"It's very much to do with moving from what I would call a military-first strategy to a peace-first strategy," according to one UAE official. Diplomats said Abu Dhabi preferred to have its forces on hand should US-Iran tensions escalate further.
Mysterious Saudi-based BeoutQ channel has been showing matches that only Qatar’s beIN has a license to show.
"No ground troops," says German government spokesman Steffen Seibert, a day after US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey sought German boots on the ground in northern Syria.
Months after the start of the offensive and despite heavy bombardment, Assad regime fighters have failed to make significant advances against a determined opposition force.
Taliban officials meet a group of Afghan delegates in Doha as part of diplomatic efforts to end years of violence and build trust between Afghan civilians and the insurgent group.
The US request comes after Trump has repeatedly urged Berlin to increase its defence spending, last month calling Germany "delinquent" over its contributions to NATO's budget.
A senior advisor to Iran's supreme leader says Tehran could boost its uranium enrichment to "five percent" even as a top Iranian cleric warns Britain should be "scared' of Tehran's response over oil tanker capture in Gibraltar.
Thirteen children are among dead after air strikes on Mhambel village, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. Separately, regime rocket fire in south of Idlib kills a woman.
Baghdad has become the centre of a tug of war between Washington and Tehran, but it's trying its best to maintain a balance between the two rivals while pursuing its own interests.
At least 40 Palestinians have been wounded, including 22 by Israeli live ammunition, Palestinian Health Ministry says, as hundreds converge near Gaza-Israel fence on 65th week of "right to return" protests.
The car explosion in the border town of Reyhanli in Hatay province could be terror-related, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
Trinadian rapper is due to perform in the eastern city of Jeddah prompting accusations of hypocrisy against Riyadh.
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