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A explosive-laden humvee drove onto an army commando base in eastern Ghazni province, killing 31 soliders, as a car bomb targeted the convoy of a provincial chief in Zabul.

A Saudi analyst close to the royal court said the kingdom is seeking ways to resolve the Qatar blockade and subsequent GCC crisis "as a gift" to the Biden administration.

Saudi Arabia formally suspends Turkish meat imports: report

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Saudi Arabia formally suspends Turkish meat imports: report

Saudi Arabia's informal boycott of Turkish food products are now reportedly official.

<em>Qatar</em> agrees to ten percent stake in Borsa Istanbul

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Qatar agrees to ten percent stake in Borsa Istanbul

Qatar and Turkey have signed a number of economic agreements.

UN finalises deal to open counter-terrorism office in <em>Qatar</em>

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UN finalises deal to open counter-terrorism office in Qatar

The UN and Qatar have finalised an agreement to open a counter-terrorism office in Doha.

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Qatar claims Bahrain vessels breached its waters

Qatar accused two Bahraini boats of breaching its territorial waters.

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A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

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Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup in 2021

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

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Understanding the Saudi, Emirati 'excommunication' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Comment: Behind the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a 'terrorist, rebellious' group by Saudi and Emirati religious authorities lies a ...

Rights watchdog welcomes penalisation of UAE channel

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Rights watchdog welcomes penalisation of UAE channel

Doha-based National Human Rights Council (NHRC) welcomed the decision by Ofcom, which has now penalised Abu Dhabi TV twice this month.

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UAE religious authority brands Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation'

The UAE is the latest to take aim at the Muslim Brotherhood despite a global statement by Islamic scholars condemning such moves.

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

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Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

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Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, Pompeo touted the Trump administration's Mideast strategy.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

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Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

Afghan VP vows to track down Kabul attackers

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Afghan VP vows to track down Kabul attackers

Saleh said security agencies will find out the networks involved in the attack, which left 10 people dead and another 51 wounded.

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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

Hamas targets in Gaza were struck by Israel's air force on Sunday.

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Afghan peace talks 'close' to breaking deadlock: official

Talks began in Doha on September 12, but there were soon issues over agenda disagreements, the basic framework of discussions and religious ...

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Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

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Saudi king, Turkish president to 'resolve differences' through dialogue

A phone call between Saudi King Salman and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mulled ways to resolve differences between the two countries.

Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in <em>Qatar</em>

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Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar

Mike Pompeo will meet with Taliban negotiators in Doha as part of the US's strategy for withdrawal.

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Saudi King calls Erdogan over G20 plans

King Salman called Erdogan in order to discuss the upcoming G20 Summit, which will be hosted remotely for the first time due to covid-19 ...

<em>Qatar</em> gives nearly $10 million to rebuild Beirut schools

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Qatar gives nearly $10 million to rebuild Beirut schools

Qatar is donating $9.8 million to rebuild schools, universities and other educational facilities in areas damaged by this year's Beirut ...

<em>Qatar</em> to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

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Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

The FIFA Club World Cup will be held from 1 to 11 February in Doha, the second time Qatar has hosted the event.

Trump 'prioritising' end to <em>Qatar</em> blockade before exit

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Trump 'prioritising' end to Qatar blockade before exit

Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien said ending the Qatar blockade is a top priority for the outgoing administration.

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