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3 Palestinians Killed in Clashes With Israeli Troops Near Jerusalem Holy Site

An escalating dispute over metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine turned violent on Friday, setting off widespread clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops. Three Palestinians were killed and several dozen injured by live rounds, rubber bullets and beatings, medics said. (more…)

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United Arab Emirates Denies Washington Post Report That It Orchestrated Qatar Hack

The United Arab Emirates has denied a Washington Post report that claims the country orchestrated a hack of Qatari state news and social media websites in May, an incident that triggered the region's worst diplomatic crisis in decades. (more…)

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France Calls for Swift Lifting of Sanctions Targeting Qatar

France called on Saturday for a swift lifting of sanctions that target Qatari nationals in an effort to ease a month-long rift between the Gulf country and several of its neighbors. (more…)

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Tillerson Flies to Gulf for Talks on Qatar Crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to the Gulf on Monday for talks aimed at finding a breakthrough in the crisis over the cutoff of diplomatic and transport links with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and three regional allies. (more…)

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London’s High Court Rejects Bid to Halt British Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

London's High Court rejected on Monday a claim by campaigners that Britain's multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law. (more…)

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U.S. Airports Drop Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways From Laptop Ban List

Passengers flying from Abu Dhabi International Airport on U.S.-bound flights are now allowed to use laptop computers in airline cabins, federal officials said Sunday. (more…)

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Qatar Delivers Response to Demands From Saudi-led Bloc

Qatar's foreign minister has arrived in Kuwait carrying an official response to a list of demands from the Saudi-led bloc, according to Qatari officials in Doha. (more…)

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Gulf Deadline to Resolve Qatar Rift Approaches

Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night. (more…)

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Germany Urges All Sides in Qatar Crisis to Hold Direct Talks, Avoid Escalation

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday appealed to all sides in the Qatar crisis to hold direct talks to avoid a further escalation, and urged Iran to play a constructive role. (more…)

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