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Monji Saidani
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on : Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015

Tunisia: Report finds shortcomings in security over Sousse attack

Tunis, Asharq Al-Awsat—An initial report by authorities in Tunisia into last week’s attack at a tourist resort in the coastal city of Sousse has found that both the country’s security services and the hotel did not do enough to stop the massacre. Thirty-nine people, mostly British tourists, were killed when a gunman opened fire on people at the beach of the Hotel Rie Imperial Marhaba. Tunisia’s President Beiji Caid El-Sebsi said in a radio address that “an investigation has...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Remote-Controlled Terrorism

Terrorism hit three continents on the same day last week, causing dozens of deaths on a beach in Tunisia and a mosque in Kuwait as well as the beheading of a man at a factory in France where the murderer posed for a selfie with his victim’s decapitated body—an act betraying his mental derangement. In fact, the triple attacks appear to have been committed by sick people exploited for the purpose of terrorizing the world in the name of an organization that has managed to establish a b...

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Mohamed Hassan Shaban
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on : Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015

ISIS affiliate claims coordinated attacks in Sinai, officials say 50 dead

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 50 people were killed and 55 wounded on Wednesday after militants targeted army checkpoints in Egypt’s restive North Sinai region, security ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015

Houthis free 1,200 prisoners, Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen: officials

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Houthi rebels on Tuesday released about 1,200 inmates, including Al-Qaeda suspects, from a prison in an area they control in central Yemen following...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Opinion: A Bloody Friday in Ramadan

Last Friday was indeed a painful and sad day in the month of Ramadan, yet it is no more sufficient to merely express sorrow and abhorrence and call for national unity. As targeting...

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Mirza Al-Khuwaylidi
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Kuwait investigates link between Shi’ite mosque attacker and “Peninsula Lions” group: source

Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwait is investigating whether the perpetrator of last week’s deadly attack on a Shi’ite mosque had links to the “Peninsula Lions,” an Al-Qa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Egypt mourns assassinated top prosecutor

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt held on Tuesday a state funeral for its top judicial official who was killed in a bomb blast in Cairo on Monday. Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s Chief P...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Monday, 29 Jun, 2015

Houthis call for “national partnership” government

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Houthi movement currently in control of large parts of Yemen is seeking to form a “national partnership” government composed of different Ye...

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Khalid Mahmoud
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on : Monday, 29 Jun, 2015

Rival Libyan factions meet for first time in UN-sponsored talks

Rabat and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya’s rival parliaments on Sunday met for the first time for talks on a UN-sponsored proposal which would see them sharing power in the w...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 29 Jun, 2015

Kuwait mosque suicide bomber not known to Saudi authorities: Interior Ministry

Kuwait City and Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi man who carried out a suicide bombing at a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait on Friday had no previous terror convictions, Saudi Ar...

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