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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Saudi Arabia restores ambassador to Sweden

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia has reinstated its ambassador to Sweden after receiving an apology from Stockholm following the recent diplomatic crisis between the two kingdoms. Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received a letter from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf in which the Swedish monarch expressed his commitment to bilateral relations between the two countries. King Salman also received a letter from Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén who expressed his ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Nigerians turn out en masse to vote in presidential election

Abuja, Nigeria, AP—Nigerians turned out en masse to vote in a presidential election Saturday that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. A car bomb exploded at a polling station in south-central Enugu state but police said none of the voters lining up were hurt in the 7:30 am blast. Police detonated two other car bombs at the scene, a primary school, said Enugu state police Commissioner Dan Bature. The expl...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Saudi King vows to continue Yemen campaign

Sharm El-Sheikh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has vowed that the military intervention in Yemen will continue until the country is stable and safe. ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Saudi-led air strikes target fresh Houthi advance on Aden: residents

Aden, Reuters—Saudi-led air forces struck a convoy of Yemeni Houthi fighters advancing on Aden from the east on Saturday, residents said, and the Saudi navy evacuated diploma...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Opinion: An international storm to uproot the Houthis

So, we have passed “Zero Hour” and the official start of the war against the Houthis in Yemen. This is a war that is taking place with Arab and Gulf participation and amid huge...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Iraqi Shi’ite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout

Baghdad, AP—Iraq's most revered Shi'ite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group after most of t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Saudi King calls regional allies over Yemen crisis

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz made a series of phone calls to regional leaders on Thursday evening to discuss the ongoing military campaign ag...

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Masood Ahmed
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Tunisia’s Resilience amidst Transformation

Having completed the political transition and weathered the international economic crisis, Tunisia is well placed to now complete the economic transformation that is required to en...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north

Sana'a, AP—Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shi'ite rebels and key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 27 Mar, 2015

German pilot said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

Montabaur, Germany, Reuters—The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps killing 150 people broke off his training six years ago due to d...

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