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Expulsion of Qataris from Gulf states comes into effect

Amnesty says deadline imposed by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE shows "utter contempt for human dignity".

Expulsion of Qataris

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Fresh Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

Next round of Russian-backed Syria talks in Kazakhstan's capital will coincide with UN-sponsored talks in Geneva.

Lavrov

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Qatar will not shut gas pipeline to UAE: QP CEO

Saad al-Kaabi says despite the blockade against Qatar, Doha will not shut its gas pipeline to its 'brothers'.

Saad Sherida al-Kaabi

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Roadside explosion kills Egyptian policeman in Cairo

Blast targets a vehicle carrying security forces in the capital's Maadi area, injuring four others.

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Saudi coalition strikes on Saada market kill dozens

At least 25 killed after two air raids hit al-Mashnaq market in Shada district in northwestern Yemen, an official says.

Shada

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Iraqi forces launch assault to take Mosul Old City

Densely populated warren of alleyways crucial to recapture of whole of former ISIL bastion by US-backed forces.

Iraqi forces

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Doha yet to see demands from Riyadh and allies

Amid diplomatic rift, foreign minister says Qatar has not received list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman

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Syrian army declares two-day ceasefire in Deraa

Syrian military announces 48-hour lull in fighting in Syrian city, as diplomats seek to resume stalled talks.

ceasefire

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Tehran says Saudi coastguard killed Iranian fisherman

The shooting happened after two boats fishing in the Gulf were pushed off course by waves, say Iranian reports.

Persian Gulf

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31 sentenced to death in Hisham Barakat's killing

Hisham Barakat, who oversaw President Mubarak's acquittal, was killed in a car bombing near his house in Cairo in 2015.

Read more: 31 sentenced to death in Hisham Barakat's killing

   

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