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Gulf Cooperation Council arms race: Who sells to whom

A close look at the recent arms agreements made by the different members of the Arab Gulf grouping.

Air forces

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Yemen's Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile at Saudi capital

Saudi air defences intercept missile fired at Riyadh, videos published on social media purportedly show.

Qasif-1 drones

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Russia threatens to shoot down any US missiles fired at Syria

Russian ambassador to Lebanon says his country will respond if US and allies strike Syria, amid heightening tensions.

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UN deadlock as rival resolutions on Syria attack probe fail

UN Security Council rejects Russian text to create chemical use inquiry after Moscow vetoes rival US-proposed measure.

United States

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Anger erupts over video of Palestinian shot by Israeli sniper

The footage shows Israeli soldiers celebrating as a sniper shoots a Palestinian in Gaza, dropping him to the ground.

Israeli sniper

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Syria puts forces 'on alert' amid threat of US military action

Tensions mount as Trump warns of 'forceful' response after suspected chemical attack in rebel-held town of Douma.

Syria forces

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Hariri's selfie with MBS and King Mohammed of Morocco

The selfie, taken in Paris, was accompanied by a caption consisting of only two words: 'No comment'.

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Qatar's emir, US defence secretary praise 'strategic relations'

Speaking at a meeting in the Pentagon, Sheikh Tamim and James Mattis hailed countries' 'strength of relations'.

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Omar Sharif: Why Google honours him today

Omar Sharif

Hailed by many as "The Noble", Omar Sharif would have been 86-year-old on Tuesday, April 10.

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US to 'respond' to Syria attack; Russia warns of 'repercussions'

After US threat of military action in Syria, Russia warns of 'grave' consequences amid escalating rhetoric.

Nikki Haley, US ambassador

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