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US reversal on Syria attack a blow to Gulf allies

The US's decision to not strike Syria leaves Saudi Arabia and Qatar with a few options beyond continuing to fund one side in a military stalemate.

Putin and Obama face off over Syria

US President Barack Obama has faced a showdown with Russia's Vladimir Putin over Obama's decision last week to arm the insurgents.

South Africa to cut off Iranian oil imports

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says SA hopes to have a plan by the end of May for replacing Iranian crude that makes up a quarter of crude imports.

Gulf states seek to broker Yemen’s Saleh exit

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are trying to broker a deal to have Yemen's president step down and hand over power.

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