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Syrian regime forces resume bombardment of Deraa

Airstrikes and artillery shells hit rebel-held areas of the city after a two-day ceasefire expired, rights group says.

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This is how the Gulf crisis played out online

A breakdown of the different social media reactions to the Qatar-GCC rift.

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Israeli settlement building soars in West Bank

Israeli data shows work began on 2,758 dwellings between April 2016 and March 2017, compared with 1,619 the year before.

East Jerusalem

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Iran denies Saudi claim of Revolutionary Guards' arrest

Riyadh says Revolutionary Guard members, aboard "explosive-laden" boat, were apprehended near oil platform in the Gulf.

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Russia threatens to target coalition planes in Syria

Moscow says it will 'target' US coalition aircraft in the west of Syria's Euphrates River after US downed a Syrian jet.

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Rights body highlights human cost of Qatar blockade

Qatar's NHRC receives mounting complaints from people affected by Saudi bloc's decision to cut diplomatic and economic ties.

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Bahrain: Explosion kills policeman, wounds two in Diraz

Authorities say 'relevant procedures' are being taken following the blast, which it blamed on 'terrorist'.

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US fighter jet downs Syrian plane in Raqqa province

US says the plane dropped bombs near coalition-backed forces, while Syria says its jet was flying in anti-ISIL mission.

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Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise

Qatar's government announces the arrival of the first group of Turkish soldiers to participate in joint drills.

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Iran fires missiles at ISIL positions in eastern Syria

Iranian Revolutionary Guard says it targeted ISIL bases in Deir Az Zor in retaliation for the June 7 attacks in Tehran.

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