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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

WATCH: The Week That Was with Tim Marshall

Welcome to The Week that Was, a video series from The National.

Watch as our resident current affairs commentator, British journalist and broadcaster Tim Marshall, recounts the big stories of the week from here, and around the world.

This week includes the politically fraught situation in northern Syria, where Turkish troops are testing alliances with the United States, Russia and Iran.

In Davos for the World Economic Forum, President Donald Trump deflected rumours from back home while taking his "America First" agenda to a global stage.

Elsewhere, The United States made waves in the South China Sea with a disputed naval operation, contenders fall out of the Egyptian presidential election and scandal rocks Saudi Arabia's camel beauty pageant.

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Trump calls on the world to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions

Saudi camel beauty festival: 12 entrants disqualified for Botox use

Egyptians resigned to Sisi's re-election as another candidate falls

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