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ECHR rejects bid to release Turkey's Ozakca and Gulmen

European Court of Human Rights says health condition of two educators sacked in post-coup purge is not life-threatening.

Gulmen, left, and Ozakca

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Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

The draft law will allow residence to the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, and to some expatriates.

expatriates

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Qatar to buy seven navy vessels from Italy for €5bn

Italy's foreign minister hails 'excellent' ties with Qatar and voices support for its plans in the international arena.

Qatar

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Saudi coalition blocks fuel for UN aid planes to Yemen

Top UNDP officer says situation 'bleak' in Yemen as coalition blocking fuel for UN planes engaged in humanitarian work.

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Bassel Khartabil: Missing Syrian-Palestinian 'executed'

Widow says Bassel Khartabil, missing Creative Commons web developer, was killed by the Syrian government in 2015.

Bassel Khartabil

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Syrian fighters, refugees leave Jroud Arsal camps

Fighters, families and refugees head to Idlib in bus convoy following deal between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

Around 7,000 Syrians are expected to travel via bus

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Hundreds flee clashes during Saudi security operation

Violence has intensified in recent days in Awamiya, east Saudi Arabia, where security forces are fighting Shia gunmen.

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Qatar files WTO complaint against trade boycott

Qatar tells World Trade Organization Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain are violating trade laws and conventions.

Qatar's rights in the trade

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Otaiba emails: UAE lobbied US to host Taliban office

Leaked emails show Emirati diplomats calling on US to choose Abu Dhabi over Doha for Afghan group's unofficial embassy.

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Hundreds face judges in Turkey's biggest coup trial

Almost 500 suspects are accused of conspiring to overthrow the government from an airbase seen as the plotters' hub.

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