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Pompeo meets Turkish FM Cavusoglu to seek pastor's release

US secretary of state defends Turkey sanctions while Ankara says threats and sanctions won't work.

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UN envoy to Yemen invites warring parties to meet in September

Martin Griffiths says proposed talks in the Swiss city of Geneva will lay groundwork for peace negotiations.

Yemeni civilians

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'It was a massacre': Dozens killed in Saudi air raids on Hodeidah

The attacks, which hit near the city's main public hospital, killed at least 55 and wounded 124, Houthi rebels say.

Yemen's imports

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Jordan army says several ISIL fighters killed in border clashes

Jordan's military says it was warding off ISIL fighters after they were chased by Syrian troops.

Jordanian border

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Turkey tells US to reverse its 'wrong decision' over sanctions

Ankara says Washington's 'aggressive attitude serves no purpose', after the US places sanctions two Turkish ministers.

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Israel bans entry of fuel and gas into besieged Gaza Strip

The step comes weeks after Israel closed sole commercial crossing in retaliation to burning kites launched from Gaza.

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Israel 'caught off guard' by Trump's offer to meet Iran's Rouhani

Israel's intelligence community was 'dumb struck for two days' amid fears Trump may seek to mend ties with Tehran.

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Qatar denies preventing its citizens from performing yearly Hajj

The ministry of religious affairs says it continues working with Saudi authorities to eliminate all obstacles.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Rex Tillerson stopped Saudi and UAE from 'attacking' Qatar

Former US Secretary of State reportedly prevented Saudi troops from attacking its Gulf neighbour, The Intercept reports.

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Russia: Iran-backed forces withdraw from Golan frontier

Israel deems such a pullback to be insufficient as it insists forces controlled by Iran should leave Syria entirely.

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