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Attackers kill Saudi soldier in Qatif

A shooting attack on the military patrol vehicle in the Shia-majority province also injured another soldier.

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Israel shuts down Al Aqsa mosque after shooting

Israeli police briefly detains Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric and closes Al Aqsa mosque after deadly shootout.

Friday prayers outside Jerusalem's Old City

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Two tourists stabbed to death, four wounded in Egypt

Unidentified attacker swims from public beach to holiday resort in Hurghada, stabbing six foreigners.

Sunny Days El Palacio hotel

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No direct talks in sight between Syria's warring sides

Government delegation chief says direct meeting with opposition was not raised with his team at Geneva talks.

Mistura

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Gunmen kill five Egyptian policemen near Cairo

Three assailants on motorbike attack police checkpoint 30km outside Cairo before fleeing scene, interior ministry says.

Egyptian security checkpoint

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Egypt's churches cancel activities for security reasons

Egyptian Christians have been told to cancel all events and activities outside churches in July due to security threats.

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Qatar FM upbeat on Tillerson Gulf visit amid GCC crisis

US secretary of state's shuttle diplomacy will 'bear fruit in time', says Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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Jerusalem: Israeli policemen killed in shooting attack

Israel shuts down the Al Aqsa compound in Occupied East Jerusalem after security forces kill three armed Palestinians.

Jerusalem's Old City

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UAE minister says demand to shut Al Jazeera dropped

A UAE minister says Emirates sought 'fundamental change and restructuring' and not shutting down Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera

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Tillerson urges direct talks to solve Qatar-GCC crisis

US Secretary of State wraps up GCC trip after traveling to Doha for the second time in 48 hours.

Qatar's emir

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