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Trump 'Angry' about Khashoggi Murder, but Says 'No One' Blames Crown Prince

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he is "extremely angry" about the murder of a Saudi journalist but that nobody had "pointed a finger" at the Kingdom's leader.

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Haftar Vows Attacks on Turkish Assets in Libya

Strongman Khalifa Haftar has threatened to attack Turkish interests in Libya after suffering a serious setback in his push to take the capital Tripoli, accusing Ankara of backing his rivals. 

Anti-Haftar forces supporting Libya's internationally recognised government announced Wednesday they had retaken the strategic town of Gharyan in a surprise attack, seizing the main supply base for Haftar's months-long offensive.

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Gulf, Israel Closer after Bahrain Meet but Full Ties Unlikely

The US-organised economic workshop in Bahrain failed to deliver tangible results over the long-awaited Middle East peace plan but it opened the door for closer Israeli-Gulf ties, analysts say.

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No 'Power Vacuum' in Tunisia despite President's Illness, Says Advisor

Tunisia is not at risk of a power vacuum despite the sudden hospitalisation of President Beji Caid Essebsi, one of his advisors said Friday, describing veteran leader's condition as stable.

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HRW: Syria Aid Rigged, Donors and Aid Agencies Risk Abetting Abuse

The Syrian regime is co-opting aid and reconstruction assistance, Human Rights Watch said Friday, warning humanitarian players that they risked complicity in human rights abuses.

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Israel Police Confirm Death of Palestinian Firework Assailant

Israeli police on Friday said a Palestinian they had shot the previous day when he attacked officers with fireworks in east Jerusalem had died of his injuries.

The Palestinian health ministry had earlier identified the man as Mohammed Obeid, 20, saying he died of his wounds on Thursday after Israeli forces shot him in the restive Issawiya neighbourhood.

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Turkish Soldier Killed by Syria Regime

A Turkish soldier was killed and three others have been injured when the Syrian government fired on their observation post in the last rebel-held province of Idlib, Ankara said Friday. 

The "mortar and cannon shells" launched Thursday were a deliberate attack, the Turkish defence ministry said in a statement. 

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Protesters Storm Bahraini Embassy in Iraqi Capital Baghdad

Protesters stormed the Bahraini embassy compound in Baghdad Thursday night, removing the flag from above the building and replacing it with a Palestinian banner in protest against a conference held in the gulf nation to promote peace between Arabs and Israelis.

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry condemned the attack saying the kingdom is calling back home its ambassador Salah Ali al-Maliki for discussions. It added that Iraqi authorities have a responsibility to protect the embassy in Baghdad.

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U.S. Says Time to Scrap U.N. Push for Syria Committee

The United States on Thursday said it was time to scrap a 17-month effort to form a constitutional committee for Syria and come up with other diplomatic initiatives to bring the country closer to peace.

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Gulf, Israel Closer after Bahrain Meet but Full Ties Unlikely

The U.S.-organized economic workshop in Bahrain failed to deliver tangible results over the long-awaited Middle East peace plan but it opened the door for closer Israeli-Gulf ties, analysts say.

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