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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 FIFA presidency vote. Prince Ali is the only remaining candidate standing against Blatter in Friday's election at the FIFA Congress in Zurich after Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the race last week. "I have already taken [this] position because I said many times that FIFA needs a new leader," Platini...

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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 recaptured the southern Al-Dalea province from Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yemeni tribal sources from the Popular Resistance—which includes tribal and other civilian volunteers—told Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday the forces were now in “complete control” o...

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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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Salman Aldosary
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on : Monday, 25 May, 2015

Opinion: Sympathizers Beware

At the same time that Saudi Arabia is fighting a war on its northern borders against Houthi rebels in Yemen in order to restore political legitimacy to that neighboring country, th...

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Asma Al-Ghabiri
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on : Monday, 25 May, 2015

Yemen: UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva postponed

Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—UN-sponsored peace talks between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and the Shi’ite Houthi movement in control of large parts of the co...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 25 May, 2015

John Nash, mathematician who inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ killed in car crash

New Jersey, Reuters—Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a car crash a...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Opinion: Morons and Traitors

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently slammed those criticizing him, saying: “Anyone who says anything contrary to what is said here is a moron, is blind, and a traitor. The...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Syria says Islamic State executes hundreds in Palmyra

Beirut, Reuters—Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. I...

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