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Arafat Madabish
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on : Monday, 3 Aug, 2015

Yemen: Houthi leader admits defeat in Aden, says open to political solution to crisis

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi on Sunday acknowledged that the Iran-backed group had suffered a defeat in the southern Yemeni city of Aden in recent weeks and said he was open to a political solution to the crisis that has gripped the country since September 2014. The comments came during a televised address on the Houthi-affiliated Al-Masirah TV channel and reflect a change in Houthi’s usual rhetoric. However, he also described the “victory” by the...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 3 Aug, 2015

New UK bill requires landlords to evict illegal immigrants

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—A new UK immigration bill announced by the government on Monday gives landlords the authority to evict their tenants if they lose their right to stay in the country, the BBC reported. Under the proposals, landlords must check all tenants' immigration statuses in advance of agreeing a lease and could face up to five years in prison if they fail to evict illegal immigrants renting their properties. They will also be given the authority to evict illegal immigran...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 3 Aug, 2015

Kerry pushes Iran deal in Qatar

Doha, AP—US Secretary of State John Kerry brought the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar on Monday. Kerry was meeting wi...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Sunday, 2 Aug, 2015

Yemen’s exiled vice president returns to Aden

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen's exiled Vice President and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah returned to Yemen on Saturday for the first time since March, when he was placed und...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 2 Aug, 2015

President of Cyprus: Time is right for reunification

Nicosia, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since the modern state of Cyprus split into the Republic of Cyprus in the south and the internationally unrecognized Turkish-controlled northern regi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 2 Aug, 2015

Taliban’s new leader calls for unity amid leadership challenges

Kabul, Reuters/AP—In his first public message released on Saturday Afghanistan’s new Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour appealed for unity amid reports his prede...

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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 Wa...

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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 cap...

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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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