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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2015

NATO backs Turkey’s fight against ISIS

Brussels and Istanbul, Reuters—NATO offered political support for Turkey's campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signaled the alliance may have a "duty" to become more involved. Turkey requested urgent consultations with its 27 NATO allies in Brussels after stepping up its role in the US-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with airstrikes, also hitting Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) ca...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Does Saudi Arabia Have Hawks and Doves?

Coinciding with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Kuwait on Sunday, Iran launched a clearly organized media campaign aimed at other countries in the region, whether friend or foe. Some of this was carried out by Iran’s allies—Hassan Nasrallah, Bashar Al-Assad, Nuri Al-Maliki—but the most interesting comments came from Tehran itself, and specifically its Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. In comments carried by the official Islamic Republic...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Ground fighting continues despite ceasefire

Riyadh and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fighting on the ground in Yemen continued on Monday despite a five-day ceasefire declared by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Dozens injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police storm compound

Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—Israeli police attacked dozens of Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, after clashes broke out when police blocked acces...

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Thair Abbas
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Turkey, US to begin joint offensive against ISIS in Syria: sources

Beirut and Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey and the United States are to begin a joint offensive that will see them coordinate airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition declares five-day ceasefire

Riyadh, Sana’a and Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi movement in Yemen declared a five-day humanitarian ceasefire on Saturday, according to...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Opinion: ISIS’s Rebellion against Ankara

The official Turkish version is reasonable, despite what skeptics might believe. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was most likely behind the suicide bomb attack in the so...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 26 Jul, 2015

Iran launches charm offensive among wary Gulf states

Dubai and Manama, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began a charm offensive in the Gulf on Sunday to defend a nuclear deal seen by some Ara...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 25 Jul, 2015

Turkey strikes ISIS, Kurdish militants in drive for “safe zone”

Ankara, Reuters—Turkish fighter jets and ground forces hit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) camps in Iraq overnight ...

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Mohamed Ali Mohsen
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on : Saturday, 25 Jul, 2015

Government loyalists close in on Yemen’s largest air base: defense official

Aden, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fighters loyal to Yemen’s government-in-exile on Friday clashed with Houthis inside the rebel-held Al-Anad Air Base, the country’s largest, after captur...

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