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Eastern Ghouta shelled despite 'truce agreement'

UK-based monitoring group says Syrian government forces shelled Eastern Ghouta a day after a ceasefire was announced.

A wounded man

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German broadcasters drop Roger Waters over BDS stance

Concerts by Pink Floyd star canceled over his call to boycott Israel for its abuses against Palestinians.

Roger Waters

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Rouhani: Saudi tensions with Iran 'to cover up defeats'

Iranian leader says relations have improved with neighbours but Riyadh stokes animosity to distract from own problems.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

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Senior Saudi prince Miteb released from detention

Miteb bin Abdullah was fired from his post and put in detention three weeks ago as part of 'anti-corruption purge'.

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Kuwait 'to host' GCC summit in December

The annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit will be held on December 5-6 in Kuwait City, a diplomatic source has said.

GCC

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UN: Syrian government agrees to Eastern Ghouta truce

UN envoy says Syria has agreed to Russian proposal for ceasefire in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta after days of bombardment.

Staffan de Mistura, UN envoy to Syria

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Hariri: What happened in Saudi stays in Saudi

In an interview with a French news channel, Hariri says his time in Saudi will remain undisclosed.

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Fatah: Disarmament of Hamas not on dialogue table

Spokesperson for Palestinian faction says 'weapons of resistance' is a red line amid ongoing reconciliation process.

Hamas

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De Mistura: Assad team not 'confirmed' for Geneva talks

Assad delegation yet to confirm attendance in Geneva talks, UN envoy says, amid ongoing bombardment of Eastern Ghouta.

Staffan De Mistura

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Saudi anti-terrorism summit panned on social media

Use of clip of Palestinian fighter at Islamic Coalition against Terrorism conference in Riyadh stirs social media storm.

Palestinian fighting Israeli forces

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