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Hamas: No Rift With Qatar Over Fatah Reconciliation

Hamas has denied reports hinting that the Palestinian group is dissatisfied with the role of Qatar in the effort to reach reconciliation with Fatah.

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Raila Odinga Says He Will Not Recognise Kenyatta Win

Nairobi, Kenya - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says he will not recognise a win by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday's scheduled election rerun, as a political crisis gripping the East African country shows no sign of ending.

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Tillerson Visits Qatar In New Push To End Gulf Crisis

Doha, Qatar - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Saudi Arabia is not willing to begin direct talks to resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, as his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, expressed frustration over the behaviour of the four countries blockading Qatar.

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SDF Says It Captured Al-Omar Oilfield From ISIL

A coalition of US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces in Syria says it has captured the country's largest oilfield from ISIL fighters.

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Tillerson Says Saudi Arabia Not Ready For Talks With Qatar On Gulf Crisis

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DOHA: Saudi Arabia is not yet ready to begin direct talks with Doha to resolve the nearly five-month diplomatic and trade cutoff affecting Qatar, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.

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Go Home, Tillerson Tells Iranian-Backed Militias In Iraq

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RIYADH/DOHA: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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Plot Against Chinese President Foiled, Party Official Reveals

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A previous plot to overthrow Chinese President Xi Jinping has reportedly been disclosed by the head of China’s securities watchdog agency.

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Iraq, Saudi Arabia Agree To Resolve Differences

Saudi Iraqi Coordination Council

RIYADH, Oct 23 -- Saudi Arabia and Iraq agreed to resolve differences and work together to boost trade on Sunday, after their leaders met for the first time since last June, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported, citing the official Saudi Press Agency.

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Malnutrition Kills 2 Babies In Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

EAST GHOUTA/ANKARA, Oct 23 -- A regime siege on Eastern Ghouta region of the Syrian capital, Damascus has caused two babies to breathe their last, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported according to local medics.

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Palestine: Hamas Denies Tension With Qatar

Yahya al Sinwar

GAZA CITY, Oct 23 -- Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday denied reports about tension with Qatar, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported.

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