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    Qatar, France sign fighter jet deal amid Gulf crisis

    Qatar's ruling emir and French President Emmanuel Macron signed 12 billion euros ($14 billion) in deals during the French president's visit to Doha on Thursday, including the purchase of 12 French-made .

    Southeast Asia
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    Qatar minister meets Gulf counterparts for first time since siege

    The meeting is the highest official encounter between Gulf foreign ministers after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE imposed a blockade on Qatar six months ago.

    West Asia
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    Iran, Turkey, Qatar move to bolster trade amid Saudi-led blockade

    Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Business Mohammad Shariatmadari, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Qatari Economy Minister Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani

    West Asia
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    Qatari FM blames Saudi bloc for regional chaos

    Warning of “dark ages” in the Middle East, Qatar’s chief diplomat on Monday accused its neighboring states of perpetuating “drama and discord” as part of a “dangerous game of power”.

    West Asia
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    President Assad Will Outlast Trump Presidency: Envoy

    Trans Asia News spoke to Dr. Riad Abbas, Ambassador of Syrian Arab Republic to India on topics ranging from ongoing Astana negotiations to future American role and the reconstruction of the war ravaged country.

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    Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War

    A television interview of a top Qatari official confessing the truth behind the origins of the war in Syria is going viral across Arabic social media during the same week a leaked top secret NSA.

    West Asia
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    Military intervention in Qatar will cause regional chaos: Emir

    Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has warned that any military action against the Persian Gulf country will plunge the region into chaos as a diplomatic standoff continues between Doha.

    West Asia
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    Crisis-hit Qatar signs military agreement with Russia

    Qatar said on Thursday it had signed a defence agreement with Russia, the latest in a series of such steps by the emirate since the Gulf diplomatic crisis erupted in June.

    West Asia
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    In Qatar, Tillerson says Saudi Arabia not ready to talk

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has embarked on a diplomatic shuttle to help mend fences between neighboring Persian Gulf states Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but that Riyadh has been unresponsive.

    West Asia
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    Qatari emir in Malaysia in blow to Saudi Arabia

    Sheikh Tamim, who arrived late Sunday, was given a 21-gun salute before he sat down to oversee the signing of agreements on training for diplomats, higher education, and legal and judicial cooperation.

    West Asia
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    'Qatar crisis can end if Doha gives up FIFA World Cup'

    The comments on Twitter by Dhahi Khalfan, the often-outspoken head of security in Dubai, mark the first time any official from the four Arab countries boycotting Qatar has directly linked.

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    Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

    Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.”

    West Asia
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    Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia on govt's request

    Global image messaging service Snapchat has blocked Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera from its app in Saudi Arabia at the request of Saudi authorities, the company said on Monday.

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    Qatar diplomatic crisis engulfs a major US military base

    Qatar's emir is persona non grata to four US-allied Arab states that accuse his wealthy Gulf nation of sponsoring extremists, but he recently received a warm welcome at the sprawling military base his troops.

    West Asia
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    Qatar's emir to meet Turkey's President Erdogan

    Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will visit Turkey on Thursday to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his first trip abroad since the start of the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

    West Asia
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    Netanyahu bars Al-Jazeera journalist from seminar on free press

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has personally intervened to bar an Al-Jazeera journalist from a government conference on press freedoms that uses the broadcaster as a case study.

    West Asia
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    How Re-alignment of Forces is Shaping New Middle-East

    Iran has won another round in the Saudi-Iran cold war that currently dominates the political landscape in the Middle East. This outcome is largely the result of Saudi Arabia’s own folly. Riyadh forced Qatar.

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    Trump calls King Salman, urges diplomatic solution for Qatar crisis

    US President Donald Trump has called for a diplomatic solution for the crisis between Qatar and its neighbouring countries, urging them to follow their commitment in fighting terrorism.

    West Asia
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    Doha worried about potential 'harassment' of Qatari pilgrims

    Qatar has sent only dozens of its citizens across the border to Saudi Arabia for this week’s hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites because of the increasingly bitter crisis between the Gulf neighbours.

    West Asia
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    No Hajj for Qataris this year amid Saudi row

    The official Qatar News Agency reported on Tuesday that Qatar's religious authorities "did not find any cooperation or positive response from the Ministry of Hajj, which has led to confusion and suspension.

    West Asia
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    Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran amid regional crisis

    Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran on Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran.

    West Asia
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    Qatar, US stage joint military exercise in crisis-hit Doha

    The American military and Qatari armed forces have staged a joint training exercise in Doha amid strong tensions between the Persian Gulf Arab state and a Saudi-led alliance.

    West Asia
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    Mystery Qatari sheikh pushed into Gulf crisis spotlight

    On August 17, it was announced that Saudi’s King Salman had ordered the reopening of the Qatar border to allow pilgrims from the emirate to join the annual hajj pilgrimage to Makkah.

    West Asia
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    Amid Gulf crisis,Saudi to open border with Qatar for pilgrims

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, state media said Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region's worst.

    West Asia

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