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    Qatar calls for Gulf talks with Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 10:30pm on January 19, 2021

    Qatar has called for Gulf Arab countries to hold talks with Iran, the foreign minister said in an interview aired Tuesday, after Doha reconciled with...

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    US aircraft carrier to stay in Gulf: Pentagon

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:57am on January 04, 2021

    The US reversed a decision to bring an aircraft carrier home from the Gulf Sunday, with the Pentagon saying that due to ‘recent threats’ by...

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    Bangladesh COVID-19 case fatality rate above 2pc for 10 days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:50pm on December 21, 2020

    Bangladesh recorded 32 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,470 new cases in the 24 hours ending at 8:00am Monday while Gulf countries said they would halt...

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    Qatar faces scrutiny after women ‘forcibly examined’

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 10:34pm on October 27, 2020

    Revelations that passengers flying through Doha were forced to endure vaginal inspections have upended Qatar’s efforts to boost its reputation before the Gulf state hosts...

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    When will Palestinian issue be resolved?

    Viktor Mikhin | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2020

    PRESIDENT of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations to convene an international conference on the Middle East...

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    Bangladesh briefs Gulf, Malaysia diplomats over expats issues

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 06:16pm on September 30, 2020

    The government on Wednesday briefed diplomats of the Gulf countries and Malaysia on manpower issues highlighting ways to address problems of expatriate workers amid the...

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    Qatar Airways extends crew curfew over virus breaches

    | Updated at 11:03pm on August 14, 2020

    Qatar Airways has extended its cabin crews’ nightly curfew after some stewards allegedly broke the Gulf country’s strict virus control rules, according to a memo...

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    No response to Gulf reconciliation effort: Qatar

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 10:46pm on June 06, 2020

    Qatar accused a Saudi-led alliance enforcing an embargo on Doha of refusing to engage with efforts it said were US-backed to resolve a crisis which...

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    19 dead as Iran warship hit by ‘friendly fire’ in Gulf

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:57pm on May 11, 2020

    An Iranian warship was hit by a ‘friendly fire’ missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions...

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    Iran tells US not to ‘plot’ against it amid Gulf tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 05:17pm on April 29, 2020

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday told the United States it ‘should not plot against the Iranian nation every day’, amid fresh tensions between the...