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Ahmad al-Astal, a 45-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, was arrested for spying on Dahlan in Turkey.

The trial of the popular Saudi cleric has been postponed on at least eight occasions since his detention in 2017.

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

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Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

US envoy says Taliban agree to reduce Afghan casualties

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US envoy says Taliban agree to reduce Afghan casualties

The Taliban have promised to reduce casualties in Afghanistan after violence raised questions about the validity of peace talks.

Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

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Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

The Pentagon's top general said the US withdrawal of more troops from Afghanistan will depends on several conditions.

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Taliban endorses 'wise man' Trump in US presidential race

Weeks after receiving an endorsement from the niece of former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, US President Trump has found support from the Afghan militant movement.

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Twitter bans Saudi-linked accounts impersonating Qatari figures

The social media giant said the accounts were tied to the Saudi government.

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Trump's decision to withdraw Afghanistan troops 'ridiculous': US officials

American politicians expressed concern over the US president's aim to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Christmas, arguing that his ...

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NATO chief insists allies will leave Afghanistan together

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said that members of the alliance would leave Afghanistan together, contradicting a new promise by Trump to ...

We will not stay in Syria 'forever': Erdogan

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We will not stay in Syria 'forever': Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish troops will leave Syria when the crisis in the war-torn country is resolved.

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Trump wants US troops in Afghanistan 'home by Christmas'

The Taliban welcomed the announcement as a "positive step" in implementing their February 29 agreement with the US.

Qatar 'submits request' to purchase F-35 from US

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Qatar 'submits request' to purchase F-35 from US

It follows the UAE's pursuit for the cutting-edge stealth fighter jet.

Turkish President meets Qatari, Kuwaiti emirs for talks

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Turkish President meets Qatari, Kuwaiti emirs for talks

Turkey's President Erdogan has visited Kuwait to offer condolences on the death of Emir Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah before continuing to Qatar to ...

Afghan president urges Taliban to silence guns

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Afghan president urges Taliban to silence guns

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged for a ceasefire during a visit in Doha, where peace talks between government and Taliban ...

Afghan president shuns Taliban in meeting with Doha's leaders

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Afghan president shuns Taliban in meeting with Doha's leaders

A unnamed senior western diplomat told Reuters it was 'clear' whether the former World Bank economist would meet officials from the militant ...

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Eight killed in attack targeting Afghan governor

At least 8 people were killed and dozens more wounded when an attacker rammed his explosives-filled vehicle into a governor's convoy in Afghanistan.

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US, Iran officials visit Kuwait after death of emir

Sheikh Nawaf succeeded his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a giant of Gulf diplomacy who died at the age of 91.

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15 killed in east Afghanistan car bomb attack

Attacks are continuing in the region in the latest round of killings.

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Jordan deports husband of US-wanted Palestinian Ahlam al-Tamimi

The husband of Ahlam al-Tamimi was expelled from Jordan after authorities refused to renew his residency permit.

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

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Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Comment: Jamal Khashoggi had a vision of freedom and democracy in the Arab region. The need to fight for it is now greater than ever, writes ...

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Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan

Seven women, five children and two men died when their vehicle detonated an explosive device in Daikundi province.

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

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Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for normalisation, writes Giorgio ...

Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan amid talks

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Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan amid talks

Abdullah Abdullah, previously Afghanistan's chief executive, was meeting senior officials in Islamabad for the first time as chair of his ...

Saudi Arabia to ban all Turkish imports: report

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Saudi Arabia to ban all Turkish imports: report

The Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet has reported that Saudi Arabia will ban all imports of Turkish goods from 1 October, amid worsening political ...

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