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Turkish FM in Kuwait for talks on resolving GCC row

Mevlut Cavusoglu in Kuwait to push the mediation efforts ahead of a meeting with the Saudi king on Friday.

Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah

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US and Qatar seal $12bn deal for F-15 fighter jets

Contract is the latest in a series of mixed messages from the US as it attempts to navigate the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Khalid Al Attiyah and Jim Mattis

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Gulf dispute tops agenda of France-Morocco talks

President Macron visits Rabat to discuss Qatar among other issues with King Mohammed VI.

French President Emmanuel Macron

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Turkey steps up mediation efforts to end Gulf crisis

Turkish FM heads to Kuwait after brief trip to Qatar, praising Doha's 'wise and calm' handling of the crisis.

Mevlut Cavusoglu

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UN warns of Gaza's 'total collapse' amid power crisis

Israel reduces its electricity supply to the Hamas-run strip after West-Bank based Palestinian Authority cuts funding.

power crisis

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UN: 'Staggering' civilian deaths in Raqqa offensive

UN investigator says US-led air strikes on ISIL stronghold of Raqqa is causing a 'staggering loss of civilian life'.

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WHO investigates food poisoning at Mosul IDP camp

WHO says no deaths have been documented as it probes suspected cases of foodborne illness in Hassan Sham U2 camp.

Mosul IDP camp

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Egypt lawmakers approve island transfer to Saudi Arabia

Parliament approves controversial treaty to hand over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.

downtown Cairo

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Bahrain lawyer arrested for suing over Qatar blockade

Prominent human rights activist says Bahrain's constitution outlaws imposing sanctions on fellow Gulf bloc countries.

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UAE: 'No military component' in actions against Qatar

Ambassador to the US threatens 'escalation of economic pressure' but says no military moves will be taken against Qatar.

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