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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Knife-wielding attacker slashes face of US ambassador in South Korea

Seoul, Reuters—US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a breakfast forum in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification. Lippert, 42, was bleeding from deep wounds to his face and wrist but was able to walk after the attack. Doctors said later his condition was stable after "very successful" surgery that required 80 stitches in his face. The assailant was caught ...

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Samir Atallah
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Ban Ki-moon and King Salman

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said recently that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has managed to achieve in the first 10 days of his reign what no ruler could possibly achieve during their first 100. But for all their good intentions, Ban’s remarks include a small structural inaccuracy. In the West the president-elect is usually an outsider to the system, and therefore everything they do during their tenure counts as new. But King Salman has been part of the Sa...

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Dalia Assam
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Egypt issues stamps to commemorate Arab screen legend

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt's postal service has issued stamps commemorating Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, one of the Arab world’s most celebrated screen actors, who died...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Saudi diplomat says was treated “inhumanely” by Al-Qaeda captors

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Saudi diplomat recently freed from captivity in Yemen revealed on Tuesday he was treated badly by his Al-Qaeda captors. Speaking to Asharq Al-A...

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Nasser Al-Haqbani
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Enhanced British military presence in region will benefit Gulf: British defense minister

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Plans to strengthen Britain’s military presence in Bahrain will benefit the entire Gulf region, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tue...

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Arafat Madabish
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Yemen: Houthis, Saleh oppose Hadi’s call to hold talks in Riyadh

Sana’a, Asharq Al-Awsat—The rebel Houthi movement and Yemen’s ruling General People’s Congress (GPC) party turned down on Tuesday a proposal by embattled Yemeni Preside...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

After Netanyahu warnings, US, Iran resume talks

Montreux, Reuters—The US and Iranian foreign ministers began a third day of talks over Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

More than 30 killed in coal mine blast in east Ukraine

Donetsk, Reuters—A blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people, a local official said on Wednesday, with dozens more ...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Opinion: ISIS and the Brotherhood

The US is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and so is Iran. At the same time, Washington is holding nuclear talks with Tehran and imposing sanctions on its gover...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Reality of ‘Sexual Jihad’

One Arab writer argues that the three British schoolgirls of Asian origin—Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase—who left their homes and snuck into Syria to joi...

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