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Saudi move will force region into 'further discord'

Foreign Affairs article says Riyadh's leadership has 'a penchant for overplaying its hand' in the region.

Tillerson

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HRW condemns crackdown on rights activists in Gulf

Human Rights Watch raises alarm over 'Orwellian' reality in the Gulf as critics are arrested in the first half of 2017.

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Israel sentences Khalida Jarrar to six months in prison

Khalida Jarrar, a Palestinian Legislative Council member, sentenced to administrative detention without trial or charge.

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Sole Gaza power station turned off due to fuel crisis

A severe shortage of fuel leaves the besieged Palestinian territory in a complete blackout, say local officials.

Gaza has been under Israeli blockade for a decade

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Ex-Al Jazeera staff 'linked to Egypt security agency'

Mohamed Fawzi "provided" Egypt's security agencies with details of Al Jazeera programmes while working for the network.

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'Unfathomable pain and suffering' in Yemen

UN special envoy wants to restart talks as humanitarian chief warns that seven million are "on the cusp of famine".

'Unfathomable pain and suffering'

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Iran and Oman agree to boost ties amid Gulf crisis

The move comes after Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt last month cut ties with Qatar.

Iran and Oman

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Tillerson back to Kuwait after talks in Jeddah

There is no immediate word of breakthrough after Tillerson's meetings with Saudi, UAE, Bahraini and Egyptian officials.

Tillerson arrived in Kuwait

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Gaza conditions 'unlivable' 10 years into siege: UN

Report says threshold of 'unlivability' passed with decreasing electricity supply and 60 percent youth unemployment.

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GCC crisis: Rex Tillerson meets Saudi king, FM

US secretary of state meets Saudi king and foreign ministers of UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in effort to solve Gulf dispute.

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