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Qatar Emir welcomed to Gulf summit with a hug by Saudi crown prince as three-and-a-half year blockade ends


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Qatar ruler lands in Saudi Arabia for summit to end blockade


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Saudi prince strongly criticizes Israel at Bahrain summit


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Turkish, Saudi leaders speak by phone ahead of G20 summit


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Trump impeachment news – live: President begins global summit by raging about Senate trial, as Schiff warns proposed rules will lead to rigged result

Trump impeachment news – live: President begins global summit by raging about Senate trial, as Schiff warns proposed rules will lead to rigged resultDonald Trump has again labelled his Senate impeachment trial a “witch hunt” and a “hoax” from the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, before addressing the business summit with a blustering, hyperbolic speech laying out his supposed economic and environmental achievements.Proceedings in the upper chamber of Congress will begin in earnest on Tuesday after the president was charged with abuse of power and obstruction by the House of Representatives, with today’s session set to see heated debate over majority leader Mitch McConnell’s proposals for a compressed format, already labelled the basis for nothing more than a “rigged trial” by House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff.



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Muslim leadership council criticizes Muslim summit in Malaysia

Muslim leadership council criticizes Muslim summit in MalaysiaThe Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday mounted a veiled attack on a Muslim summit in Malaysia shunned by Saudi Arabia, saying such gatherings would weaken Islam.

Leaders of Muslim nations, including Saudi rivals Iran, Turkey and Qatar, will attend the summit this week in Kuala Lumpur, which analysts say is aimed at rivaling the OIC, a 57-member pan-Islamic body headquartered in the Saudi city of Jeddah.



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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan snub Malaysia's Muslim summit

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan snub Malaysia's Muslim summitKUALA LUMPUR/RIYADH (Reuters) – Leaders from many Islamic nations including Turkey and Iran gathered in Malaysia on Wednesday to tackle issues that have agitated Muslims worldwide, but the summit was snubbed by Saudi Arabia and its close ally Pakistan. At a welcome dinner, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the Kuala Lumpur Summit would aim to “do something” to improve the lives of Muslims and overcome Islamophobia. “We need to find a way to address our shortcomings, our dependency on non-Muslims to protect ourselves against the enemies of Islam,” said Mahathir, 94, the world’s oldest head of government and one of its most outspoken.



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OIC criticises Malaysia's Muslim summit

OIC criticises Malaysia's Muslim summitThe Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday mounted a veiled attack on a Muslim summit in Malaysia shunned by Saudi Arabia, saying such gatherings would weaken Islam. Leaders of Muslim nations, including Saudi rivals Iran, Turkey and Qatar, will attend the summit this week in Kuala Lumpur, which analysts say is aimed at rivalling the OIC, a 57-member pan-Islamic body headquartered in the Saudi city of Jeddah. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad dismissed those concerns in a phone call Tuesday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, insisting the summit was not intended to create a new bloc.



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Malaysia to host major summit of Muslim leaders

Malaysia to host major summit of Muslim leadersMalaysia will this week host a summit of Muslim leaders billed as a forum to look at the Islamic world’s problems, but it will be closely watched for Middle East power plays and their stance on China’s Uighur minority. Leaders from Iran, Turkey, and Qatar will be among hundreds of delegates attending the three-day event set to discuss myriad challenges faced by Muslims. The summit has been pushed by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has long championed greater solidarity among the world’s Islamic communities — and wants to boost his country’s standing on the international stage.



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Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action

Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold actionMajor economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people and the natural world. With the two-week gathering spilling into the weekend, campaigners and many delegates slammed Chile, presiding over the talks, for drafting a summit text that they said risked throwing the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle global warming into reverse. “At a time when scientists are queuing up to warn about terrifying consequences if emissions keep rising, and school children are taking to the streets in their millions, what we have here in Madrid is a betrayal of people across the world,” said Mohamed Adow, director of Power Shift Africa, a climate and energy think-tank in Nairobi.



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