relations with gas-rich Qatar, with Riyadh accusing Doha of supporting groups, including some backed by Iran, "that aim to destabilize the region".
The US has approved the biggest arms deal in history: a $38 billion agreement to supply Israel with jets, bombs, missiles and military support for the next 10 years. And now that the paper is signed, look for arms deals with Israel's Arab neighbors to proceed.
The global media company Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, is closing down the US cable news channel that it launched with great fanfare in 2013. Despite investing billions of dollars in the channel, the numbers didn't add up.
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