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Salman Aldossary
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on : Monday, 30 Mar, 2015

Opinion: King Salman’s Decisive Offer

“At this time, when we did not wish to take this decision [the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen], we wish to emphasize that Riyadh is still leaving the door open to all Yemeni political factions still willing to protect the country’s security and stability.” It was in this manner, during his speech on Saturday at the Arab League summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz deftly summed up Saudi Arabia’s position regarding the current crisis...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Monday, 30 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Curse of Ali Abdullah Saleh

Following the ouster of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011, I visited Yemen twice, with my last visit coming just over three months ago. During those visits I always noticed his old pictures, still hanging in Sana’a, though some had been ripped up and damaged, others their colors faded with age. Months passed following his departure from power, and yet during a short walk through the Old City in Sana’a you would still be able see those old pictures, obstinately refusing to...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Iraq President: ISIS will soon be forced out of Iraq

Sharm El-Sheikh, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Iraq continues its operations to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and begins preparations for...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: newspaper

Berlin, Reuters—The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

9 killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations

Tunis, AP—Tens of thousands of Tunisians from across the political spectrum marched through the capital Sunday to denounce extremist violence after a deadly museum attack on fore...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises

Sharm El-Sheikh, Reuters—Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regi...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Sunday, 29 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Iran’s allies are the Houthis’ allies

There is nothing strange in Iran and its allies being the only ones who are standing with the Houthis, while it is the rest of the world that is standing against their rebellion an...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 28 Mar, 2015

Opinion: After Yemen Intervention, a Negotiated Peace

The extent of regional and international concern over the war in Yemen has exceeded expectations. Anxious governments and international institutions have frankly expressed their vi...

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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 th...

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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 fo...

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