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Mirza Al-Khuwaylidi
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on : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Iran FM wants “all parties” in Yemen to work on resolving crisis

Muscat and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—All political factions in Yemen need to be involved in any process aimed at ending the current crisis in the country, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javid Zarif said on Tuesday. In a clear reference to the Shi’ite Houthi movement, Zarif said all groups in Yemen “without exception” needed to “find new solutions to stop the fighting” in the country and speed up the delivery of humanitarian aid to its people. The Iranian foreign minister...

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Fahd Al-Zayabi
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on : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Libya FM: US will not support counter-terror efforts in Libya without unity government

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The United States is refusing to “cooperate” with the Libyan government's counter-terror efforts unless a national unity government is formed, Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Al-Dairi said. In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat during a state visit to Riyadh, Libya’s foreign minister discussed the latest developments in the North African state that remains split between two rival governments amid an increasing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) presence i...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Opinion: The Pitiful Ideology of Suicide Bombers

It must be admitted that the idea of suicide bombings is intimidating in itself. It contradicts our human nature and instincts of self-preservation. Suicide bombings do not take pl...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

US, South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North’s nuclear program

Seoul, Reuters—The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program and will urge China to help bring ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Iraq Shi’ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse ISIS gains

Baghdad, Reuters—Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from the western prov...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Platini pledges support for Jordan’s Prince Ali in FIFA presidency bid

Paris, Reuters—UEFA President Michel Platini has reiterated his support for Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein in the Jordanian's bid to usurp incumbent Sepp Blatter in this week's FI...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Yemen: Volunteer forces retake southern province from Houthis, Saleh loyalists

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—After two months of intense fighting, Popular Resistance forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have re...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Opinion: One year on, Lebanon is still without a president

A full year has passed since Lebanon’s presidency became vacant. Failure to elect a president does not happen in a country that claims to be sovereign and independent. It is also...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

China to extend military reach, build lighthouses in disputed waters

Beijing, Reuters—China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and held a groundbreaking ceremony for two lighthouses in disputed waters, developments likely ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 26 May, 2015

Iraq launches operation to drive ISIS from Anbar

Baghdad, AP—Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of the western Anbar province, where the extremis...

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