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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

Zurich, AP—Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate US and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. Prince Ali's promise of a clean break from FIFA's tarnished recent history was rejected despite the worst scandal in t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Saudi security foils terrorist attack on Dammam mosque

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi security forces have foiled a terrorist attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the eastern city of Dammam on Friday, a security spokesman confirmed. Four people were killed when a car bomb exploded near the Al-Anoud mosque, however the loss of life would have been far greater had the car been allowed to travel closer to the mosque. In comments to the state-owned Saudi Press Agency (SPA), a Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman said: “Security men suspected a...

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Hamza Mustafa
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Iraq: Nineveh governor sacked following ISIS advances

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Against the backdrop of the ongoing advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Nineveh governorate in Iraq, a political s...

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Nayef Al-Rasheed
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Houthis must comply with UN resolutions before any dialogue: Yemen president

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Yemen’s exiled government and several political factions said on Thursday that they refuse to negotiate with the Houthi rebel group unless it withdr...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Syria rebels capture last government-held town in Idlib province

Amman, Reuters—The Syrian army has pulled back from the northwestern city of Ariha after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the last city in Idlib province in northwester...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Nigerians celebrate as Muhammadu Buhari takes over

Abuja, Nigeria,AP—Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing and singing songs and praises at the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 29 May, 2015

Opinion: The choice Iran faces in the region

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani this week launched a stinging attack on critics of his administration’s foreign policy and reminded everyone that politics was all about choice....

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 28 May, 2015

King Salman humanitarian center, UNICEF begin delivering aid to Yemen, refugees

Riyadh and Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works and UNICEF have begun joint efforts to deliver humanitarian relief to Yemenis ...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Thursday, 28 May, 2015

Opinion: The Losing Equation for Sudan

Next week, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir will be inaugurated for a new term in office after lukewarm elections that failed to attract public attention or secure a high turnout ...

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Heba Qudsi
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on : Thursday, 28 May, 2015

Iraq’s anti-ISIS forces to receive 2,000 anti-tank missiles by end of week: Pentagon

Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will receive 2,000 anti-tank missiles by the end of the week, a Pentagon spok...

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