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Saudi Arabia executes Shia men for 'violent attacks'

The four men were accused of carrying out attacks in Qatif region, where Shia groups have clashed with security forces.

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Saudi-led group: Qatar-US terror deal 'insufficient'

A statement by four Arab states said their embargo against Qatar would continue until Doha agrees to their demands.

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Two Palestinians killed in Israeli army raid in Jenin

Clashes broke out as the Israeli army raided Jenin refugee camp in the north of the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian

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Qatar questions timing of Riyadh agreement leak

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed says release of 'classified' documents were aimed at diminishing US, Kuwait mediation.

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Amnesty: All sides violated international law in Mosul

Rights group calls for investigation into whether war crimes were committed in the battle to retake the city from ISIL.

Mosul

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Israeli court extends Khalida Jarrar's detention

A military court extends detention of Palestinian politician by 48 hours and says she faces detention without charge.

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Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in jail

Nabeel Rajab, 52, was sentenced in absentia as he has been in hospital since April.

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Rex Tillerson holds talks with Qatar emir, FM in Doha

US officials say the secretary of state does not expect an immediate breakthrough on his four-day trip to the Gulf.

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, Syrian Observatory says

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has information from top ISIL commanders confirming Baghdadi's death.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Rex Tillerson: Qatari position in Gulf row 'reasonable'

US secretary of state, while visiting Doha, says Qatar's views in Gulf crisis have been clear and 'very reasonable'.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Tillerson

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