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Asma Al-Ghabiri
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on : Monday, 25 May, 2015

Yemen: UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva postponed

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—UN-sponsored peace talks between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and the Shi’ite Houthi movement in control of large parts of the country have been postponed, the UN has confirmed. UN officials have not divulged why the meeting, scheduled for Thursday in the Swiss city of Geneva, will not take place at the scheduled date but sources speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat said Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi is insisting the Houthis abide by the ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 25 May, 2015

John Nash, mathematician who inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ killed in car crash

New Jersey, Reuters—Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi when the driver lost control, crashed into a guard rail and hit another car on Saturday afternoon on the New Jersey Turnpike, police said. Nash, 86, and his wife, Alicia, 82, were thrown from the taxi and pronounced dead at ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Opinion: Morons and Traitors

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently slammed those criticizing him, saying: “Anyone who says anything contrary to what is said here is a moron, is blind, and a traitor. The...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Syria says Islamic State executes hundreds in Palmyra

Beirut, Reuters—Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. I...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

Cleveland, Reuters—A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012...

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Salman Aldosary
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on : Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Opinion: Terrorism in Qatif

In 2003, the Al-Qaeda organization launched a war of terror against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, targeting security headquarters, government infrastructure and residential compound...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Shi’ite militias deploy to take on ISIS insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi

Baghdad and Beirut, Reuters—A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday to advance on areas held by the Islamic State...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Saudi Arabia vows to hunt down Qatif attack “masterminds”

Qatif and Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia vowed to hunt down those behind the deadly terrorist attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the village of Al-Qadeeh in the east...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis: US

Yangon, Myanmar, AP—Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top US diplomat s...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Opinion: When Mullahs and Generals Forget their Duties

Anyone following the media in the Islamic Republic of Iran these days is likely to be reminded of a slang Persian word that might better describe the political situation in Tehran ...

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