Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) brokered a consensus last week after a rift that saw Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain withdraw their Ambassadors from Qatar.
The first Borey-class ballistic missile submarine (photo) could be put on combat duty this year after taking weaponry on board, a senior Russian Navy Commander said.
The US has a long-term commitment to Bahrain and the region, a senior American Naval Officer has said.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power for 15 years and is confined to a wheelchair, has won a fourth term with 81.53% of the vote, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz announced on Friday.
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