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    Blockade attempt to force Qatar into trusteeship: FM

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:21am on September 12, 2017

    Qatar’s foreign minister on Monday accused the ‘illegal’ blockade against his country for trying to force it into a ‘state of trusteeship’...

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    Russia urges dialogue to solve Gulf crisis

    Reuters . Jeddah | Updated at 12:31am on September 11, 2017

    Arab countries and Qatar should enter into direct talks to solve a diplomatic dispute, Russia’s foreign minister said on a trip to Saudi Arabia on...

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    Turkey kills 99 Kurdish militants in latest operations

    Reuters | Updated at 06:29pm on September 09, 2017

    Turkish security forces have killed 99 Kurdish militants, including a high-ranking one, in operations in southeast Turkey over the last two weeks, the armed forces...

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    Saudi Arabia suspends any talks with Qatar

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2017

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of ‘distorting facts’, just after a report of a phone call between the leaders...

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    Anti-terror chiefs want social media help

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:26am on September 09, 2017

    As jihadist attacks are increasingly being carried out by home-grown ‘lone wolves,’ top counter-terror chiefs of four Western powers said Thursday they need more support...

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    Trump offers to mediate talks on Qatar crisis

    Reuters | Updated at 12:32pm on September 08, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Thursday said he would be willing to step in and mediate the worst dispute in decades among the...

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    Suicide bombers kill 7 in attack on Iraq power plant

    Agence France-Presse . Samarra, Iraq | Updated at 10:07pm on September 02, 2017

    Suicide bombers dressed as members of the Iraqi security forces killed seven people and wounded 12 in an attack on a power plant north of...

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    Muslim pilgrims mark final hajj rite

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:59pm on September 01, 2017

    In stifling heat, a Saudi security guard sprayed Muslim pilgrims with water as they advanced through Mina for the final rite of the hajj, the...

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    Netanyahu goes on offensive against ‘fake news’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:15am on August 31, 2017

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday went on the offensive against ‘fake news’ in the Israeli media implicating him in alleged corruption cases...

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    In call with Saudi king, Trump urges end to Qatar dispute

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on August 31, 2017

    US president Donald Trump spoke with Saudi king Salman on Wednesday and urged ‘all the parties in the Qatar dispute’ to find a diplomatic resolution...