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Egypt arrests dozens ahead of proposed island protests

As many as 40 people detained amid calls on social media for mass protest against Saudi deal on Friday at Tahrir Square.

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Qatar calls on UN to protect Gulf citizens' rights

Doha calls for action from UN to end humanitarian crisis resulting from anti-Qatar steps taken by its neighbours.

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IFJ: Saudi, UAE using journalists as political football

Journalists and their families in Qatar facing devastating impact of Saudi bloc's actions, says respected media body.

Al Jazeera's bureaus

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NHRC: Qatar blockade worse than Berlin Wall

Human rights body in Qatar calls for UN fact-finding mission to document violations due to Saudi-led bloc blockade.

Qatar blockade

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Russia claims killing ISIL leader Baghdadi

Russia's defence ministry says Baghdadi was present at an ISIL meeting in Syria that was struck by Russian air force.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Turkey summons US envoy over bodyguards arrest warrants

Turkey condemned the US move to seek arrest of Turkish security agents accused of taking part in Washington brawl.

US ambassador to Ankara, John Bass

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Palestinian Authority blocks eleven news websites

The websites have been blocked in the Israeli-occupied West Bank following a directive by the PA public prosecutor.

news websites

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Qatar: Fighter jets deal shows deep US support

US institutions are with Doha and not easily influenced by political changes, a Qatari official is quoted as saying.

Fighter jets

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Iraqis and Saudis at odds over Abadi’s visit to Riyadh

Riyadh says Iraq postponed al-Abadi's visit, while Baghdad claims it did not set Wednesday as date of the trip.

Iraqi Prime Minister

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Israel anti-occupation NGO welcomes Man Booker donation

Israeli writer's US translator to give half of prize money from literary award to group fighting for Palestinian rights.

Jessica Cohen, David Grossman

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