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Saudi Arabia: Qatar demand list is non-negotiable

Doha must 'amend its behaviour' or 'remain isolated', says Riyadh's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

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Media group backs Al Jazeera amid closure calls

Digital Content Next joins a host of groups in supporting Al Jazeera against the Saudi-led calls for its closure.

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Qatari foreign minister to meet Tillerson in Washington

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to meet Rex Tillerson after US questions cause of blockade against Qatar.

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Assad may be preparing a chemical attack, says US

US says President Assad would pay a 'heavy price' if it goes ahead with attack, which Damascus and Moscow denied.

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Dozens dead in 'US-led strike' in Syria's al-Mayadeen

Monitor says suspected US-led raid killed dozens of people, mostly civilian inmates, at an ISIL-run jail in Deir Az Zor.

Kurdish and Arab fighters

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NHRC: Gulf blockade violates Qatari students' rights

Rights Committee says 'unjust siege' impacts the right to education for Qatari students in Saudi, the UAE and Bahrain.

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Fighting intensifies in Syrian Golan Heights

At least 12 people reportedly killed as Assad's forces and opposition fighters clash in Quneitra amid Israeli strikes.

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US-backed SDF forces advance in Raqqa

ISIL fighters lose western Raqqa neighbourhood of Qadisia to the SDF, a coalition of Arab and Kurdish fighters.

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Bahrain's FM in about-face over Turkish base in Qatar

Sheikh Khalid says presence of foreign forces in Qatar will have consequences, apparently referring to Turkish soldiers.

Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa

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Detentions as police break up Istanbul Pride parade

Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas on LGBT activists who attempted to hold march in defiance of ban by authorities.

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