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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 3 Aug, 2015

Kerry pushes Iran deal in Qatar

Doha, AP—US Secretary of State John Kerry brought the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar on Monday. Kerry was meeting with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the six-member bloc of Gulf Arab nations that fear Iran's increasing assertiveness in the region and the implications of the agreement. In addition to Iran, the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen were high on the agenda. Opening the meeting, Qa...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Sunday, 2 Aug, 2015

Yemen’s exiled vice president returns to Aden

Sana'a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen's exiled Vice President and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah returned to Yemen on Saturday for the first time since March, when he was placed under house arrest by Houthi rebels and then forced to flee the country. “I aim to return to the country to liberate Aden and ensure that government services are operating,” Bahah said before departing to the Yemeni southern port city of Aden from Saudi Arabia, where he and his government have been in exile since M...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 2 Aug, 2015

President of Cyprus: Time is right for reunification

Nicosia, Asharq Al-Awsat—Since the modern state of Cyprus split into the Republic of Cyprus in the south and the internationally unrecognized Turkish-controlled northern regi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 2 Aug, 2015

Taliban’s new leader calls for unity amid leadership challenges

Kabul, Reuters/AP—In his first public message released on Saturday Afghanistan’s new Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour appealed for unity amid reports his prede...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 1 Aug, 2015

Opinion: Is the Gulf’s Relationship with Washington a Mistake?

The US administration’s deal with Iran on its nuclear program, which ends sanctions and paves the way for rapprochement with Tehran, was viewed by some as a rather low move by Wa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 1 Aug, 2015

Yemen: Plan in place to retake Sana’a from Houthis within 15 days, says senior pro-Hadi commander

Jeddah and Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi will launch an assault on the Houthi-controlled cap...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 1 Aug, 2015

Early poll prospects grow as Turkish airstrikes muddy coalition talks

Ankara and Beirut, Reuters/Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and the Islamic Stat...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Friday, 31 Jul, 2015

UN proposes sending observers to Yemen

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The United Nations has proposed sending UN observers to Yemen in cooperation with the Arab League in order to oversee a resolution to the crisis that h...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 31 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Iran Between Two Fantasies

What does a salesman do when he knows that the product he is pushing is not what it is claimed to be? He tries to stress other advantages the buyer would enjoy, for example winning...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Jul, 2015

Cameron under fire for remarks on migrants

London, AP/Reuters—British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticism for using the word "swarm" to describe migrants trying to get into Britain through the Channel Tun...

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