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  • King Salman: A Seasoned Statesman

    King Salman: A Seasoned Statesman
    Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—It is difficult to do justice here to the remarkable traits of leadership and humanity possessed by Saudi Arabia's new King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, who succeeded ...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

Opinion: A Seamless Transition

People from time to time question the future of monarchies in the Middle East, and their ability to face the challenges posed by their turbulent surroundings. They continue to ask these questions though it has became obvious that the region’s monarchies have proved to be the most stable and coherent governments, in contrast to the Arab republics, most of which have had a history of turmoil and unrest that has periodically deprived citizens of personal safety and security, among other basic ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 30 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s greatest asset is stability

In one of those coincidences that adds spice to history, the meeting this week between US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman Bin Abdulaziz also marked the 70th anniversary of the first meeting between the leaders of the two nations. For it was on January 23, 1945 that US President Franklin D. Roosevelt departed the US for the Red Sea where be would meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Al Saud aboard the USS Quincy. Roosevelt had sought a meeting in the aftermath ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any ISIS trade

Amman, AP—Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported th...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Malaysia declares MH370 an “accident”, airline to proceed with compensation

Kuala Lumpur, Reuters—Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to v...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Iraqi cabinet moves forward on National Guard project

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s government has announced it has officially approved the creation of a National Guard force to assist in the fight against the Islamic St...

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Sami Amara
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Moscow talks only chance for Syria settlement: Russian official

Moscow, Asharq Al-Awsat—Moscow is the only place where the Syrian opposition and the government of President Bashar Al-Assad can negotiate a political settlement for the Syri...

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Paula Astih
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Hezbollah does not represent Lebanon’s government: Information Minister

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Lebanon’s government is seeking to “minimize” the repercussions of the latest standoff between Israel and Hezbollah along Lebanon’s southe...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Opinion: The Future of Saudi Foreign Policy

So far, there has been no indication that Saudi Arabia intends to change the direction of its foreign policy, either partially or completely. Saudi policy is usually set in stone, ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Japan says it trusts Jordan to help ISIS hostage

Tokyo, AP—Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, after the ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015

Inquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police bullet

Sydney, AP—A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authoritie...

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