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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 compounds, particularly those housing foreign nationals. These attacks resulted in the deaths of dozens of Saudi and foreign nationals, although the organization was eventually defeated and forced to flee the Kingdom. Al-Qaeda’s subsequent attempts to destabilize Saudi Arabia from outside its borders also met with utter fail...

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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 of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Shi'ite spokesman said, launching a counter-offensive to reverse stunning gains by the jihadist insurgents. The fall of Ramadi, the Anbar provincial capital, to ISIS on May 17 could be a shattering blow to Baghdad's weak central government. The Sunni Muslim jihadists now control most of ...

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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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber targets Qatif mosque

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—A suicide attack has taken place at a Shi’ite mosque in the eastern province of Qatif resulting in a number of deaths, a Saudi Interior Ministry...

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Abdul Sattar Hatita
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Gaddaf Al-Dam: West preparing for new military intervention in Libya

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam, cousin and former confidant of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has warned that the West is “beating the drums of...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Yemen tribes set to attack key Houthi stronghold

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemeni tribal fighters loyal to legitimate President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi are preparing to launch a ground attack on the Houthi rebel heartland ne...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Turkish police swoop on Erdoğan foes, dozens detained: media

Istanbul, Reuters—Turkish police launched an operation on Friday to detain dozens of people including businessmen perceived to be supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethull...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Thursday, 21 May, 2015

Opinion: Conspiracy Theories on ISIS Gains in Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) takeover of Ramadi, the largest city and the administrative center of the Anbar governorate in Iraq, is not the first incident that raise...

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