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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Opinion: France’s Uncertain Enemy

Almost three months after terrorist attacks shook Paris, France is still uncertain about what hit it and how to cope with what many see as a perennial threat. As is often the case in France, some analysts have tried to blame society—a convenient abstraction—for what happened. That three young Frenchmen decided to gun down a number of unarmed people on flimsy ideological grounds is seen as a direct result of French society’s failure to put its youth on the right path, which i...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Where are the Yemeni People?

On Wednesday the Houthis and their ally, former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, put the final touches on all their previous efforts at killing any semblance of political legitimacy in the country. After their advance on Amran came the takeover of Sana’a; and these have thus far been the two main milestones in the Houthi coup. Now Aden is on the brink of falling into their hands. If the country’s south falls to the Houthis, so will all legitimacy in the country, making all previous attem...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Yemen FM calls for major Arab military intervention

Sharm El-Sheikh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen's Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin has called for Arab military intervention in Yemen, warning that Tehran is supplying the Shi'ite H...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Co-pilot appears to have crashed Germanwings plane deliberately: French prosecutor

Paris and Seyne-Les-Alpes, Reuters—The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Air...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Saudi airstrikes target rebel bases in Yemen

Sana'a, AP—Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday after announcing a broad regional coalition to oust Shiite rebels that forced the country's emb...

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Regina Youssef
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on : Thursday, 26 Mar, 2015

Amine Gemayel: Arab states committing collective suicide

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Lebanon’s presidential vacuum continues for its 10th month and the country of almost 4.5 million inhabitants continues to reel from the economi...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2015

Saudi backing Baghdad will accelerate ISIS’s end: Araji

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia will re-open its embassy in Baghdad before the end of April, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Baha Araji told Asharq Al-Awsat. Speakin...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2015

Investigators search mountains after “inexplicable” Airbus crash

Seyne-Les-Alpes, France, Reuters—Lufthansa said on Wednesday it could not explain why its Germanwings Airbus had crashed into an Alpine ravine killing all 150 on board as inv...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2015

Saudi judiciary is independent: King Salman

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has affirmed that the Kingdom’s judiciary is independent of the executive and that its judicial system is based ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2015

Yemen: Houthi militia sweeps toward Aden in threat to president

Aden, Reuters—Houthi forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized a key air base on Wednesday and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loya...

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