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Doha has said the UAE is a 'threat' to airspace security after Abu Dhabi accused Qatari fighter jets of flying 'dangerously close' to an Emirati airliner in Bahraini airspace.

The Bahraini official said that in addition to the 13 demands issued by a Saudi-led anti-Qatar bloc to Doha, is that Al Jazeera should be prosecuted for 'spreading lies'.

Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

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Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, Qatari state media has reported.

US-led strikes 'failed to deter' Assad from chemical warfare

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US-led strikes 'failed to deter' Assad from chemical warfare

US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime have failed to destroy its chemical stockpiles and have not deterred their use in future, ...

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

James Snell

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

Comment: Not only did Trump's much vaunted strikes fail to threaten Assad; they have actually bolstered him, writes James Snell.

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile targeting Najran city

Saudi Arabia intercepted a Houthi missile aimed at the southern city of Najran on Monday evening, the Arab coalition fighting in Yemen said.

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Saudi-led coalition warns of 'painful' response over Yemen drones

The warning came after Riyadh it had shot down two drones and intercepted ballistic missiles fired from Yemen.

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Explosions 'rock Iran weapons stores' in Syria

Explosions have reportedly rocked areas near Syrian military bases where pro-regime Iranian fighters and allied Shia militias have been ...

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World leaders voice support for US-led strikes against Assad

Western leaders have supported the US, UK and France's decision to strike against the Assad regime in response to a suspected chemical attack ...

Israel 'could go to war with Russia' over Syria

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Israel 'could go to war with Russia' over Syria

A former head of Israel's intelligence agency has warned that the chances that war could break out between Israel and Russia have increased as ...

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No solution to Qatar crisis at Arab Summit: Riyadh

The upcoming meeting of Arab League states will not discuss the ongoing Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, Riyadh's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

Trump 'demands Saudi King end senseless blockade of Qatar'

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Trump 'demands Saudi King end senseless blockade of Qatar'

US President Donald Trump has reportedly demanded that Saudi Arabia and other Arab states end a ten-month long economic blockade on Qatar.

Israel will 'disappear' Assad if Iran retaliates to attack

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Israel will 'disappear' Assad if Iran retaliates to attack

Tel Aviv will wipe out the Syrian leader and his regime if Iran acts on threats of retaliating against a recent suspected Israeli airstrike in ...

Russia 'will shoot down American missiles targeting Syria'

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Russia 'will shoot down American missiles targeting Syria'

Russia vowed to shoot down any US missiles fired at Syria on Tuesday.

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Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

Donald Trump welcomed Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani to the White House Tuesday, and a few choice words appeared to reshape Gulf politics and ease tensions.

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Iran: Fighters killed in Syria strike 'won't go unanswered'

Seven Iranian soldiers were killed in an air strike in Syria's Homs province on Monday, an attack blamed on Tehran's arch enemy Israel.

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Qatar economy, World Cup work progressing despite blockade

Doha's economy is expected to grow by 2.6 percent this year, despite a land, air and sea blockade on the Gulf state, its finance ...

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Russia and US trade barbs at stormy UN meeting

Russia's ambassador Vassily Nebenzia warned that a US military option in Syria is "very, very dangerous".

France joins US in vowing response to chemical attack

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France joins US in vowing response to chemical attack

France has pledged military action in Syria if there is proof Assad crossed a 'red line' by using chemical weapons against civilians, as the ...

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US approves $300m guided missiles sale to Qatar

US approves multi-million dollar arms sale to Qatar on the eve of President Donald Trump's meeting with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Good neighbours? Israel in Syria

James Snell

Good neighbours? Israel in Syria

Comment: Airstrikes on a Syrian regime airbase may have been part of a wider strategy by Israel to counter Iran's influence in Syria, writes ...

Douma: Hospitals shut down and bodies out of reach

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Douma: Hospitals shut down and bodies out of reach

Survivors and local medical sources in Eastern Ghouta say that there are no local medical facilities to treat survivors due to regime ...

Syria <em>air</em> <em>base</em> struck by missiles, US denies involvement

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Syria air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

Syrian state news agencies have said that a government air base was struck by missiles on Monday.

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