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EU's Mogherini urges direct talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar and its neighbours should agree 'clear principles and a roadmap' to resolve row, says EU's foreign affairs chief.

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini

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Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border

Ahmad al-Fliti, who was mediating between Hezbollah and Syrian opposition fighters, was killed when his car was shelled.

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Alliance for Freedom and Dignity probes Qatar blockade

Brussels-based human rights group calls for end of sanctions against Qatar to alleviate suffering of ordinary people.

The AFD

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Two Palestinians die after clashes with Israeli forces

Protesters aged 17 and 18 die of their wounds from separate incidents in the occupied West Bank.

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ISIL women recruits detained in Mosul

At least 16 women, including a 16-year-old German girl who ran away from home, found in Mosul now face terror charges.

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Erdogan visits Saudi Arabia over Gulf crisis

Turkey's president to discuss Gulf crisis with Saudi king and crown prince before heading to Kuwait and Qatar.

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Yemen crisis 'an absolute shame on humanity'

Head of rights group CARE raises famine alarm, while Red Cross warns that 600,000 could contract cholera in 2017.

crisis

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Israel installs security cameras at al-Aqsa compound

Palestinians say they reject any Israeli security measures after installation of CCTV cameras at al-Aqsa entrance.

al-Aqsa Mosque compound

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Russia: New ceasefire deal agreed in Syria's Ghouta

Besieged Eastern Ghouta near Damascus is one of the last strongholds of rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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Iran rejects Trump's threats over detained US citizens

Tehran calls for release of Iranians imprisoned in the US as it criticises White House demands to free US citizens.

Bahram Ghasemi

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