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UAE, Saudi hold first meeting of the two-nation council

The two countries had formed a separate military and trade partnership amid the GCC rift.

Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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Deadly twin blasts hit a Shia mosque in Baghdad

At least seven people are killed and 20 others wounded in the attack on the predominantly Shia Sadr City district.

Shia mosque in Baghdad

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Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank

Ezzadin Tamimi was shot dead during an arrest attempt over stone throwing, Palestinian media outlets say.

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Iraq orders recount of all 11 million votes from May 12 election

Parliament orders a manual recount of all ballots and sacks electoral commission members who oversaw the process.

May 12 election

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Egypt PM resigns after President Sisi sworn into office

The move is in line with the political tradition that government should resign at start of new presidential term.

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Iraq bans election commission members from travelling abroad

Citing 'dangerous violations,' authorities cancel ballots of overseas and displaced voters in last month's election.

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Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Al Jazeera journalist has now been detained for 502 days in Egypt without charge.

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YPG confirms withdrawal from Syria's Manbij after Turkey-US deal

The move, long sought by Turkey, comes after top diplomats discussed the armed group's Syrian presence in Washington DC.

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Qatari FM dismisses reported Saudi threats over S-400 deal

Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani says purchase of military equipment is a 'sovereign decision'.

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Omar al-Razzaz appointed Jordan's new PM amid protests

Former World Bank economist al-Razzaz has been tasked with forming new government and conducting review of tax system.

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