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Javad Zarif: Iran, Saudi to exchange diplomatic visits

Foreign minister of Iran says the visits could take place after the Hajj pilgrimage ends in first week of September.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

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Qatar approves new law to protect domestic staff

Workers will be able to limit their services to 10 hours a day, work six days a week and be entitled to annual holiday.

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Air raid in Yemen kills at least 35 people

Bombs hit close to Houthi-controlled capital, Sanaa, leaving dozens dead and injured, local media reports.

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US to withhold $290m in Egyptian aid over human rights

US will cut $95.7m in aid and delay another $195m due to Egypt's failure to make progress on respecting human rights.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the road

Police arrest 14-year-old filmed dancing to 90s hit song Macarena at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah.

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Turkey urges Iraqi Kurds to abandon independence vote

In an official visit to Baghdad and Erbil, Turkey's foreign minister lobbies Kurds to cancel next month's referendum.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

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Jared Kushner leads US team seeking Middle East peace

President's son-in law and White House adviser, Jared Kushner, to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

White House adviser Jared Kushner

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Iran: Five days needed to ramp up uranium enrichment

Iran's atomic boss says Tehran 'loyal' to nuclear deal but ready to respond if US renegotiates or walks away from it.

uranium enrichment

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Iraqi forces gain ground on ISIL in Tal Afar offensive

Military advances in the ongoing offensive come as Pentagon chief makes unannounced visit in Iraq.

Tal Afar offensive

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Dubai TV airs 'fake news' about rallies, curfew in Doha

Qatar dismisses false report by UAE channel claiming anti-government protests took place with demonstrators teargassed.

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