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Iconic Grand al-Nuri mosque in Iraq's Mosul 'blown up'

ISIL blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque and its leaning minaret, the Iraqi army says, but armed group blames US air raid.

ISIL's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Doha welcomes US stance on anti-Qatar blockade motives

Qatar reacts to US suggestion that Gulf states' concern about "terrorism" was not real reason behind Doha embargo.

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US shoots down 'Iranian-made' drone in Syria

Pentagon declined to speculate on who was operating it but said drone advanced on coalition forces in Syria's southeast.

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Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Royal decree removes Mohammed bin Nayef as next-in-line to the throne and replaces him with Mohammed bin Salman.

Former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

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Mohammed bin Salman named Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Saudi king replaces first in line to the throne with his son, Mohammed bin Salman, the defence chief, state media says.

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Egypt sends fuel tankers to Gaza to ease power crisis

News comes as relief for Palestinians in the besieged strip, but reports that PA may prevent its use a cause for worry.

Egyptian fuel tankers

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Egypt court halts verdicts on islands transfer deal

Ruling on transfer of Tiran and Sanafir comes a week after parliament backed plans to hand them back to Saudi Arabia.

Tiran and Sanafir

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Saudi Arabia's royal shuffle - All decrees in full

Series of decrees reshuffle Saudi Arabia's line of succession and host of other high-ranking postings in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman

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Qatar: QNA hacking linked to countries boycotting Doha

Attorney general says evidence shows cyberattack on state-run news agency is linked to states that cut ties with Qatar.

Qatar News Agency

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Administrative court annuls Egypt-Saudi islands' deal

High administrative court annuls maritime border accord about the transfer of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.

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