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One year of Trump: The effect on the Middle East

Is Trump's foreign policy on Israel, Iran and the GCC all that different from previous administrations?

Trump stopped in Saudi Arabia in May

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Qatari royal: Gulf crisis to seize Qatar's wealth

Sheikh Abdullah accuses Saudi and UAE of plotting to take Qatar's wealth by force in an audio recording.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani

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Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

An air, sea and land blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt is now in its sixth month.

Qatar

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Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanes

Any Turkish jets or bombers that cross into Syria will be shot down, official says, as Ankara readies Afrin operation.

Kurdish fighters

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HRW: Saudi violating international law in war on Yemen

Saudi-led coalition carried 87 unlawful attacks resulting in nearly 1,000 civilian deaths, says Human Rights Watch.

Malnutrition

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Yusuf al-Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison in Egypt

Doha-based Islamic scholar al-Qaradawi tried in absentia, while eight others were sentenced to death over 2015 violence.

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Palestinian killed in gun battle with Israeli army

Another Palestinian and two Israeli soldiers injured in the raid by special forces hunting killer of Israeli settler.

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Palestinian Ahed Tamimi to remain in jail during trial

Ahed Tamimi was indicted on 12 charges, including alleged assault, 'incitement' and past instances of stone-throwing.

Ahed Tamimi

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Cavusoglu: US-Turkey ties may get 'irreversibly harmed'

Foreign Minister Cavusoglu warns US counterpart Tillerson over moves to form a 30,000-strong army in the north of Syria.

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Global NGOs criticise drastic US cuts of UNRWA funding

US withholds $65m out of $125m aid package earmarked for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, prompting condemnation.

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