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    Arabs urge Qatar to accept six principles to combat extremism

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:20am on July 19, 2017

    Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar urged the tiny Gulf nation Tuesday to commit to six principles on combating extremism and terrorism and...

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    Bangladeshis among 11 workers die in Saudi house fire

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:15pm on July 12, 2017

    Eleven migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they...

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    Kuwait, US, UK urge quick solution

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:54am on July 12, 2017

    Kuwait, the United States and Britain Monday called on all sides in the Gulf crisis to resolve their dispute through dialogue and expressed ‘deep concern’...

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    Syria monitor says IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 07:04pm on July 11, 2017

      The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said Tuesday it had information from top Islamic State group leaders confirming the death of the...

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    Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul

    Reuters | Updated at 08:45am on July 11, 2017

    Iraq's prime minister declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city and made it the stronghold...

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    Tillerson looks to defuse Qatar crisis on Gulf tour

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 12:43am on July 11, 2017

    US secretary of state Rex Tillerson arrives Monday in Kuwait, the key mediator between Qatar and its Arab neighbours, for talks aimed at defusing the...

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    Iraqi PM reaches Mosul to declare victory over IS

    Reuters | Updated at 12:15pm on July 10, 2017

    Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their ‘victory’ over...

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    Qatar seeks ‘siege’ compensation for firms, citizens

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:37am on July 10, 2017

    Qatar on Sunday announced it was establishing a committee to pursue compensation claims potentially worth billions of dollars over the country’s ‘blockade’ by Gulf states...

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    Iraq PM declares victory in ‘liberated’ Mosul

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:39pm on July 09, 2017

    Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the ‘liberated’ city of Mosul on Sunday, his office said, after a gruelling nearly...

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    US, Russia agree on ceasefire in southwest Syria

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on July 08, 2017

    Russia and the United States have agreed to a ceasefire in southwest Syria starting from midday on Sunday, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov announced Friday...