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    US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

    It has been three years since an air, land and sea blockade was imposed on Qatar by fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, as well as non-GCC member Egypt. The US is now pushing Saudi Arabia and the UAE to lift a ban on Qatar Airways using their airspace. But despite intensified efforts to de-escalate tensions, there is no end in sight to the worst political crisis the region has ever seen.

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    Iran marks new daily record in coronavirus cases: Live updates

    GMT - China reports one new COVID-19 case, four asymptomatic ones China reported one new coronavirus case and four new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases for June 3, the health commission said. The National Health Commission said all five of the cases were imported, involving travellers from overseas. For June 2, China reported one confirmed case and 4 asymptomatic cases.

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    Jewish community in UAE sends video blessing to country, leadership

    A shot from the video "Prayer for the welfare of the government and UAE armed forces." (Screengrab)

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    Iran Quds Force head Ghaani arrives in Iraq

    In this photo released by the official website of the Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, Gen. Esmail Ghaani, newly appointed commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, weeps while praying over the coffin of the force's previous head Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the Tehran University Campus in Tehran, Iran. (File photo: AP)

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    US Navy veteran released by Iran arrives in Switzerland

    A US Navy veteran has arrived in Switzerland after being released by Iran. Michael White had been detained since 2018. President Donald Trump thanked Tehran for his release.

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    Analysis: How Saudi Arabia and Iran became rivals

    Forty years of history Stood there at this makeshift memorial it was obvious that what had taken place on that spot was part of a wider game that had at its heart a rivalry being played out between Saudi Arabia and Iran. To understand why the two are rivals is to understand the last 40 years of history. In 1979, the shah of Iran was toppled by his own people and the leader fled.

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    Qatar food security: Doha becomes less reliant on imported goods

    Friday marks three years since Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed an illegal blockade on Qatar. Prior to the diplomatic standoff, 40 percent of the country's overall imports came from its neighbours. Since then, Qatar has invested in production and technology, becoming one of the highest-ranked countries in food security in the region.