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This file photo taken on May 21, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (R) speaks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, during a bilateral meeting at a hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
June 08, 2017 - 10:39 GMT
With unprecedented punitive measures taken against the State of Qatar this week, Al Bawaba reviews the possible implications for the GCC and the Donald Trump administration.
Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard secure the area outside the Iranian parliament during an attack on the complex in the capital Tehran on June 7, 2017. (AFP/Hossein Mersadi)
June 08, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
'We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote,' claimed Trump.
US President Donald Trump (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver press statements before an official dinner in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
May 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Netanyahu, whose staunch opposition to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal led to an acrimonious fallout with president Barack Obama, praised Trump's reversal on US policy on Iran.
Supporters of newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a placard bearing a portrait of him as they take to the streets to celebrate his victory in downtown Tehran on May 20, 2017. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
May 21, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani's landslide re-election is a victory for moderates seeking to bring Iran out of isolation.
Iranian women hold their ID as they wait in line to cast their votes for municipal and presidential elections at a polling station at the Massoumeh shrine in the holy city of Qom, 130 kms south of Tehran, on May 19, 2017. (AFP/Ali Shaigan)
May 20, 2017 - 12:21 GMT
Rouhani had an insurmountable lead with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger hardliner Ebrahim Raisi.
The earthquake caused extensive damage to houses and other buildings. (Twitter)
May 15, 2017 - 10:07 GMT
the 5.7 quake struck the city of Bojnurd near Iran's border with Turkmenistan.
Supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani hold his portrait during a campaign rally in the capital Tehran on May 4, 2017. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
May 06, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The Iranian president's conservative opponents have been accused of trying to undermine the nuclear deal passed last year.
Saeed Karimian was tried in absentia by an Iranian court and sentenced to six years in jail for spreading
May 01, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Saeed Karimian was the owner of GEM TV Group which broadcast shows in Persian, Kurdish, Azeri, and Arabic. He was tried in absentia in an Iranian court for spreading 'propaganda' against Iran.
Internal alliances and predictions of tactical political moves from the candidates speak in favour of a win for Rouhani. (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Despite the fact that Iran’s constitution vests ultimate power in the Supreme Leader, over recent years the presidential office has become increasingly powerful.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017.
April 19, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that although Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement, the Islamic republic is still a "leading state sponsor of terror."
Hamid Baghai (left) and Mahmud Ahmadinedschad (middle). (AFP)
April 13, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered as a candidate for the May 19 presidential elections, despite being told not to by the country's supreme leader.
Daniel Levinson (L) shows a picture of his missing father, ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, during a press conference at the Swiss embassy in Tehran, Iran, on December 22, 2007 (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
March 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The agent went missing during an unauthorized CIA mission in Iran more than a decade ago.
Faezeh Hashemi was sentenced for allegedly
March 20, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
The daughter of a former Iranian President has been jailed for six months for 'spreading lies against the judiciary.'
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after protesters torched the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates recalled their envoys in a show of solidarity with Riyadh. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Relations between predominantly Shia Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab countries of the Gulf, particularly Saudi Arabia, remain strained over their support for opposing sides in Syria and Yemen.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit Kuwait after last month's landmark visit to Tehran by the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister. (AFP/File)
February 14, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
GCC member state Kuwait has been tasted with re-establishing contact with Iran after a diplomatic row last year caused several Gulf countries to break ties with the country.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran Jaunary 17, 2017. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The move came hours after the Trump administration put Iran 'on notice' in response to missile tests earlier this week.