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‘Ordinary people suffer the most’: Baghdad reels from latest IS blast

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Labourers criticise poor security and Baghdad police chief says suicide attacks on rise after 21 die in bombing of square

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Trump praises Qatar for ‘counter-terrorism’ efforts

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US president previously accused Qatar of funding militant groups ‘at a very high level’

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El Salvador seeks to send unwelcome migrants from US to Qatar

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El Salvador foreign minister says his government in talks to employ ‘very skilled’ workers in Qatar

Source: El Salvador seeks to send unwelcome migrants from US to Qatar

2018: A year of many challenges for Putin in the Middle East

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If Russia fails to meet regional actors’ expectations over Syria, Libya or Israel/Palestine, it will ruin its image as a credible partner

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What is NATO worth if it cannot address this crisis?

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US-led NATO needs to respect Turkey’s concerns on its national security, and it should take action to assist it in fight against terrorism

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