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Barzani: US knew Iraqi forces planned Kirkuk takeover

Ex-president of Kurdish Regional Government Masoud Barzani says he wants to resolve tensions with Baghdad with dialogue.

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US urges UN action after Saudi blames Iran over missile

Washington calls on international community to hold Iran accountable over firing of rocket from Yemen into Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi air strikes kill children in Yemen's Hajjah area

Activists and local media say at least 30 Yemenis, including women and children, were killed in raids in north Yemen.

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Qatar accuses blockading countries of fragmenting GCC

In joint press conference with Iraqi counterpart, Qatari FM said Quartet actions 'backfired'.

Doha, Qatar

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Saudi Arabia and Iran in war of words

Crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct military aggression' as kingdom seeks to curb Iranian influence across the region.

Mohammed bin Salman

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Al-Qaradawi calls for Islamic awakening

Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Muslim scholars should work to make the Muslim community strong again, says Yusuf al-Qaradawi, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, in a scientific conference titled: "The pledge of the learned in the constants of Islam" in Istanbul on Monday.

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Yemeni President Hadi 'under house arrest' in Riyadh

Officials tell AP ban prompted by enmity between Hadi and UAE, which is part of Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen war.

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Donald Trump praises Saudi purge and detentions

US president backs move seen as effort by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to consolidate power.

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Saudi Arabia says Lebanon 'declaring war' against it

Saudi Gulf affairs minister says Iran-backed group Hezbollah has committed 'acts of aggression' against the kingdom.

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Sisi says will honour constitution, not seek third term

Egypt's president promises to stick to the constitutional limit of two four-year terms.

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