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Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400: report

In letter to French leader, King Salman warns of 'all necessary measures' if Doha buys defence system, Le Monde reports.

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Saudi Arabia temporarily releases 8 held in activist crackdown

Kingdom says it continues to hold nine others as rights groups condemn the arrests and call for the activists' release.

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Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after 'projectiles' fired

Israel says it targeted Hamas positions in retaliation to rocket fire, days after a ceasefire came into effect.

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Attiyah: Qatar will not 'fuel a war' with Iran

Qatari Defence Minister Khalid al-Attiyah says Doha and Tehran have differences but they could be resolved with talks.

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Thunderstorms trigger flooding in Yemen

Yet more misery for residents as heavy rain block roads.

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Syria's Bashar al-Assad to visit North Korea

Assad to make rare international visit in what would be first by a foreign head of state since Kim Jong-un took power.

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UN Security Council rejects US draft resolution on Gaza

UN Security Council resoundingly rejects US-drafted resolution criticising Hamas over recent Gaza violence.

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Egypt's Sisi sworn in for second term in office

Human rights defenders have regularly accused the Egyptian president of violating freedoms and suppressing opponents.

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank

Israeli army says man tried to run them over, while witnesses reportedly say he didn't hear commands to stop his vehicle.

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with focus on culture

King Salman names a prince linked to the purchase of a Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus as culture minister.

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