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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

After Netanyahu warnings, US, Iran resume talks

Montreux, Reuters—The US and Iranian foreign ministers began a third day of talks over Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had warned that the deal being negotiated was a serious mistake. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif resumed their discussions in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux, hoping to work out a framework deal by late March. However, Netanyahu's controversial speech to the US Congre...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

More than 30 killed in coal mine blast in east Ukraine

Donetsk, Reuters—A blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people, a local official said on Wednesday, with dozens more miners who were underground at the time unaccounted for. Miners' relatives were gathering at the entrance to the Zasyadko mine desperately trying to get more information, a Reuters reporter at the scene said. Local officials said about 70 people were working in the mine when the explosion happened. One worker, le...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Opinion: ISIS and the Brotherhood

The US is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and so is Iran. At the same time, Washington is holding nuclear talks with Tehran and imposing sanctions on its gover...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Reality of ‘Sexual Jihad’

One Arab writer argues that the three British schoolgirls of Asian origin—Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase—who left their homes and snuck into Syria to joi...

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Musaid Al-Zayani
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Egypt conference will form “backbone” of economic growth: investment minister

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt will launch a new economic development program aimed at revitalizing the country’s flailing economy during an upcoming major investment confere...

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Majid Al-Amir
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Jordan Brotherhood leadership “illegitimate”: former Supreme Guide

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—A former head of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood slammed the organization's current leadership as “illegitimate and illegal,” after the Jordanian gov...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Kingdom, Turkey look to patch up strained relationship

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday, as...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Iraqi forces try to seal off ISIS around Tikrit

Baghdad, Reuters—Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Mourners pay respects to murdered Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Moscow, Reuters—Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week sh...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Shadow Commander smiles for the camera

Before a year ago, mystery, intrigue and frustration surrounded the search for any report, photograph, or fact relating to Qassem Suleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, a di...

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