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Turkey dismisses demand to close Qatar military base

Defence minister says Ankara has no plans to review ties with Qatar, after Arab states issue demands to end Gulf crisis.

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Al Jazeera: Call for closure siege against journalism

Doha-based media network says the demand by Saudi Arabia and allies aims 'to suppress people's right to information'.

Al Jazeera

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Qatar envoy to US: Blockade on Qatar is a smokescreen

Qatar ambassador to US says in a newspaper article that the blockade is an attempt to punish Doha for its independence.

Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani

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Qatar rejects claim of supporting Syrian 'terror group'

Foreign minister says Qatar never supported al-Nusra Front, the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, or any armed group.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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Twitter users hit back at Saudi-bloc's list of demands

Social media users hit back with humour and own list of grievances in response to Riyadh and allies' list of demands.

Twitter users

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Media watchdog slams demand to shut Al Jazeera

Reporters Without Borders raises concern over the suppression of press freedom as Gulf states issue demands to Qatar.

Al Jazeera network

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Saudi and the Brotherhood: From friends to foes

Shifting political goals in Riyadh have led to a muddled history between the Kingdom and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Muslim Brotherhood

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Arab states issue list of demands to end Qatar crisis

Saudi and other Arab nations ask Qatar to shut Al Jazeera, close a Turkish base and scale down Iran ties within 10 days.

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Amnesty urges probe into claims of UAE torture in Yemen

Rights group calls on UN to investigate AP report that hundreds were arbitrarily detained and tortured in Yemen.

prisons in Yemen

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Lieberman: Abbas seeks to spark new Israeli-Hamas war

Israeli defence minister says cutting payments for electricity in Gaza aims at dragging Hamas into conflict with Israel.

electricity

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