GCC

Qatar rejects claim of supporting Syrian 'terror group'

Foreign minister says Qatar has never supported Nusra Front, the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, or any armed group.

Qatar rejects claim of supporting Syrian 'terror group'

Middle East

Amnesty urges probe into report of UAE torture in Yemen

Rights group calls on UN to investigate AP report that hundreds were arbitrarily detained and tortured in Yemen.

Amnesty urges probe into report of UAE torture in Yemen

Politics

Iran calls on Riyadh to free Saudi-detained 'fishermen'

Tehran urges Saudi Arabia to release the three Iranians and pay compensation for shooting dead another.

Iran calls on Riyadh to free Saudi-detained 'fishermen'

Palestine

Lieberman: Abbas seeks to spark new Israeli-Hamas war

Israeli defence minister says cutting payments for electricity in Gaza aims at dragging Hamas into conflict with Israel.

Lieberman: Abbas seeks to spark new Israeli-Hamas war

War & Conflict

Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

Al-Abadi made the announcement as government troops were pushing into Bab al-Beed neighbourhood in Mosul's Old City.

Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

Politics

Trump does not want a 'poor person' in cabinet role

US president defends his decision to appoint wealthy individuals to his cabinet as 'smart' at a rally in Iowa.

Trump does not want a 'poor person' in cabinet role

Africa

South Africa court allows secret Zuma confidence vote

Opposition hopes secret ballot will encourage members of President Jacob Zuma's ANC party to vote against him.

South Africa court allows secret Zuma confidence vote

US & Canada

Qatar Airways seeks to buy stakes in American Airlines

US carrier files for required permit to allow Qatar's state-owned carrier to buy 10-percent stake in American Airlines.

Qatar Airways seeks to buy stakes in American Airlines

Egypt

Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Al Jazeera denounces Egypt's decision to extend Hussein’s detention by 45 days and calls for his unconditional release.

Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein
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