Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran, killing all 176 on board, as it was firing ballistic missiles at US troops in Iraq.
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The row between US-allied Arab states saw Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in June 2017 over allegations that it backs terrorism. Doha denies the charge.
The Saudi-led bloc has shown signs that it wants to ease pressure on Qatar after nearly three years of a blockade against Doha.
Kuwaiti foreign ministry official is hopeful that a two and a half year old rupture between Doha and three Gulf states will finally come to an end.
FAA issued a ban on US airliners flying through Iranian airspace in the Gulf after Iranian forces shot down a US surveillance drone.
US President Donald Trump's statement came after Iranian Revolutionary Guards said a US "spy" drone was downed over southern Iranian province of Hormozgan. The incident was the latest in an escalating series of incidents in the Gulf region.
Despite US claim to have proof of Iranian involvement in attacks on vessels in Gulf of Oman, critics say the case against Tehran is weak.
As Qatar beat its political rival UAE at the Asian Cup semi-final, Emirati fans hurled shoes at the winning team and stormed the pitch.
CBS News quoted Zinni as saying he stepped down from his Trump administration assignment after realising he could not resolve the Gulf dispute.
Qatar remains cut off from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt a year after its Arab neighbours enforced a blockade.
The Qatari government upgrades the status of some foreign residents.
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