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Bahrain: Explosion kills policeman, wounds two in Diraz

Authorities say 'relevant procedures' are being taken following the blast, which it blamed on 'terrorist'.

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US fighter jet downs Syrian plane in Raqqa province

US says the plane dropped bombs near coalition-backed forces, while Syria says its jet was flying in anti-ISIL mission.

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Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for military exercise

Qatar's government announces the arrival of the first group of Turkish soldiers to participate in joint drills.

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Iran fires missiles at ISIL positions in eastern Syria

Iranian Revolutionary Guard says it targeted ISIL bases in Deir Az Zor in retaliation for the June 7 attacks in Tehran.

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Qatar FM: We won't negotiate until blockade is lifted

Qatari FM says Gulf states have to lift blockade before Doha takes part in any talks on ending Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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Qatar Airways CEO: blockade will leave lasting wound

Akbar Al Baker urges US President Donald Trump to intervene in the dispute and help end GCC blockade.

Qatar Airways

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Anwar Gargash: Qatar's isolation may 'last years'

UAE minister says 'we do not want to escalate, we want to isolate' as Saudi bloc's blockade on Qatar enters third week.

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Expulsion of Qataris from Gulf states comes into effect

Amnesty says deadline imposed by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE shows "utter contempt for human dignity".

Expulsion of Qataris

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Fresh Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

Next round of Russian-backed Syria talks in Kazakhstan's capital will coincide with UN-sponsored talks in Geneva.

Lavrov

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Qatar will not shut gas pipeline to UAE: QP CEO

Saad al-Kaabi says despite the blockade against Qatar, Doha will not shut its gas pipeline to its 'brothers'.

Saad Sherida al-Kaabi

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