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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Zarif’s Charm Offensive

The officially announced aims behind Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s latest tour of the Gulf include improving relations with some of Iran’s neighbors, explaining the ramifications of Tehran’s nuclear deal with the P5+1, and assuaging any concerns those countries may have regarding the agreement. There is, essentially, nothing wrong with that at all. Iran is in the end a major regional power, and any efforts by the region’s countries to promote stability in the Middle Eas...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2015

Saudi FM denounces Iran’s “aggressive” rhetoric following nuclear deal

Riyadh and Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday criticized recent "aggressive statements" made by Iranian officials towards other countries in the region, following Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers on July 14. Jubeir, who was meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Riyadh, said, “we reject their comments and reject the hostility they show towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the countries of the region." ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2015

NATO backs Turkey’s fight against ISIS

Brussels and Istanbul, Reuters—NATO offered political support for Turkey's campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, and President Rece...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Does Saudi Arabia Have Hawks and Doves?

Coinciding with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Kuwait on Sunday, Iran launched a clearly organized media campaign aimed at other countries in the region...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Ground fighting continues despite ceasefire

Riyadh and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fighting on the ground in Yemen continued on Monday despite a five-day ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Dozens injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police storm compound

Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—Israeli police attacked dozens of Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, after clashes broke out when police blocked acces...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Turkey, US to begin joint offensive against ISIS in Syria: sources

Beirut and Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey and the United States are to begin a joint offensive that will see them coordinate airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition declares five-day ceasefire

Riyadh, Sana’a and Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi movement in Yemen declared a five-day humanitarian ceasefire on Saturday, according to...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Opinion: ISIS’s Rebellion against Ankara

The official Turkish version is reasonable, despite what skeptics might believe. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was most likely behind the suicide bomb attack in the so...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Iran launches charm offensive among wary Gulf states

Dubai and Manama, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began a charm offensive in the Gulf on Sunday to defend a nuclear deal seen by some Ara...

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