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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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Turkey opposition marches against MP's imprisonment

Main opposition party CHP announces march from Ankara to Istanbul after deputy Berberoglu is jailed for spying charges.

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US naval warships arrive in Qatar for military exercise

Arrival of two vessels for joint exercise comes just days after US President Trump accused Qatar of "funding terrorism".

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UN agency to review airspace blockade against Qatar

ICAO says it will assess request by Doha to intervene after Gulf states closed their airspace to Qatar flights.

Qatar flights

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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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