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Erdogan: Saudi-led group’s demands ‘unlawful intervention’

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a sweeping list of demands issued by four Arab states is an unlawful intervention against Qatar’s sovereignty and a violation of international law. Speaking on Sunday, Erdogan said he welcomed Doha’s rejection of the demands “because we consider the 13-point list against international law,” Turkey’s official Anadolu ...

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Saudi forces kill head of Quran council in Qatif

Saudi security forces have killed the president of a Quran council as they torched his vehicle in Eastern Province, which is mainly populated by Shia Muslims, a report says. The incident occurred on Saturday night, when the security forces fired gun shots into Amin al-Hani’s car while he was driving ...

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Cholera cases exceed 200,000 in Yemen, death toll tops 1,300: UN

The United Nations says the number of suspected cholera cases in war-stricken Yemen has surpassed 200,000 while more than 1,300 people have died. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released the figures in a joint statement on Saturday. “In just two months, cholera has spread to almost ...

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Syrian forces advance on Daesh-held Dayr al-Zawr province

Syrian army forces, supported by allied fighters, have reportedly managed to advance on the Daesh-held eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr for the first time since 2014 days after an Iranian missile strike against terrorist positions there. Backed by pro-government forces, “the Syrian army entered Dayr al-Zawr Province from the southeast, ...

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UN rejects Israel claims of Hezbollah operating under cover of NGO

The United Nations has dismissed Israeli accusations that Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement is setting up observation posts on the border under the guise of an environmental NGO. Earlier this week, the Israeli military published photographs and footage showing what it claimed to be Hezbollah observation posts established on behalf of “Green ...

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Israel irate at Germany over hosting Quds march

Israel has reacted with fury to a rally by hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in the German capital of Berlin on the occasion of the International Quds Day. The Friday march drew some 600 pro-Palestinian activists, who were heeding a call by the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, ...

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