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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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Wael Mahdi
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on : Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Oil prices could reach $200 per barrel: OPEC chief

Al-Khobar, Asharq Al-Awsat—Oil prices could rebound to 200 US dollars per barrel if investments in the oil sector dry up in light of current low prices, according to OPEC’s secretary general, Abdallah El-Badri. Speaking to Bloomberg in London on Monday, Badri warned that new investment was needed in order to develop oil fields, with investments in the sector already falling and a number of projects canceled as current low prices continue to affect profit margins. This echoed commen...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Yemen: Key coalition rejects UN-backed talks with Houthis

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—Several of Yemen’s political parties have said they will boycott talks with the Houthi movement sponsored by the UN to reach a solution for the nationwide crisis, claiming conditions are unwelcome following the Shi’ite group’s recent power grab. Key blocs from the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP), a coalition of Yemeni Leftist and Islamist opposition parties, pulled out of talks with the Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, on Monday in protest against the grou...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King

New Delhi, Reuters—President Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation, including top officials and respected Republican foreign policy veterans, to Riyadh on Tuesday to m...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Millions hunker down as US snowstorm totals downgraded

New York, AP—Tens of millions of people along the US East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of the worst the...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Iraqi forces claim victory over ISIS in Diyala

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—At the same time that the Iraqi army has announced the liberation of Diyala province in the east of the country from the Islamic State of Iraq and Sy...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Idiocy and Islamophobia

A friend of mine recently told me a story about how her husband once asked her if, during her time as a student in London, she had ever suffered Islamophobia. Yes, she said, she di...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance

Kiev and St. Petersburg, Reuters—Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

Kurds push ISIS out of Kobani after four-month battle

Beirut and Istanbul, Reuters—Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, driving out remaining Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters to end...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Saudi Policies in the Era of King Salman

What will change in Saudi policy, both foreign and domestic, over the coming period? This is the question that has been most repeated in the Western press since the death of King A...

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Waleed Abdul Rahman
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on : Monday, 26 Jan, 2015

Egypt sees bloody day on fourth anniversary of uprising

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 18 people were killed and 52 injured in clashes throughout Egypt on Sunday, on the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 revolution that topp...

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