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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition targets weapons factory in northern Houthi stronghold

Sana’a and Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi movement in Yemen currently in control of large parts of the country on Friday launched airstrikes on a weapons factory outside the Houthis’ northern stronghold of Saada. Local sources said the strikes, which took place at dawn, succeeded in destroying the factory, which had been used by the Houthis to manufacture missiles and ammunition. This was followed by four other coalition airstrikes early on Sa...

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Kamal Ben Younes
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Tunisia declares state of emergency after Sousse attacks

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—Tunisia’s President Beji Caid El-Sebsi on Saturday announced a month-long state of emergency in the country, saying Tunisia faced further terrorist threats from extremists following last week’s attack on tourists at a beach resort in Sousse. Speaking in a televised address, Sebsi said the country “faces a very serious danger and should take any possible measures to maintain security and safety," warning that if more attacks like last week’s took place, the...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Who is Behind the Attacks in Egypt?

Last week terrorists ruined any chance for Egyptians to celebrate President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s first full year in power. The assassination of the country’s top judicial off...

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Paula Astih
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Syrian activists, economists push to use Turkish lira in Aleppo’s rebel-controlled areas

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syrian activists and economists have proposed a new initiative to use the Turkish lira as the main currency in liberated areas of Aleppo, following re...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Saturday, 4 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Our Desperate Attempts to Reject Torture

This month is dedicated to a global media campaign against torture. Documented testimonies, investigations, articles and videos of survivors from across the world are being broadca...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Saturday, 4 Jul, 2015

ISIS militants have fled Libya to Egypt: official

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Dozens of militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group have entered Egypt from Libya in recent months, security and military ...

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Mirza Al-Khuwaylidi
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on : Saturday, 4 Jul, 2015

Kuwait: Sunnis, Shi’ites hold unity prayers

Kuwait City and Manama, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sunnis and Shi’ites held a joint prayer in Kuwait on Friday in a gesture of solidarity one week after an attack on a mosque left dozens ...

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Caroline Akoum
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on : Friday, 3 Jul, 2015

Syria: Opposition says some Assad officials can have role in future government

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syria’s armed opposition has said it is willing to allow members of President Bashar Al-Assad’s cabinet, who have not taken part in bloodshed, to part...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 3 Jul, 2015

Opinion: The Terrorist Challenge—Understanding and Misunderstanding

Faced with the growing threat of terrorism, Western officials and analysts seem hard put as to how to deal with something they find difficult to understand. British Prime Minis...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Friday, 3 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Government calls for joint Arab force to monitor withdrawal of Houthis

Riyadh and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s government-in-exile has called on the UN to form a joint Arab military force to oversee the withdrawal of Houthi rebels from the ar...

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