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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 1 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Is the Gulf’s Relationship with Washington a Mistake?

The US administration’s deal with Iran on its nuclear program, which ends sanctions and paves the way for rapprochement with Tehran, was viewed by some as a rather low move by Washington against its longtime allies in the Gulf, who were loyal for over five decades. As a result, some in the region believe the deal requires the Gulf states reconsider their relationship with the US. The relationship between Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf countries with the US is not an ordinary one and is a ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 1 Aug, 2015

Yemen: Plan in place to retake Sana’a from Houthis within 15 days, says senior pro-Hadi commander

Jeddah and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi will launch an assault on the Houthi-controlled capital Sana’a within 15 days, according to a senior Yemeni military commander. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Brig. Gen. Abdullah Al-Subaihi, commander of the Popular Resistance units which liberated the southern city of Aden from the Houthis last month, said the plan will concentrate on besieging the Houthis in Sana...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 1 Aug, 2015

Early poll prospects grow as Turkish airstrikes muddy coalition talks

Ankara and Beirut, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and the Islamic Stat...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Friday, 31 Jul, 2015

UN proposes sending observers to Yemen

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The United Nations has proposed sending UN observers to Yemen in cooperation with the Arab League in order to oversee a resolution to the crisis that h...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 31 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Iran Between Two Fantasies

What does a salesman do when he knows that the product he is pushing is not what it is claimed to be? He tries to stress other advantages the buyer would enjoy, for example winning...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Jul, 2015

Cameron under fire for remarks on migrants

London, AP/Reuters—British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticism for using the word "swarm" to describe migrants trying to get into Britain through the Channel Tun...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Friday, 31 Jul, 2015

Saudi Arabia, Egypt sign “Cairo Declaration” boosting wide-ranging ties

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement which they have dubbed the “Cairo Declaration,” aiming to boost ties across several sectors, a stat...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Thursday, 30 Jul, 2015

Turkish cabinet approves deal to open İncirlik Airbase for US-led anti-ISIS coalition

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey’s cabinet on Wednesday formally approved a deal to open up the İncirlik Airbase for use by jets from the US-led coalition targeting the Isla...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Thursday, 30 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Iranian fighters caught among Houthi militias, says Aden governor

Sana’a and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The governor of Yemen’s southern Aden province revealed on Wednesday that Iranian fighters have been caught among the Houthi militias c...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Thursday, 30 Jul, 2015

Opinion: The Palestinian Girl Who Moved Merkel

Reem Sahwil, the young Palestinian girl who was reduced to tears in front of Angela Merkel, told the German chancellor she didn't know what her own future held so long as her stay ...

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