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Trump says Gulf crisis can be 'solved pretty quickly

US president and Qatari emir discuss Gulf diplomatic crisis on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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'Deadly air strikes' target hospitals in Syria's Idlib

War monitor says Syrian and Russian jets struck four facilities, including maternity hospital, in retaliatory assault.

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Erdogan warns of sanctions over Kurds' independence bid

Turkish leader says Ankara is mulling sanctions if Iraq's Kurdistan region proceeds with September 25 referendum.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Qatari emir condemns 'unjust blockade' at UNGA speech

Sheikh Tamim renews call for talks 'based on mutual respect for sovereignty' to end the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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UK firms make huge profits on arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Arms sales to Riyadh exceed $8bn, while UK government receives just $40m of corporate tax, War Child report says.

War in Yemen

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Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation talks

Palestinian Authority's Rami Hamdallah to follow up on Hamas concessions to end decade-long rift with Fatah.

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Syrian army closes in on ISIL in Deir Az Zor

Syrian soldiers, backed by Russian air strikes, cross Euphrates River in a head-on course with rival SDF fighters.

Syrian troops

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Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in prison

Ibrahim Halawa, detained at age 17, is expected to walk free after years of 'mockery of justice' in pre-trial detention.

Ibrahim Halawa

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia asks Snap Inc to remove Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel in the kingdom citing violation of local law.

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Iraq top court rules to suspend Kurdish referendum

Kurdistan Regional Government is planning to hold independence referendum on September 25.

The KRG

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